Search Results: "Brian Dolan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2001

"Much less engaging than one would expect, given the potentially compelling subject matter. (16 pages color photos, not seen)"
A study of British women travelers in the 18th century that began as a research file for Exploring European Frontiers (not reviewed). The result retains the feel of a file: some interesting clips, some pictures, and lots of padding. Read full book review >

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WEDGWOOD by Brian Dolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"A slice of serious history that's also pretty as a picture."
An elegant biography, abundant in historical and cultural detail, of the 18th-century pottery magnate. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE HAUNTED FARM by Elys Dolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"This is one haunted farm readers won't want to skip. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Dolan takes her zany, anthropomorphic animals to new heights of silliness in this Halloween tale. Read full book review >

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NUTS IN SPACE by Elys Dolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Light and playful, with busy action and energetic spoofs, this silly story is a good thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A space-adventure picture book featuring anthropomorphic animals…and nuts. Read full book review >

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VERY BAD MEN by Harry Dolan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"The rare crime novel with something for everyone who reads crime fiction."
A second mind-bending case for Ann Arbor editor David Loogan that begins just as simply and ominously and takes the reader on just as wild a journey. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DEAD GIRL by Harry Dolan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"As in his first two thrillers (Very Bad Men, 2011, etc.), Dolan plays out the complications with a spider's patience. This time, however, an unmemorable culprit makes his infernal logic seem just a tad less inevitable, scary and remorseless."
Stung by discovering his fiancee's infidelity, an upstate real estate inspector walks out on her and into a relationship with a local law student—a relationship that turns even more intense with the student's murder. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX by J.D. Dolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2000

"Dolan unflinchingly peels away the layers from a family's secrets and fears, and in doing so creates a memorial to a brother lost too soon—as well as a powerful, unsettling lament for the ways in which life's hard realities can diminish one's dreams."
A beautifully written, painfully frank memoir about a death in the family, and a meditation on the fragile bonds of kinship in the modern world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Expertly crafted parenting advice that advocates gentleness and presence above all else."
Family therapist, health and wellness executive, and writer Dolan-Del Vecchio (The Pet Loss Companion, 2013, etc.) offers common-sense parenting advice. Read full book review >

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WEASELS by Elys Dolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Amid sight gags, crossed wires and way too many espresso drinks, these weasels rule! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ultracaffeinated weasels plotting world domination face a setback when their room-sized, Rube Goldberg-ian machine breaks down. Read full book review >

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE PROMISE OF ROCK 'N' ROLL by Marc Dolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2012

"In these pages Springsteen remains, for all his apparent openness, both personally and artistically remote, and Dolan's interpretive methodology sheds limited light."
The Boss' canon receives trainspotting treatment via his concert appearances and recordings. Read full book review >

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GEORGE THE DOG, JOHN THE ARTIST by John Dolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A disarmingly modest yet profound tale of redemption."
The story of a desperately poor Londoner and a twice-abandoned Staffordshire bull terrier named George poses the question, "Who rescued whom?" Read full book review >

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BAD THINGS HAPPEN by Harry Dolan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 2009

"On the other hand, Dolan has provided a seven-course banquet for readers with a taste for deliriously overplotted pulp with just enough polish to keep them from feeling guilty."
Dolan's debut thriller begins simply enough, with two men burying a third in a forested section of Ann Arbor's Marshall Park. From there, it gets ever more loopy, far-fetched and baroque. Read full book review >