Search Results: "David Burke"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 1995

"An unforgettable picture of a soul in torment."
A harrowing first-person, semi-fictionalized memoir of the inner life of a paranoid schizophrenic, written while its young author was in jail, mental hospitals, and halfway houses. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"Outstanding food, inventive combinations, difficult preparations—but isn't that what we go to restaurants for? (50 line drawings and 8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Burke, executive chef at New York City's chi-chi Park Avenue Cafe, and cookbook author Reingold have done a superb job of translating Burke's original vision into book form. Read full book review >

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THE COPENHAGEN PAPERS by Michael Frayn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2001

"Whatever the reality, it adds up to another good yarn from Frayn."
An entertaining, if inconclusive, game of historical cat-and-mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An enlightening quick-reference handbook for health and social service professionals working with elderly patients, but some sections might be too technical for the average reader."
This medical handbook covers a wide variety of topics related to diagnosing and caring for elderly people with psychiatric issues. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLY, LITTLE BIRD by Tina Burke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pre-readers and readers alike will enjoy this visual treat that tickles the funny bone while providing a tender reflection on friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In her debut, Burke offers readers the essence of picture book: a nearly wordless work for which she relies on her expressive watercolors to tell the tale. Read full book review >

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HOCUS by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"The result has its high points—the wary friendship that grows between Irene and Cassidy, echoed by the unexpected tenderness between Frank and one of his abductors—but is likely to leave your manicure intact. (Author tour)"
The pranks of a group of misfits calling themselves Hocus—they've tapped into computer systems and given the citizens of Las Piernas, California, amnesty from parking tickets and library fines—begin to escalate when they free scores of dogs and cats from an animal shelter and kill the keeper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1996

"Thought-provoking reading on the creation of gender identity for anyone who has a child or has ever been one."
Calling for ``gender independence,'' freedom from the tyranny of masculine and feminine stereotypes, Burke (Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son, 1993; Atomic Candy, 1989) relies more on anecdote and example than on theory and sustained argument, thereby giving current discussions on gender a human face—and a wider audience. Read full book review >

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LIAR by Jan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1998

"The result is a warmly detailed extended-family portrait that conveys a constant sense of menace without providing a compelling payoff or, in retrospect, a strong central premise."
Who's buried in the grave Irene Kelly's sister Barbara had already picked out for herself in the family plot? Read full book review >

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CRIME ALWAYS PAYS by Declan Burke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Don't blink, or you'll miss the latest realignments among criminal conspirators so uniformly energetic and amoral that long before this installment is over, it's hard to tell them apart."
Even though it's been six years since Burke published The Big O (2008), this manic sequel seems to begin five minutes after its predecessor's fade-out. Read full book review >