Search Results: "David Day"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"An inspiring, well-rendered, deeply reported, and often infuriating account."
Salon contributing writer Dayen illuminates how, during the past 10 years, home buyers ended up illegally evicted from their residences as the result of dishonesty, greed, and heartlessness involving mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, investment bankers, and unscrupulous lawyers. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 1989

Here, Day (The Whale War, 1987) documents one of the side dramas of WW II—wherein Australians were betrayed by their own country and left to the mercy of the Japanese Navy. Read full book review >

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ANTARCTICA by David Day
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2013

"An intriguing addition to a centuries-long geopolitical adventure story."
Day (Research Fellow/La Trobe Univ., Melbourne; Conquest: How Societies Overwhelm Others, 2008, etc.) examines the strange history of Antarctica, "a continent of many claimants and no owners." Read full book review >

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ASKA'S SEA CREATURES by David Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Included are frolicking whales, optimistic dolphins, serene underwater scenes, etc. All are painstakingly polished, and inordinately cool. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Aska has produced detailed, surreal, and beautiful paintings that somehow fail to connect with the poetry. Read full book review >

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THE WALKING CATFISH by David Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"A well-done tall tale. (Picture book. 7-10)"
It looks like the Road Dog Gang is going to win the Big Three Day Lie-Off at Gunther's General Store until Hank Blizzard, the River Rat Gang's champion liar, turns it around with an account of a man-eating catfish (``big as three grizzly bears, with an appetite to match'') that can come right out of the river. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN CHILDREN by David Day
adapted by David Day, illustrated by Richard Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

After the death of King Lir's queen, he marries her lovely sister Ava, whose failure to bear a child turns her against her four stepchildren. 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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THE REST IS STILL UNWRITTEN
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Cover Story: Instagram Collage
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
1
Talky Talk: E! True Hollywood Story
Bonus Factor:
Child Actors
Ambivalence Factor: Stage Mom
Relationship Status: Casual Fan

Cover Story: Instagram Collage

The vintage photo filter look doesn't personally appeal to me, but this cover is appropriately dreamy ...


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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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