Search Results: "Carolyn Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE SPEAKS by Ari Berk
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The stories themselves are retold with a fine sense of oral language, but librarians, teachers and parents will need to assist young readers in finding the nuggets of gold in this rich but sometimes arid compendium. (list of tribes and nations mentioned, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-adult)"
Arresting in its presentation, with sharp reproductions of artifacts from many centuries and contemporary artworks pictured on beige parchment-like pages, this book is a delight for the eyes, but difficult to comprehend. Read full book review >

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A PIE WENT BY by Carolyn Dunn
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2000

"Diet-killing recipe included. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Rich in alliteration and internal rhyme, Dunn's debut makes a surefire read-aloud for cumulative tale lovers. 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

MISTLETOE AND MURDER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"All too true—and dull, too."
Married at last to Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher, features writer Daisy Dalrymple (To Davy Jones Below, 2001, etc.) is researching an article about Brockdene, a country estate owned by Lord Westmoor of the Helstone Norvilles but occupied by the family's Cornish branch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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PAYBACK by Alan Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Until the overextended epilogue, however, Dunn manages the suspense for his attractively down-to-earth hero so expertly that you may think you're reading Dick Francis without the horses."
British author Dunn's first US publication packs private investigator Billy Oliphant and his budding daughter Kirsty off on what looks like a pleasant February weekend at Forestcrag Village in the north of England as the guests of electrician Sly Rogers, Billy's old friend and sometime employee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1991

"Its strength as an inside look, however, is related to its concomitant weakness as the eloquence and passionate involvement become excessive and intrusive, projecting unverifiable feelings and thoughts on characters—and as Dunn manipulates them to meet her hypotheses."
With sensitivity and imagination, Britisher Dunn re-creates the fascination, dependencies, competition, ``complicity,'' jealousies, the whole range of ``dynamics'' expressed in the pathologically close sibling relationship between two beautiful, talented, brilliant, intense, and creative women. Read full book review >