Search Results: "David Darlington"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1996

"The best kind of place study—it makes you want to go there."
A grand tour of America's ``most visible, vulnerable, and emblematic'' desert place, the Mojave. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"A solid blend of wit and detail, but only recommended for experienced palates."
A history of two pioneering California vintners. Read full book review >

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NARROW DOG TO INDIAN RIVER by Terry Darlington
NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2009

"Witty and disarming."
Having conquered the English Channel in their narrowboat (Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, 2008), the plucky septuagenarian Terry Darlington, his long-suffering wife Monica and their whippet Jim sail the southern portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Read full book review >

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MADAME DELUXE by Tenaya Darlington
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"When's the last time anyone was caught laughing aloud while reading a book of poetry?"
The heroine of this debut collection is the flamboyant friend you want to kick under the table for telling the truth in public. Read full book review >

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NARROW DOG TO CARCASSONNE by Terry Darlington
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Some entertaining moments amid the tedium, but best saved for a reader's retirement years, either as inspiration or to fill a lot of spare time."
A retired British couple takes their canal boat on a cross-Channel expedition. Read full book review >

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MAYBE BABY by Tenaya Darlington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Darlington's wry wit and all-encompassing compassion help us love her characters, even those least like us."
Not all dysfunctional families are alike, as first-novelist Darlington (stories: Madame Deluxe, 2000) shows in a swift-moving and accomplished take on the parent-child wars. Read full book review >

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CHINA BUS by André  Darlington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"A vivid, intimate collection of memories, ponderings, and portraits."
Darlington (The New Cocktail Hour, 2016, etc.) presents a collection of slice-of-life moments on a Chinatown bus. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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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 LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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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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