Search Results: "Blake Bailey"


BOOK REVIEW

BAILEY by Harry Bliss
by Harry Bliss, illustrated by Harry Bliss
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Deeper thinkers may see in this a message of acceptance of everyone for who they are; others may simply see fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bailey enjoys his day at school, from the bus ride in the morning through math, art, music, recess, reading and the afternoon bus ride back home to his…doghouse. Read full book review >

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BLAKE by Peter Ackroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"Not the least part of Ackroyd's accomplishment is to have limited himself to 416 pages—enough, and (to paraphrase Blake), assuredly not too much. (16 pages b&w illustrations, 24 pages color illustrations, 73 text illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Ackroyd's biography of William Blake represents an achievement of composite method fully in the poet's own spirit—it's a work so sensitive to its subject, it seems to have conjured him from the beyond. Read full book review >

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CHEEVER by Blake Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2009

"Superb work that shows Cheever wrestling with dark angels, but wresting from those encounters some celestial prose."
A comprehensive treatment of the tormented but artful life of one of fiction's modern masters. Read full book review >

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FARTHER & WILDER by Blake Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"Eloquent, poignant portrait of the artist as outsider and misfit."
Author of acclaimed biographies of John Cheever and Richard Yates, Bailey makes a rather surprising case for the resurrection of this deeply prescient and problematic novelist, who broke open taboos about alcoholics and homosexuals well before it was cool and championed F. Scott Fitzgerald when he was in the process of being remaindered. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2003

"And without that mitigating achievement, this author's life, retold at excruciating length, seems merely a sad, sordid waste."
Overly detailed biography of the critically esteemed author limns every up and down in his self-destructive life. Read full book review >

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THE SPLENDID THINGS WE PLANNED by Blake Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Bailey gives no evidence of his or his brother's splendid plans, only decades of depression, isolation and insidious self-absorption."
An award-winning biographer reveals his troubled past. Read full book review >

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THE BAILEY CHRONICLES by Catherine Cookson
Released: April 19, 1989

Historical-romance mistress Cookson puts her sure hand to work once again, this time blowing a blizzard of soap bubbles in a contemporary setting—working-class northern England, a world of uneasy dole lines and reheated shepherd's pies. Read full book review >

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BAILEY AT THE MUSEUM by Harry Bliss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers who've already met the endearing Bailey will be glad to see he's back and look forward to further exploits; new acquaintances will surely search for his well-received debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his second outing, Bailey, the totally typical early-elementary student who just happens to be a spotted dog, enjoys a field trip and finds a new friend. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bailey's life is lousy—yes, really louse-y, because she and all the other fifth graders have head lice! Read full book review >

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BAILEY THE BEAR CUB by Nannie Kuiper
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An encouraging tale for little ones toddling towards self-reliance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young bear cub takes his first faltering steps towards autonomy at the gentle urging of his mother. Read full book review >

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MY SNAKE BLAKE by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Clever, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Blake the snake just might be the most spectacular pet of all time. Read full book review >