Search Results: "Alexander Dawe"


BOOK REVIEW

ENDGAME by Ahmet Altan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games (2006)."
A jaded crime novelist retires to a Turkish village on the brink of civil war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TIME REGULATION INSTITUTE by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Like all great satire, this book will make readers laugh and cringe in equal measure."
A Turkish novel published more than 50 years ago is now translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE RIVER by Ted Dawe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"Readers will either see themselves in Devon and his story or will reconsider their own roles in their schools' social structures. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A Maori teen's brutal experiences at boarding school provide an object lesson in how systems of power perpetuate themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NISSEQUOTT by Margaret Dawe
Released: June 26, 1992

A stylistically strenuous, time-and-image hopping, ultimately arresting first novel concerned with the changing inner and outer worlds of a Long Island girl from 1958-1973, and with the raw strength of youthful growth and change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MORNING TRAIN by Gerald Dawe
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"Extraordinarily plain yet supple verse, worthy of both the morning commute and more than one evening's reflection."
With his penchant for the stuff of daily living, Dublin native Dawe reveals to us an inviting world of little things with big ramifications. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT INTO HELL IS EASY
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Hellraisers (The Devil's Engine Book 1) by Alexander Gordon Smith

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 -2
Talky Talk: Immersive
Bonus Factors:
 Noir, Deal with the Devil, X-Men
Relationship Status: Successful First Date

 

Cover Story: Mistaken Identity

This cover actually makes a lot more sense in context (the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE POND BOOK AND THE TADPOLE TANK by Karen Dawe
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"This is an attractive hands-on package. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
In the Hand in Hand with Nature series, this inviting field guide to pond life for young naturalists is full of suggestions for observation that will stimulate responsible exploration of the environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRITED AWAY by Tom  Dawe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A few mild chills but bland and generic fare overall. (glossary) (Folkloric short stories. 8-11)"
Supernatural talk and tales from a Newfoundland poet and lifelong resident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY AND THE LITTLE ONE by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The story looks beautiful, but the depths of the issue are never plumbed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse disturbs a monkey's tranquility but soon turns from irksome to indispensable in Alexander's tale of friendship's often strange course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES A BOW by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stadler succeeds in both his amusing illustrations and his well-paced, polished story, and surely Beverly will be back for an encore, perhaps baking brownies, buying a bicycle, or building a bridge as she conquers new fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly Billingsly is back (Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book, 2002), this time with a new venue for her worries: auditions for the school musical called Stormy Weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEVERLY BILLINGSLY BORROWS A BOOK by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A refreshingly welcome new library story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly (a little hippo) is sky-high when she gets her first library card. Read full book review >