Search Results: "Amy Dickinson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"An unabashed, self-pity-free, landmine-filled love letter to a rocky past, credited for the author's current success and happiness."
In a gutsy debut memoir about family, resolve and the secret of survival, farm girl turned advice columnist Dickinson plows to the root of her down-to-earth American know-how. Read full book review >

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STRANGERS TEND TO TELL ME THINGS by Amy Dickinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"In this extension of her debut memoir, Dickinson remains an engagingly chatty, witty, and relatable writer with sage insights."
A popular newspaper columnist candidly shares more memories of her altruistic life, past and present. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Rich visuals and an unusual mystery make this short novel an intriguing read."
The rare murder among neighboring tribes forces a young Native American man to quickly grow up as he hunts his father's killer in Dickinson's novel. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"These strange, sometimes beautiful tales might find their best readership among those who think they have moved beyond YA. (Fantasy and science fiction short stories. 14 & up)"
Twice before, Dickinson teamed up with his wife, Robin McKinley, to create short story collections centered on elemental themes; now he concludes the elemental quartet with this solo collection of earth and air stories. Read full book review >

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THE TEARS OF THE SALAMANDER by Peter Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Complex characters, spectacular magical and natural outbursts, taut plotting, and atmospheric writing unite in a coruscating exhibition of storytelling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In the wake of Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits (2002), co-authored with Robin McKinley, Dickinson offers an extended tale braided with fire. Read full book review >

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RUMOR HAS IT by Charles Dickinson
Released: Jan. 23, 1990

In his fourth novel, Dickinson exchanges the muted domesticity of his earlier work (Waltz in Marathon, 1983; The Widows' Adventures, 1989) for the hurly-burly of a newsroom. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A leisurely period whodunit with Dickinson's customary historical tidbits and patches of local color, swathed in an appealing Victorian narrative."
The probe of an odd art theft leads an amateur British sleuth to murder most dastardly. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN OLD MASTER by David Dickinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Though much of the rich detail here ends up having little to do with the murder, readers will enjoy the whole picture."
Investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt often complains about his wife Lucy's extended family, but her connections prove invaluable when he's drawn into the murder of her cousin, art critic Christopher Montague. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE NEVSKII PROSPEKT by David Dickinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"The sixth Powerscourt adventure shows wit, panache and a lively sense of history, and is presented with immediacy and authority."
Lord Francis Powerscourt emerges from a comfy retirement to solve a murder in Imperial Russia. Read full book review >

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ANGEL ISLE by Peter Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Dickinson's return to that world will delight and satisfy his fans and introduce others to an enchanting reading experience. (Fantasy. YA)"
Centuries have passed since the Printz Honor Award-winning The Ropemaker (2001): Mountain horsemen have attacked The Valley and two adults and a teenager set out, searching for a magician to renew life-saving enchantments on their home. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL CHILD by John Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"By no means an easy read, it is immensely rewarding, for older teens or adults with the courage to make the journey. (Fantasy. YA)"
The culmination of a superlative fantasy trilogy offers a heartbreaking vision of violence, failure, betrayal, sacrifice and redemption. Read full book review >