Search Results: "Darcy Lockman"


BOOK REVIEW

BROOKLYN ZOO by Darcy Lockman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Before returning to graduate school Lockman worked as a magazine journalist, a skill she puts to good use in this insider's look at the practice of psychiatry in a poorly funded, understaffed public institution."
The challenges facing a psychotherapist during a yearlong internship in a New York City public hospital. Read full book review >

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THE HAWK IS HUNGRY by D'Arcy McNickle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"Sometimes old-fashioned in tone but right in line with the multicultural and debunking thrust of today's New Western History."
Sixteen stories, ten edited from previously unpublished manuscripts, provide unromantic views of the American West, observations of urban sophistication and prejudice, and insight into the life and creative work of author/political leader McNickle (1904-77), perhaps the most influential Native American of his era. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Some genuine intelligence gets lost in self-congratulation and reliance on one-liners."
When the 30-ish narrator of Cosper's debut announces that she's scheduled to attend seventeen weddings in the next six months, the reader may wonder if she will prove as charming—and lucky—as Hugh Grant after his four. Sadly, the answers are no and no. Read full book review >

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A DARK AND BLOODY GROUND by Darcy O’Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 1993

"The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightening, and cocaine-driven sweat rises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages. (Eight pages of b&w photographs) (TV rights to ABC)"
Hillbilly sociopaths rip off a miserly old doctor and kill his daughter: another first-rate—and lurid—true-crime chronicle from journalist/novelist O'Brien (Margaret in Hollywood, 1991; Murder in Little Egypt, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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"The kind of book readers will tear through, only to find themselves hungry for more."
A botanist retreats to a remote island to escape a complicated sex life, only to find himself tangled in a string of suspicious deaths. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"As for the pope, filtered here through others' adoring eyes, he remains as 'publicly aloof,' in the author's words, as his office demands. (25 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 250,000; $250,000 ad/promo; feature in Time magazine; author tour)"
Intended for a wide audience, this tribute to John Paul II, via a Polish-Jewish friend, verges on the literary equivalent of a dashboard saint. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"At times melodramatic, this is nonetheless an extremely readable account of the creepy world behind one small town's picket fences."
A horrific tale of rape and sexual abuse committed in a judge's chambers, recounted with plenty of tears and barbecue sauce by journalist/novelist O'Brien (A Dark and Bloody Ground, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"High-quality advocacy certain to stir debate."
The president and CEO of the Goldwater Institute makes a convincing case that the slow pace of the Federal Drug Administration's development and approval process for new medications is needlessly costing lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A heartbreaking, gritty piece of work."
Expanding the Harper's piece that won a National Magazine Award, Frey deepens his devastating indictment of big-time college basketball's recruiting circus and the long shot at redemption it offers four talented New York City high school players. Read full book review >

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DESERT BATHS by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"A useful classroom teaching tool; it is also available in Spanish. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Throughout a day and night, a dozen U.S. desert animals demonstrate that not all animals use water to bathe. Read full book review >