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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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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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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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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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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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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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW MACHINES WORK by David Macaulay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"'So clever!' murmurs the elephant shrew, admiring himself in a mirror. No argument here. (glossary, some unattached pieces) (Pop-up fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 7-9)"
A pair of would-be escapees discovers the uses and misuses of simple machines in this slapstick STEMwinder. Read full book review >