Search Results: "David Cloud"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"No more optimistic than other accounts of recent bungling by the American military, but a perceptive look at intelligent, capable generals trying their best."
Admiring, insightful biographies of four generals who commanded in Iraq. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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CLOUD MESSENGER by Karen Trollope-Kumar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"A vivid saga of a woman who found an enthralling new home."
A Canadian doctor in India finds romance and a fraught quest for professional and personal fulfillment in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A full history of really inclement weather in a nimbus of telling particulars, sure to be popular with fans of disaster tales. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
Native son and state historian Kleinberg reports on the truly ill wind that blew over Florida 75 years ago. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Opening with a schematic dynasty map and closing with an essay on the distinctive illustrations, this wide-ranging collection will introduce readers to traditional Chinese values, as well as classic stories and characters. (superfluous index) (Folktales. 8-10)"
Retold from unnamed sources, these 23 myths, legends, and historical anecdotes feature deities both kind- and cold-hearted, sages, scholars, poets, and martial heroes of both sexes—all depicted in colorful, ornately-detailed posters produced in China in the early 20th century and selected from Chiang's personal collection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"Shaw's pleasing formality and attention to detail do a first-rate job of re-creating the atmosphere on deck the Flying Cloud, and of the world seen through the eyes of her navigator. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A precise and intimate chronicle of the fabled Flying Cloud's record-setting run from New York City to San Francisco in 1851, engagingly told by sailing writer Shaw (Daring the Sea, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VARIABLE CLOUD by Carmen Martín Gaite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 1996

"This ambitious 1992 novel from one of Spain's leading writers (now translated into English for the first time) was a major success in Gaite's homeland, but may find a relatively lukewarm response in a culture where feisty criticisms of lamebrained machismo are not a novelty."
Variable Cloud ($24.00; Jul. 18, 1996; 374 pp.; 1-86046-061-5): A chronicle of female friendship, expressed largely through an exhaustive exchange of letters between two women who resume their long-dormant intimacy when each must grapple with the demons of middle age and unravelling relationships. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CLOUD by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 1996

"The result is a philosophical suggestion, scaled to a child's sensibility, as open to interpretation as the passing clouds. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sophisticated idea deftly packed into a simple text. Read full book review >

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DEATH CLOUD by Andrew Lane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"It also offers enjoyable insight into how Sherlock Holmes became the future investigative wizard for established fans of the ultimate detective. (Mystery/suspense. 13-17)"
This first in a new series about Sherlock Holmes as a teenager finds the dismayed hero taken by his brother Mycroft to stay with a stuffy uncle in the country for his summer school holiday. Read full book review >

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CLOUD MOUNTAIN by Aimee E. Liu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1997

"A moving tale of true love, besieged by politics and prejudice, that nonetheless survives the tumultuous times Liu so vividly and intelligently describes."
From Chinese-American writer Liu (Face, 1994, etc.), a riveting, bittersweet second novel about a marriage tested by race, culture, and history as an American woman and her Chinese husband navigate the treacherous waters of politics in the pre-Mao years. Read full book review >