Search Results: "Avram Davidson"


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THE INVESTIGATIONS OF AVRAM DAVIDSON by Avram Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 1999

Much-honored sf/fantasy writer Davidson (1923—93) was also a master of the mystery short story, argues his friend Richard Lupoff in his warmly appreciative introduction, and adduces in evidence 13 stories ranging in their settings from China to Olde New York, and running from a new twist on the old tale of the vanished bride to a grimly satisfying anecdote of slavery and the law. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Funny, eccentric, sophisticated fantasies from SF's most erudite and accomplished literary stylist."
Another posthumous collection following The Avram Davidson Treasury (1998) gathers Davidson's more obscure but delightful alternate histories, literary pastiches, and comic meditations on a past that never existed. Read full book review >

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THE AVRAM DAVIDSON TREASURY by Avram Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"Dense, erudite, and literary, these stories seem destined to find a small but highly appreciative audience."
All agree that Davidson (1923—93) was a gifted and technically accomplished writer with a good ear for dialogue. 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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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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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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 >