Search Results: "Dalton Conley"


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HONKY by Dalton Conley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Not without its charm, Conley's account has the makings of a made-for-television movie."
Conley (Sociology/New York Univ.) recounts his years of growing up poor in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s in the projects on the Lower East Side of New York, where as a white he was a minority amid Latinos, blacks, and Asians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2004

"Reveals a much more fascinatingly shaded world than that of those who choose either nature or nurture."
The roles of nature, nurture, and birth order as they relate to socioeconomic success. Read full book review >

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ELSEWHERE, U.S.A. by Dalton Conley
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Bright, readable, overblown view of our hyperactive times."
Provocative analysis of stressed-out, striving upper-income professional couples cast adrift in today's 24/7 market-based information economy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"Will appeal to parents whose idea of comedy hews closer to Arrested Development than Leave It to Beaver—but do you want parenting advice from the Bluth family?"
A parent's-eye view of recent scientific research into "the job you can never quit," with a lot of winking. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"An illuminating look at what the brave new world of the future may hold."
A fresh look at the nature vs. nurture debate and the role of race in shaping intelligence and personality. Read full book review >

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STUD by Kevin Conley
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Simply wonderful."
Thoroughbred stallions are an aloof lot, so they don't make a big fuss over being graced with early retirement, plentiful sex, and an enviable cash flow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"An exhaustive survey that glows with insider/outsider appeal."
With the panache of a seasoned sportswriter, former New Yorker editor Conley (Stud: Adventures in Breeding, 2002) takes readers through the action sequences and behind the scenes into the lives of the world's legendary stunt professionals. Read full book review >

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PARIS WAS THE PLACE by Susan Conley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2013

"There aren't many surprises in Conley's first novel, but the sympathetic storytelling and limpid first-person narration succeed in casting a spell."
In an affecting debut, Willow Pears learns not only to love, but also what matters when dealing with loss and problems that have no solution. Read full book review >

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THE FOREMOST GOOD FORTUNE by Susan Conley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A straightforward tale of how China won over an American family."
A frank, anecdotal memoir about the author's time in Beijing and her battle with cancer. Read full book review >

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EXTREME OPPOSITES by Max Dalton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With whole stories unfurling in each image, the book has potential for classroom use as well as for solo enjoyment. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A witty, sophisticated book of opposites. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE THREADS by Annie Dalton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 11, 2006

"Easy to relate to, colorful and poignant. (Fiction. YA)"
A deft, moving chronicle of two lives: 16-year-old Carrie-Anne, hostile and restless within her adoptive family, and Naomi, her birth mother, shown from young childhood up until age 16 when Carrie is born. Read full book review >