Search Results: "Arthur Bradford"


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DOGWALKER by Arthur Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2001

"Lovers of Lassie, Come Home should be forewarned—but more adventurous readers may find Bradford's uniquely daring and provocative stories well worth their attention. (His first film, How's Your News?, is scheduled to air on HBO this summer.)"
If you're an admirer of David Lynch movies, you won't want to miss this surpassingly bizarre debut collection—the work of a young Virginia writer and (as it happens) filmmaker. Read full book review >

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TURTLEFACE AND BEYOND by Arthur Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A jazzy, anarchic collection."
In his second collection of short stories, Bradford (Dogwalker, 2001, etc.) delights with surprising tales of young men and women struggling to connect.Read full book review >

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BENNY'S BRIGADE by Arthur Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A perfunctory plotline, buried among visual wonders that more than compensate. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland but surreal tale two children find a tiny walrus in a nut. Read full book review >

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THERE WILL BE WOLVES by Karleen Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Steer readers to Karen Cushman's The Midwife's Apprentice (1995) for its more richly developed characters and vivid, better-integrated picture of medieval life. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A harsh, patchy tale of the first Crusade. Read full book review >

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MARTIN AMIS by Richard Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Just serviceable. Readers interested in all things Amis will want to refer to the roman à clef The Information and anxiously await an autobiography."
Indifferently written bio of "the best prose stylist in English…in the closing decades of the last and the opening of this century." Read full book review >

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BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR by Chris Bradford
ADVENTURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Despite the website hype, this is a commonplace James Clavell knockoff for kids. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1611, 12-year-old British sailor Jack Fletcher's ship is attacked by ninjas, and the entire crew, including Jack's father, the ship's pilot, are killed. Read full book review >

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THE ALMANAC BRANCH by Bradford Morrow
Released: June 1, 1991

"Plotted for maximum tease value to entice the reader on this convoluted journey but offering too little rewardperhaps because there's not enough substance to this particular rich and neurotic family."
Morrow's teasing, psychologically dense second novel (after Come Sunday, 1988)about the neurotic lives of a rich American familybetrays its early promise in favor of endless literary avant-garde posturing. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINER'S TALE by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"A book that's likely to be best remembered for putting an attractive human face on an esoteric craft."
A committed dowser but reluctant psychic is the winsome protagonist of this sixth novel from Morrow (Ariel's Crossing, 2002, etc.), which occupies a middle ground between domestic realism and Gothic suspense. Read full book review >

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The Witch-Fiddler by Deborah Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Predictable but nonetheless engaging."
Inspired by Celtic mythology, Bradford's debut fantasy novel follows its title character from unhappy childhood through the evolution of her powers as a caillagh (witch).Read full book review >

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ARIEL’S CROSSING by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"High-toned escape with palatable preaching and beautiful scenery."
Ghosts of the Spanish settlers and lingering effects of the Manhattan Project pleasantly spook the atmosphere in a New Mexican family drama. Read full book review >