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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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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