Search Results: "Bruce Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2009

"The bighearted Yellow Umbrella discovers unexpected poignancy at a depth deeper than that of most children's books."
Author and artist Dunn turns an everyday object—a yellow umbrella—into a touching tale about the joy of giving selflessly and how small acts of compassion can transcend cultural boundaries. Read full book review >

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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GIRL ON THE VERGE by Pintip Dunn
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling tale with a lot of heart. (Suspense. 14-18)"
How far would you go to fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD IN THE WATER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

Daisy Dalrymple, energetic young heroine of this series set in the early '20s (Damsel in Distress, 1997, etc.), is visiting the Henley-on-Thames country house of her aunt Lady Cheringham, and writing a story for an American magazine about the intercollegiate rowing events of the Thames Regatta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME by Jancee Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2008

"Even the most nostalgic reader will be sick of all the brand names and band names by the time Dunn manages to combine Tretorns and the Violent Femmes in the same sentence."
The Rolling Stone reporter and memoirist (But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous, 2006) remembers the '80s in her first novel. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A MEZZO by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"The plotting is fussy—at times absurd—but the author handles with finesse the taken-for-granted anti-Semitism of the English upper class of the era: an unexpected plus in an otherwise easy-to- take but fluffy confection."
Another adventure for the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, struggling in the years after WW I to build a writing career and to nourish a budding romance with Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher (The Winter Garden Mystery, p. 426)—both in conflict with the aristocratic strictures of the day. Read full book review >

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FALL OF A PHILANDERER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Lacks the complexity of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and the depth of Unnatural Death, to take only two examples of genre classics actually produced during Daisy's mid-1920's idyll."
Pregnant Daisy Fletcher is on holiday with her stepdaughter and her pal near the seaside community of Westcombe, Devonshire, when their idyll is disrupted by yet another violent death. Read full book review >

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1940 by Susan Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"A sympathetic, entertaining portrayal of two presidential opponents and ultimate colleagues—a nice complement to Lynne Olson's more comprehensive, sweeping Those Angry Days (2013)."
A warmly characterized study of Franklin Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie as they battled for the presidency of 1940 within a yawning national chasm over the war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IBID: A LIFE by Mark Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2004

"Humorous, quick like the wind: fiction that peers at an imaginary life never head-on but through a multitude of sideways glances, peeking through fingers and intimating stranger things than can be imagined in the light of day."
Having an extra leg doesn't mean you can't have a full life. Read full book review >

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PINK CADILLAC by Robert Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2001

"The drama of the hunt doesn't match the passion and life-and-death issues of the original participants, but the pervasive passion for music does provide the novel with a steady heat."
A "musical novel" about the blues and Elvis from short-fiction writer and poet Dunn pays dutiful homage to the birth of rock'n'roll through romance and a roadhouse murder mystery—but without a whole lot of intensity. Read full book review >

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DEMOCRACY by John Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2006

"Essential backstory on the news from Iraq."
A timely and nuanced account of a simple word that has emerged triumphantly from history, crying, "Power to the people!" Read full book review >