Search Results: "Andrew Davidson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"What goes around comes around, to the enchantment of the reader willing to suspend all notions of plausibility."
A romance spanning centuries and continents finds a grotesque narrator redeemed by the love of a woman who claims they first met seven centuries earlier, in this deliriously ambitious debut novel. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE PECULIAR by Ransom Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"A properly peculiar collection from Riggs. (Short stories. 11-15)"
In this special edition, fictive author Millard Nullings selects 10 tales from the many that have passed down through generations to instruct and inform those of the "peculiar persuasion." Read full book review >

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GODHANGER by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Rendered with detail and drama reminiscent of Audubon's, Davidson's accomplished black-and-white wildlife portraits ennoble their animal subjects, and effectively capture the dark, tone of this radical change of pace from a popular, author. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Fans of King-Smith's light, wry animal stories (The Spotty Pig, 1997, etc.) will be shocked by this brutal Christian allegory. Read full book review >

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TOP DOG by Carli Davidson
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A fresh look at some old expressions, using dogs of all ages to teach some new tricks. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
Twenty-one different dogs illustrate a variety of familiar idiomatic expressions about dogs. Read full book review >

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SHAKE, WIGGLE & ROLL by Carli Davidson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Will delight kids and caregivers alike. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A kinetic catalog of canine activities. Read full book review >

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THE VISITOR'S CHOICE by Alexander Davidson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 30, 2014

"An imaginative example of fantasy done right."
With just the turn of a page, a boy is transported to new worlds in this fantastic middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOLTAIRE IN EXILE by Ian Davidson
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-tempered work from whose pages Voltaire gracefully and realistically rises: wiser, more caring and generous, always eloquent as the years gain upon him. (8 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The French philosophe's ebullient, incredibly productive years in exile, admirably drawn by the London Financial Times' former foreign-affairs columnist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOLTAIRE by Ian Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"Unflinching and illuminating."
From the author of Voltaire in Exile: The Last Years, 1753-1778 (2004), a psychologically intimate biography of the great writer and philosopher. Read full book review >

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HOW IS DAN DOING? by Margo Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Candid and heartbreaking memoir that may appeal to those whose experiences mirror the author's."
A mother chronicles the struggles of having a child with antisocial personality disorder. Read full book review >

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THE STARS ASKEW by Rjurik Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Still too verbose but a decided improvement on its dazzling yet chilly predecessor."
Second installment of a fantasy series (Unwrapped Sky, 2014) about a slow-motion rebellion overtaking an ancient, decaying city in thrall to body- and brain-warping magic. Read full book review >

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MAGNETIC CITY by Justin Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A worthy companion to Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City and the American Institute of Architects guides to the architecture of New York as well as a treat for fans of the metropolis."
A street-level celebration of New York City in all "its perpetual complexity and contradiction." Read full book review >