Search Results: "Ann Richardson Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2011

"Harshly beautiful stories, shot through with spiritual exaltation."
Hardship, brutality and frustration are balanced by sudden gleams of grace in these luminous period fables. Read full book review >

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RIDING FOR MY LIFE by Julie Krone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 1995

"It's Krone's passion for riding that distinguishes her—she should stick to the horsey stuff."
Top jockey Krone's memoir might better be titled ``Everything I Need to Know I Learned at the Racetrack.'' Krone, 31, is the ``winningest female jockey'' ever—and one of the winningest jockeys, period. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Even intense nostalgia cannot justify this book. (Photos, not seen)"
What is there to say about a cookbook whose the author openly admits, ``Personally, I can't cook''? Read full book review >

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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WINDJAMMER by V.A. Richardson
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Richardson sets the stage for sequels from the first chapter on, but few readers are likely to want to read them. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Stronger on 17th-century historical detail than plot or character, this overblown series opener stars a dimwitted, unlikable Amsterdam teenager who suddenly finds himself heir to a family business tottering on the edge of bankruptcy. Read full book review >

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AFTER HAMELIN by Bill Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Likely to attract lovers of fairy-tales, but it will disappoint. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An expansion of the classic story of the pied piper, this tells of young Penelope, left behind when the piper returns for the children of Hamelin after saving the town from rats. Read full book review >

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THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER by Tony Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"They should have talked- -though Richardson sparkles here nonetheless. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photos)"
A lean, mean, and ultimately engaging autobiography by the British producer-director, finished six years before his death from AIDS in 1991. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Richardson (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a memoir, 1999), once head of Christie's US operations and now a contributor to Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, etc., proves again that he's one of our foremost biographers."
Engaging essays about an odd mix of artists, writers, tycoons, trendsetters, and con guys from the worlds of literature and art. Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BROTHERS' BED AND BREAKFAST by Bill Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"By and large, a collection of cloying cuteness and failed wit."
Broadcaster Richardson, billed as Canada's Garrison Keillor, suffers from the literary humorist's bane: He shoots for whimsy, but ends up wallowing in clichÇ. Read full book review >

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Trust Fund Baby by Douglas Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"An impressive story of corruption, religion and friendship, and the lengths people go to for love."
A fascinating tale of a young man's downward spiral into depression. Read full book review >