Search Results: "Dana Spiotta"


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LIGHTNING FIELD by Dana Spiotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2001

"Mostly unmemorable people, but a witty satire, nonetheless, about the lives of the idle and beautiful."
The glittering if ephemeral distractions of life in the City of Angels are lampooned with a wry, knowing touch, in a funny first novel by a writer who grew up "surrounded by the movie industry." Read full book review >

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INNOCENTS AND OTHERS by Dana Spiotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A superb, spiky exploration of artistic motivation."
The complex relationship among three women and the film world drives this tale of technology and its discontents. Read full book review >

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EAT THE DOCUMENT by Dana Spiotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Fiction as documentary, a coruscating, heartrending fable of struggle and loss."
Two 1970s activists spend decades on the run in Spiotta's antihero odyssey. Read full book review >

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STONE ARABIA by Dana Spiotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"A fine novel about heartbreak. Spiotta keenly understands how busily we construct images of ourselves for the public, and how hard loved ones work to dismantle them."
A woman tussles with memories of her brother, a rock 'n' roll cult hero, in a sharp, challenging novel about identity and family history. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN IN THE MAGIC STORM by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Weathering this storm should leave readers on cloud nine. (glossary, appendices) (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In their sixth adventure, Phoebe and her best pal, Marigold the unicorn, must determine the cause of a magical storm. Read full book review >

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HARMLESS by Dana Reinhardt
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Worthwhile, but not spectacular. (Fiction. YA)"
Reinhardt follows the success of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life (2006) with the story of three friends who feel the consequences of a lie. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JOAN by Barbara Dana
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1991

"A convincing, unforgettable—and nondoctrinaire— re-creation. (Fiction. 11+)"
A beautifully crafted fictional portrait of Joan of Arc, from her first visions until she leaves on her historic mission. Read full book review >

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TELL US SOMETHING TRUE by Dana Reinhardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"The novel ends in a buoyant mood, perhaps not entirely earned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an ill-advised effort to set his life straight, 17-year-old River Dean fakes a weed addiction and joins a support group for teens. Read full book review >

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MONSIEUR PIERRE by Anne Dana
written and illustrated by Anne Dana
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"This story provides a charming, warm introduction to Paris for kids, ending on a happy note."
In this debut illustrated children's book for ages 3 to 5, a French octopus gets lonely and leaves his native fountain to explore Paris and beyond. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Decent writing, bad luck, terrible timing."
A political reporter documents the campaign he thought would decide the presidency. Read full book review >