Search Results: "David Buckley"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"Return with us now to rock's thrilling days of eye shadow and ostrich feathers."
Glam-rock pacesetters and their angst-racked vocalist receive a thoughtful consideration. Read full book review >

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ELTON by David Buckley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The pop-music icon revealed as never before."
Sympathetic biography focusing on how musical prodigy Reg Dwight surmounted social and personal obstacles to become one of the most formidable singer-songwriters of the post-Beatles era. Read full book review >

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UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"Odd but nevertheless exciting. (Dystopic fantasy. 13-16)"
The Alpha arrive on the shores of Coney Island. Read full book review >

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RAGING SEA by Michael Buckley
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Watery fun right up to the cliffhanger for readers willing to go with the flow. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
After the aquatic Rusalka's initial invasion in Undertow (2015), Alpha-human hybrid Lyric is a wanted terrorist looking for her family.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"A sprightly biography of 'Her Steadiness.'"
Digestible history of the improbable life of a woman who achieved greatness as the wife of the legendary Sun King. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY BETROTHAL by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Another fascinating look at Elizabethan life that hinges on a complex mystery."
Being the illegitimate sister of Queen Elizabeth I once again puts a widow in danger. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2001

"A study, Buckley writes, that was 14 years in the making—and it shows. Well-written, vigorous, and aptly titled, this deserves the widest possible readership."
A first-rate history of African-Americans in the military. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS GRIMM by Michael Buckley
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Occasional technically finished illustrations. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
In a second outing every bit as hilarious and scary as the first, Sabrina and Daphne, the two young descendants of Wilhelm Grimm, no sooner start school in Ferryport Landing than the murders of a teacher and the custodian catapult them into a new investigation. Read full book review >

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CHOICES by Kate Buckley
Released: April 26, 2007

"A fast-paced story that portrays real events to which many teens can easily relate."
A Catholic teenager collides head-on with the doctrine of her youth. Read full book review >

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BUT ENOUGH ABOUT YOU by Christopher Buckley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 6, 2014

"Prone to benign mischief, a literary twinkle in the eye, Buckley nails his targets more often than not yet likewise has fun with unexpected asides, like the 'excruciatingly chaste' plays of the otherwise notorious Marquis de Sade."
Buckley (They Eat Puppies, Don't They?, 2012, etc.) offers stylishness and nimble wordplay in this latest collection of (generally) lightweight ruminations on contemporary culture and its foibles. Read full book review >