Search Results: "Bill Richardson"


BOOK REVIEW

AFTER HAMELIN by Bill Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Likely to attract lovers of fairy-tales, but it will disappoint. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An expansion of the classic story of the pied piper, this tells of young Penelope, left behind when the piper returns for the children of Hamelin after saving the town from rats. Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BROTHERS' BED AND BREAKFAST by Bill Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"By and large, a collection of cloying cuteness and failed wit."
Broadcaster Richardson, billed as Canada's Garrison Keillor, suffers from the literary humorist's bane: He shoots for whimsy, but ends up wallowing in clichÇ. Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BROTHERS' BED AND BREAKFAST PILLOW BOOK by Bill Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 1997

A sweet nothing of a sequel to Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast (1996), a collection of recipes, book lists, and slightly silly narrative noodlings about the lives of fraternal twins Hector and Virgil, their pets, their guests, acquaintances, and idle hours at their British Columbian island retreat. Read full book review >

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SALLY DOG LITTLE by Bill Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A well-told tale that tweaks the Littles enough you'd think some of their stuffing might fall out, and illustrated with the bright edginess of a Lane Smith, exaggerated to a fare-thee-well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Littles are a staid lot, formal to a fault. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Good-natured, self-serving, with useful lessons for budding officeholders (hint: let someone powerful introduce you to your first big crowd). We'll be hearing more from this author."
"I love campaigning, honing the message and delivering it to the voters": a political memoir of the sort that usually precedes a bid for the presidency—a possibility the present New Mexico governor surely keeps close to his heart. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHABET THIEF by Bill Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the larger format of the similarly themed Take Away the A, by Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo (2014), is more suitable for group sharing, this sneaky romp will do well one-on-one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In rhyming text, this nontraditional alphabet book playfully depicts a thief in the act of stealing the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. Read full book review >

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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. Read full book review >

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Trust Fund Baby by Douglas Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"An impressive story of corruption, religion and friendship, and the lengths people go to for love."
A fascinating tale of a young man's downward spiral into depression. Read full book review >

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THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER by Tony Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"They should have talked- -though Richardson sparkles here nonetheless. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photos)"
A lean, mean, and ultimately engaging autobiography by the British producer-director, finished six years before his death from AIDS in 1991. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Richardson (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a memoir, 1999), once head of Christie's US operations and now a contributor to Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, etc., proves again that he's one of our foremost biographers."
Engaging essays about an odd mix of artists, writers, tycoons, trendsetters, and con guys from the worlds of literature and art. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSE by Doug Richardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Occasionally gory, darkly cynical, over-the-top political slam-dunk, with comic portrayals of campaign tricks so dirty it's amazing that they're legal. (First printing of 125,000; film rights to Imagine Entertainment)"
A wickedly sleazy small-town mano a mano political thriller pits a naive yuppie lawyer against a homicidal cracker in a vicious southern Texas race for the US Congress. Read full book review >