Search Results: "Art Corriveau"


BOOK REVIEW

13 HANGMEN by Art Corriveau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Ghostly fun in old Boston. (historical note) (Fantasy. 9-14)"
When Tony DiMarco's family moves from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Boston's North End, Tony finds himself in the middle of a mystery going back to the days of Paul Revere. Read full book review >

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HOUSEWRIGHTS by Art Corriveau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Vivid period details, but an unconvincing plot and cardboard people."
A creaky first novel about a young woman strong enough to ignore convention in a 1920s town and to live and marry as she pleases. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"An appealing boy-and-dog story. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Reeling from his parents' separation, his move from a comfortable suburban home and perennially postponed visits with his father, almost-12-year-old Nicky Flynn begins a log to record his mother's "lying" when she brings home a former seeing-eye dog to share their tiny apartment in Charlestown, near Boston. Read full book review >

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LEAVING HOME by Art Buchwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"The rest of the story can't come soon enough. (First serial to Parade)"
Humorist Buchwald turns serious, albeit not wholly so, in this affecting memoir of his painful youth and early manhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The quirky Nevada we've never really known, told convincingly."
Slim first collection that goes into unexplored territory both on the map and in the heart. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Heated, hypnotic, bizarre: Mesoamerican history as if composed by an Aztec priest. (One halftone, one map)"
French avant-garde novelist Le ClÇzio (The Giants, 1975, etc.) offers up a meditation and lamentation on Mesoamerican civilizations and the Spanish conquest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTEN UP, GEORGE by Art Buchwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"So: more bright whimsy, bound to please; and for those concerned about the ill-effects of Buchwald's barbs, please note his promise that ``if anyone objects to the material in this book, I will happily retract it.''"
The copy on Buchwald's latest column collection describes him as ``a syndicated columnist, a lecturer, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a plaintiff.'' None of the 157 columns (1989-91) reprinted here goes into the popular pundit's celebrated court case against Eddie Murphy and the Coming to America profits, but Buchwald covers just about every other timely topic (most broached, as usual, in a short fantasy scenario)—from the hidden benefits of smoking (``Nonsmokers...live too long, and to this day they are a tremendous drain on the country's resources'') to Soviet food shortages (a scenario in which Gorbachev gives up USSR conventional forces in Europe in exchange for ten thousand Dairy Queens and ``every Dunkin' Donuts east of the Mississippi'') and the S&L scandal (which finds Buchwald using an oxygen mask to climb a mountain of junk bonds—but ``you can never say that you have reached the summit of an S&L debt, because tomorrow it's bound to be higher''). Read full book review >