Search Results: "Alan Dabney"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS by Grady Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"Well-suited to middle and high schoolers as well as to adults seeking to brush up their statistical skills without breaking a sweat."
A gentle, pleasantly illustrated induction into the strange world of bell curves and chi squares. Read full book review >

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SWEET LUCY WINE by Dabney Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1992

"Pembroke magazine, Chattahoochee Review, and the like."
Ten stories—mainly from the viewpoint of a boy growing up in a southern town—that are evocative and poetic, but more sketches than fully realized fictions. Read full book review >

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THE PEACE KEEPER by R.S. Dabney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"A solid, earnest entry with richly developed characters and moral themes."
In the second installment of Dabney's (The Soul Mender, 2016) fantasy series, Riley Dale seems destined to restore stability to increasingly unstable parallel universes.Read full book review >

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The Soul Mender by R.S. Dabney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"Judging by the engrossing first volume, this trilogy about two heroines' perilous mission has the potential to be not only highly entertaining, but profoundly edifying as well."
A debut novel follows a young woman as she struggles to come to grips with the realization that in a parallel universe everyone has an opposite. Read full book review >

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EDMUND WILSON by Lewis M. Dabney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While the general reader will probably be lost throughout a good portion of this collection, it is a neat treat for die-hard Wilsonians."
This solid but too disparate collection of essays and panel discussions (drawn from a series of 1995 symposia celebrating the centenary of his birth) revisits Wilson's life, work, and legacy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A fine nonfiction collection, marred only by its rather odd title. (bibliography) (Nonfiction/collective biography. 9-14)"
Each of the five people profiled in this fascinating collection has won a National Heritage Fellowship, but young readers probably won't care about that. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT HUNGER by Alan Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Reads like preteen-authored Twilight fanfic; only worth it for its intended purpose. (Horror. 11-17)"
Cursed with a ravenous nighttime appetite, will John hurt the ones he loves? Read full book review >

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TILT by Alan Cumyn
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"The comedy and drama are both mild, but the two eminently likable teens at the center of it look capable of keeping heads and hearts in balance in a world subject to sudden tilts. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Almost despite himself, 16-year-old Stan emerges with flying colors from a week of sweet confusion, domestic turmoil and momentous tests of character. Read full book review >

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CASSIE LOVES BEETHOVEN by Alan Arkin
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Whether readers' acquaintance with great music is intimate or just nodding, this epiphanic episode is sure to incite laughter and deeper thoughts. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Never has music wrought more profound change than in this engaging bucolic tale from the author of Some Fine Grampa! (1995). Read full book review >

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SAMURAI SHORTSTOP by Alan Gratz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"The graphic opening chapter makes this for older readers, who will find it an unusual take on the American (and Japanese) pastime. (author's notes, bibliography) (Fiction. 14+)"
Commodore Perry sailed into Yokohama harbor in 1853, and only a few years later, in 1870, baseball was introduced into Japan, along with many other Western influences. Read full book review >