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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THE EXPLOSIONIST by Jenny Davidson
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Readers willing to dive in will be eager for the sequel. (author's note) (Fantasy/alternate history. 13 & up)"
Adult novelist and scholarly author Davidson crafts a YA alternate-history/murder-mystery romp—and mostly pulls it off. Read full book review >

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JASON & KYRA by Dana Davidson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Suffering without a strong story or inspired writing, Davidson's debut misses its mark. (Fiction. 12+)"
An improbable romance blossoms between two African-American students: Jason Vincent, basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school, and intelligent, but inexperienced Kyra Evans. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Further Reading''; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In lucid detail that will be easily comprehended by middle- grade children and novices of all ages, a survey of art's styles, techniques, and symbols through the ages; the social, economic, and philosophical reasons underlying them; and how viewers' experiences affect their response to art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Davidson has his biases, and they show—but so, too, do his great affection and goodwill for a continent too often maligned or ignored."
A mixed bag of 20 essays and lectures (most reprinted from The New Statesman and other journals) by Africa-expert Davidson (The Black Man's Burden, 1992, etc.), selected by the author in commemoration of his 80th birthday. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WARS by Christopher Davidson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An exhaustively researched account that will find its most extensive readership in the academic and diplomatic communities."
Scholarly study of the reactionary counterterrorism patterns established for centuries—e.g., the Jacobite risings of 1688; the Thermidorian reaction to the French Revolution, etc.—now driving the Western reaction to jihadi terror. Read full book review >

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CATARACT CITY by Craig Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"'It's a big world out there,' our narrator tells us. So it is, and while you wouldn't want to live in this corner of it, it's well worth a visit."
Snowmobile chases, cigarettes and snub noses: Canadian novelist Davidson's (The Fighter, 2007, etc.) latest is a down-and-dirty look at life on the quiet side of Niagara Falls. Read full book review >

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Messages from My Hero in Heaven by Melissa Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2015

"A powerful, sometimes surreal memoir about facing grief through faith."
A grieving mother finds comfort in the notion that her deceased son is, in many ways, still with her. Read full book review >