Search Results: "Daniel Duane"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Duane wrestles poetry from the surf's chaos—wild and vital, supple and elegant. (Author tour)"
Duane (Lighting Out, 1994) is a surf hound, doubtless, but he explores a whole lot more than great green rooms of tubular water in this testament to an obsession. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A flawed memoir, but one that would make a good gift for a father-to-be searching for a sense of self in the midst of life-changing events."
Uneven but intimate look at the intersection of fatherhood and cooking. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MO by Daniel Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A nicely balanced work on the age-old quest for enlightenment."
A slim but pleasing meditative account of the Zen of mountain climbing from first-novelist Duane (Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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A MOUTH LIKE YOURS by Daniel Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2005

"An engagingly puerile narrative in the form of a modern morality play."
California surfer Duane's claustrophobic second novel (Looking for Mo, 1998) explores the exquisite agony of dating neurotic women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Lively and engaging, if sometimes too earnest and self- indulgent, this is a good graduation present for those Generation X-ers who can afford to be nonmaterialistic these days."
In a sort of nouveau Dharma Bums, drifting in and out of Bay Area counterculture and the High Sierra, young Californian Duane combines a climber's journal with a memoir of the year following his graduation from Cornell. Read full book review >

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WIZARDS AT WAR by Diane Duane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1983, they still make tasty literary junk food. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The newest entry in the Young Wizards series is a reunion for the series' fans, though somewhat impenetrable to newcomers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 1992

"Skillfully interwoven from personal and local histories and contemporary accounts—an intimate view of desperation and bloodshed on the Great Plains that's as poignant as it is tragic. (Eight pages of illustrations.)"
Another sad chapter in the history of the American West sharply and colorfully rendered by Schultz in a fitting successor to his vivid Month of the Freezing Moon (1990). Read full book review >

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TO VISIT THE QUEEN by Diane Duane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"YA-ish and disappointing."
Cat fantasy, a sequel to The Book of Night with Moon (1997), wherein feline wizards keep magical transit gates functioning, prevent disasters and invasions, and generally tidy up, while humans go about their business in blissful ignorance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It may be impossible to write a dull book about Civil War battles, and this one is certainly enjoyable—but it's history lite nonetheless."
Two Civil War victories by the Union make this date the most important July 4 in US history—quibblers should know that the Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on Independence Day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"Schultz extends his catalog of richly detailed, well-written histories with this life of Quantrill, who emerges less as a psychopath than as a soldier bent on bringing total destruction to his enemy. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vivid account of the life and times of a Confederate guerrilla. Read full book review >

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GLORY ENOUGH FOR ALL by Duane Schultz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Readers who prize good war stories won't be disappointed."
From ace historian Schultz (Over the Earth I Come, 1992, etc.), a you-are-there Civil War novel, dripping in blood, guts, and irony, that details the tragic Battle of the Crater. Read full book review >