Search Results: "Blanche R. Dudley"


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Siggy and the Bullies by Blanche R. Dudley
Released: June 18, 2013

"An endearing, if slightly stiff , children's book about bullying."
Debut author and retired educator Dudley takes on the subject of bullying through the adventures of Siggy, a spunky, one-winged mockingbird. Read full book review >

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HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >

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The Cutting Room by Stewart Dudley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance."
In Dudley's debut novel, a film-festival volunteer chauffeurs, advises and connects with a Hollywood star-turned-documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A dazzling exposition, intellectually demanding but lightened by lively prose, that goes far to establish Young as the Joseph Campbell of the Nineties. (Line drawings—not seen.)"
Audacious anthropological speculation by Young (Literature/Univ. of Essex, England), who traces humanity's spiritual practices back to the ancients and beyond in an attempt to ``heal the rift that opened in the Western soul some 400 years ago when science and religion went their separate ways.'' Decrying today's scientism, or ``science as religion,'' Young calls for a return to ``foundations''—the mythological roots of our understanding of the universe. Read full book review >

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IN MY OWN SWEET TIME by Blanche Cooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1993

"A striking record of unwavering commitment, told without gloss or sentimentality—and, like the best autobiographies, with all the shading and narrative drive of a good novel."
A beguilingly candid love story of the two radicals—the author and her husband, Jim—who founded the Phoenix, the quarterly that first published Henry Miller in the US. Read full book review >

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WHITE EYE by Blanche d'Alpuget
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"With eye-opening events and a collision of people, d'Alpuget achieves a hortatory effect with the calm of ashes settling after a conflagration."
Laced with grue and a trace of black humor, the latest by Australian d'Alpuget (Winter in Jerusalem, 1986, etc.) is set in the Australian outback and rings with alarm bells about the plight of primates (human and otherwise) and creatures in general on our rapidly deteriorating planet. Read full book review >

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KILLING THE EMPERORS by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Imagine And Then There Were None written with wicked humor and a major grievance about money, not taste, ruling the art world."
A raucous send-up of the art world's collectors, critics, curators and especially those postmodernists who call themselves artists. Read full book review >

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Released: May 5, 2008

"Will attract a niche audience, but few beyond that."
Sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, sometimes windy meditation on how today's elderly live. Read full book review >

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CALEB'S WARS by David L. Dudley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Provocative and interesting. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In small-town Georgia in 1944, 15-year-old Caleb is surrounded by war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Readers who can navigate the journalistic density of sometimes anecdotal fact and quotation will be rewarded with a richer sense of recent gay history."
Embedded within this heavily detailed chronicle of the American gay rights movement(s) between 1969 and 1992 are openings of bright clarity onto the complex, sometimes self-divided evolution of gay and lesbian activism. Read full book review >

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THAT CRAZY EDDIE AND THE SCIENCE PROJECT OF DOOM by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2005

"Fast-paced and realistic, this tale rings true for its young readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third-grader Matt and his best buddy Eddie want to win the $50 gift certificate prize for first place in the science fair. Read full book review >