Search Results: "Clare Cavanagh"


BOOK REVIEW

NONREQUIRED READING by Wislawa Szymborska
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Glorious distillations of a capacious mind and heart."
Nobel laureate Szymborska (Miracle Fair, 2001, etc.) reprints nearly a hundred pithy pieces about books from her many years as a newspaper columnist in Poland. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER BEAUTY by Adam Zagajewski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An engaging, occasionally frustrating, but generally very satisfying notebook, filled with acutely observed moments both past and present."
A quirky, offbeat memoir-cum-journal from a leading Polish poet. Read full book review >

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SLIGHT EXAGGERATION by Adam Zagajewski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An illuminating prose album of candid musings on the 'melancholy and joyful' gifts of art."
Reflections on art, music, poetry, and family from an acclaimed Polish poet. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PIPER by Helen Cavanagh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"A vivid setting, interesting subplots, and complex characters—especially Christie, who tells the story—add up to a gripping tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The chilling and fascinating topic of reincarnation, recently treated in Penelope Farmer's Penelope (p. 373), is at the center of this story. Read full book review >

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PANTHER GLADE by Helen Cavanagh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"An entertaining novel that develops some worthwhile values in a nicely understated fashion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Bill isn't exactly happy about spending the summer with great-aunt Cait while his parents go on a business trip abroad; he hasn't seen her since he can remember, has little interest in her work as an archaeologist, and is apprehensive about the wildlife around her home near Florida's Everglades. Read full book review >

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THE PLEA by Steve Cavanagh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A worthwhile caper, if a little overweight."
You can beat him up, arrest his wife, try to acid bomb him, but you can't hustle a hustler. Read full book review >

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HEAD GAMES by Thomas B. Cavanagh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Though the writing could be sharper, Cavanagh's ambitious debut has a terrific premise and many appealing touches, including an unbeatable cliffhanger."
What happened to the missing teen idol? Read full book review >

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THE PRODIGAL SON by Thomas B. Cavanagh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Cavanagh's crackerjack pace and his hero's lack of self-pity compellingly dramatize the chaos of Mike's life."
An ex-cop who's survived cancer tackles two tough cases as a new private eye. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Wide-angle perspectives that afford a framework for assessing a widening world's increasingly intertwined economy."
A measured, anecdotally documented brief for the proposition that a few hundred corporate leviathans have gained a controlling interest in the world economy—at no small cost to national and local governments striving to preserve a sense of community. Read full book review >

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ARABELLA MILLER’S TINY CATERPILLAR by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pleasing and useful, for storytimes as well as one-on-one sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Expanding a familiar preschool finger rhyme, Jarrett delivers an appealing (and singable) confection capped with a double spread of facts about the life cycle of the butterfly. Read full book review >

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JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >