Search Results: "Carol Dines"


BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN’S SOPRANO by Carol Dines
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Riveting in both action and description. (Historical fiction. YA)"
In the late 17th century, Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated her throne, became a Catholic and moved to Rome, where she ruled a quarter in the city and jockeyed for power with Pope Innocent XI. Read full book review >

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TALK TO ME by Carol Dines
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"They and their families are wrestling with the rest of life as well as adolescence, in stories that hone in on a moment in time and map from it a future of myriad possibilities. (Short stories. 13-15)"
A collection of clear-eyed stories that are full of promise. Read full book review >

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ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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DEATH DINES IN by Claudia Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"The rest of the contributions are summarized by Puzzle Lady Cora Felton's niece Sherry Carter: 'Somebody got killed, and because of the quiche you were a suspect, but aside from that it went great.'"
Eat, drink, and be murdered in this collection of 16 new stories. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CAROL by Sara Teasdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"An attractive addition for the Christmas shelf. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
Gottlieb's boldly contemporary art (see Melrose Cooper's I've Got a Family, p. 719) pairs surprisingly well with Teasdale's verse (c. 1937); though traditional in form, her poem has a concise directness and energy that match the artist's simple forms, broad lines of rough black, and assertive colors. Read full book review >

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A SATAN CAROL by Alan S. Kessler
Released: Dec. 26, 2011

"Fans of the macabre will enjoy this novel approach to a timeless struggle."
Set during the Great Irish Famine of the mid-1800s, first-time author Kessler's tale of horror centers on an unforgiving landlord and his quest for the "golden soul." Read full book review >

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A MIDNIGHT CAROL by Patricia K. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A much better book than another Christmas tale Dickens penned about this time (see The Life of Our Lord, below)."
Poor Charley Dickens! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOCTOR DINES IN PRAGUE by Robin Hathaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Fenimore is far too slender a reed to support the menace Hathaway thrusts on him: a runaway cozy that wants to grow up to be a thriller."
Leaving behind the City of Brotherly Love, Dr. Andrew Fenimore (The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest, 2001, etc.) travels to Kafka's birthplace to find intrigue more worthy of The Trial than his narrow shoulders. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A unique, ageless Yuletide treasure for fans and collectors alike."
A perennial holiday favorite is immortalized with a singular trade edition of the original manuscript. Read full book review >

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THE HURON CAROL by Jesse Edgar Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Readers may prefer Frances Tyrrell's version (Eerdmans, 2003) that strays from nature and has more of a liturgical feel—with illustrations that show authentic clothing and setting. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Legend has it that a Jesuit missionary, Father Jean de Brebeuf, created this Christmas carol in 1641 for the Huron Indians with whom he was working. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL by Helen Ward
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The story is a gentle tribute to the animals' role in the Nativity, and a reminder that even the smallest and lowliest have gifts to give that are fit for a king. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The wise men were not the only ones who gave gifts to the newborn Jesus. Read full book review >