Search Results: "David Cunningham"


BOOK REVIEW

A CROW'S JOURNEY by David Cunningham
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Wonderful for its own sake, Cunningham's work will also enrich a study of the water cycle. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4+)"
The creator of the exquisite Nightfall, Country Lake (1995) has produced another poetic set of observations of the natural world. Read full book review >

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NIGHTFALL, COUNTRY LAKE by David Cunningham
Released: March 1, 1995

"Cunningham's first solo effort is an unqualified success—this masterful production is a reminder that now and then, less really is more. (Picture book. 2+)"
In 24 carefully chosen words and 14 eloquently modulated pastel illustrations, readers follow a small boy from that moment on a late summer afternoon when the breeze dies, through ruddy sunset and misty twilight, until he falls asleep to the sound of crickets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"An interesting academic study that labors to understand Klan members from inside their heads, while making it clear that the author abhors what the organization stood for."
Cunningham (Sociology/Brandeis Univ.; There's Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence, 2004) digs deeply into the relatively recent history of the white supremacist group. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY BOX by Mary Bahr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Upbeat, but also sensible and perceptive. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When Zach comes for his annual vacation, Gramps has just learned that he has Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The illustrations are compelling throughout, but the narrative is more powerful when it is more personal and specific."
An illustrated primer on mental illness that builds to personal revelation. Read full book review >

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ONION JOURNEY by Julia Cunningham
Released: Oct. 1, 1967

"The combination of overt moralizing, overextended symbolism and wispy texture is likely to draw a blank from most children though adults may well find it charming."
Perhaps this very brief, very explicit allegory of the love between Gilly and his grandmother is Julia Cunningham's answer to critics of Derp Dead: it's no more than a tender Christmas greeting otherwise. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"And 'if I die tomorrow, Provincetown is where I want my ashes scattered.' That's a sense of place called home."
A leisurely walking tour and shrewd exposition of that "eccentrics' sanctuary"—Provincetown, Massachusetts—from Pulitzer-winning novelist Cunningham (The Hours, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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CANDLE TALES by Julia Cunningham
Released: Feb. 19, 1964

"The author's way with words was established in Macaroon and this will enhance her deserved reputation for excellence, just as the illustrator's superbly decorative work here enhances ers."
Mr. Minnikin, the candlemaker, allowed a mouse, a dog, a cat, a pig, a squirrel and a gull to live in the shed behind his house. Read full book review >

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CONSEQUENCES OF THE HEART by Peter Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2011

"A lovingly detailed examination of 20th-century Anglo-Irish culture as well as a dissection of personal relationships."
In a narrative that spans more than 60 years in the lives of its characters, Irish author Cunningham examines a Jules-and-Jim-type love affair as well as a mysterious incident from D-Day. Read full book review >

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THE WILD MOTHER by Elizabeth Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1993

"Cunningham is not just jumping on the bandwagon to run with wolves; here, she gracefully blends the mythical and magical with the humane."
Cunningham (The Return of the Goddess, 1992—not reviewed) offers a contemporary feminist fairy tale in which Lilith—far from being the evil, demonized child-stealer of the Judeo-Christian tradition—proves to be the archetypal Wild Mother without whose influence the modern-day family of Adam and Eva cannot be truly human or happy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"A small potpourri, but with more substance than most in this format."
Some interesting exchanges and provocative observations arise from these interviews with nine prominent broadcast journalists and one politician about presidential campaigns. Read full book review >