Search Results: "Arthur W. Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Too academic to have wide appeal, but worthwhile for students of ethics, medical and otherwise."
Meticulous explication of the significance and value of narratives of illness by a Canadian (Univ. of Calgary) sociologist who, as a survivor of both a heart attack and cancer, is himself a ``wounded storyteller.'' Seriously ill people are wounded in both body and voice and ``need to become storytellers to recover the voices that illness and its treatment have taken away,'' according to Frank (At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness, 1991). Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE OBSTINATE PEN by Frank W.  Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Is the pen obstinate or obstreperous? A book as much fun to engage as it is simply to follow. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pen speaks the truth to a series of self-involved townsfolk in this pleasingly eccentric treat from Dormer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLICK! by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A metafictive look at technology, with rhyming wordplay to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dog is determined to catch a cat, but mysterious clicks keep interrupting (and changing) the chase. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CERTIFIABLY INSANE by Arthur W. Bahr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Though the hell-hath-no-fury plot couldn't be more familiar (especially to fans of Richard Gere movies), Bahr's portrait of his homicidal heroine and her victims is so nuanced that the familiar plot twists seem, if not exactly fresh, then genuinely creepy. (Mystery Guild featured alternate)"
Bahr's posthumous first novel trains a microscope on a killer's insanity defense and its chilling, though predictable, aftermath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOCKSQUATCH by Frank W.  Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Even though their appearances are brief, they express enough character to make young readers wish to hold them dear, and they are ready to give Socksquatch the socks off their feet in the kind of spontaneous generosity that all little monsters need to cultivate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Socksquatch is a creature of few words—"Got sock?" nearly exhausts his vocabulary—but of commanding presence: hairy barrel of a body, with striped antlers coming out of his block head, and primitive, very primitive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWORD IN THE STOVE by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A joyful, silly tale for the adventurer, boy or girl, young or old: medieval mayhem at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two chefs solve one big mystery (albeit too late!) in this humorous spoof on the knight-and-dragon tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"An intensely analytical academic exercise. For more accessible books on technological subjects, check out Henry Petroski (The Toothpick: Technology and Culture, 2007, etc.)."
A scholarly inquiry into the origin, structure and evolution of technology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTER DUCKIES! by Frank W. Dormer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Certainly not evocative of a real firefighter's job, but absurd situations will elicit storytime giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three little ducks have a very dangerous—and silly—job to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Managing Informal Employee Organizations by Frank W. Shaw
Released: March 5, 2013

"A clear-cut, convincing case for managers to appreciate and work with informal employee organizations."
A comprehensive analysis of the social underpinnings of workplaceorganizations and the best methods for channeling the resulting behavior toward particular goals. Read full book review >