Search Results: "David Frye"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CURRICULUM VITAE OF AURORA ORTIZ by Almudena Solana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Delightfully original, Solana's fresh voice deserves attention."
A unique first novel about a young woman living in Madrid who approaches bureaucracy with an infectious, innocent charm. Read full book review >

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KILL THE NEXT ONE by Federico  Axat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Fans of alternative reality tales will probably stay the course; other readers may not."
Carrying out a canny plan to kill two victims plunges a man into a world in which events and characters, including his own, change like visions in a haunted kaleidoscope. Read full book review >

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DISTANT PALACES by Abilio Estévez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Estévez's first novel was a winner; his second resembles nothing so much as a very bad Fellini film."
From the Cuban playwright, poet, and second-novelist (Thine is the Kingdom, 1999): a fantastical tale, published last year, that sees art both as a contrast with reality and a retreat from it is the subject. Read full book review >

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SUPER EXTRA GRANDE by Yoss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"An exceptionally enjoyable comic tale set in a fully realized, firmly science-fictional universe."
A lighthearted space-opera adventure by Cuban author Yoss (A Planet for Rent, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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SIMONE by Eduardo Lalo
by Eduardo Lalo, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the song says, you can't always get what you want."
Ah, love: if it didn't end badly, it wouldn't end at all, especially for two star-crossed lovers in modern-day Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKS THAT MATTERED by Frye Gaillard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An exuberantly written account of one writer's leap toward understanding life's intersection with literature."
A Southern writer reflects on the lessons learned from a lifetime dedicated to literature. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT WIFE AND MOTHER by Alexandra Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A blatant bid to grab market shares from both The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The Firm, but lacking sufficient talent."
An evil babysitter, a spoiled suburban princess, a kidnapping, a Wall Street blackmailing scheme—all fail to come together in this melodrama from pseudonymous newcomer Frye. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE IN THE MEADOW by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This could have worked without the poem device as there is little else available in a picture-book format for this young audience other than Byron Barton's Building a House (1990), but the counting is fun and will give the audience a chance to chime in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Utilizing the device of the familiar rhyme "Over in the Meadow," this new reconstruction features all the kinds of workers needed to build a house. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE DREIDEL by Abby Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Glossary of terms included. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Max gets his dreidel out of the drawer where it's been stashed since last year and the Hanukkah celebration begins. 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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