Search Results: "Clare Cavanagh"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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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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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CLARE BEATON'S GARDEN RHYMES by Clare Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"The small size and detail-oriented pictures suit this sweet fabric bonbon to one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
This diminutive board book of garden-themed nursery rhymes is illustrated with sewn fabric scenes. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS GIRL by Clare Pernice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A flight of fancy, verbally and visually spare, that any would-be 'star' will gladly take. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child transforms her bedroom into the big top. Read full book review >

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THE BEST PICNIC EVER by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Would that every visit to the park could feature such a satisfying rumpus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With big, loosely drawn color-pencil sketches, Jarrett lays out a minimal but tempting playscape: a seemingly deserted park that sprouts large and delightful friends for a solitary lad to romp with while his unflappable mother lays out a picnic. Read full book review >