Search Results: "David L. Dudley"


BOOK REVIEW

CALEB'S WARS by David L. Dudley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Provocative and interesting. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In small-town Georgia in 1944, 15-year-old Caleb is surrounded by war. Read full book review >

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THE BICYCLE MAN by David L. Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Honest but not especially engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The setting—1927 in a Southern small town—matches the old-fashioned feel of this quiet story of loss and hope. Read full book review >

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HANK HAS A DREAM by Rebecca Dudley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Choose this book for the art, as the dream Hank recounts doesn't make for much of a plot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little bear Hank dreams away, watched over by his hummingbird friend. Read full book review >

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The Cutting Room by Stewart Dudley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A thoughtful exploration of honor, trust and middle-age romance."
In Dudley's debut novel, a film-festival volunteer chauffeurs, advises and connects with a Hollywood star-turned-documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A dazzling exposition, intellectually demanding but lightened by lively prose, that goes far to establish Young as the Joseph Campbell of the Nineties. (Line drawings—not seen.)"
Audacious anthropological speculation by Young (Literature/Univ. of Essex, England), who traces humanity's spiritual practices back to the ancients and beyond in an attempt to ``heal the rift that opened in the Western soul some 400 years ago when science and religion went their separate ways.'' Decrying today's scientism, or ``science as religion,'' Young calls for a return to ``foundations''—the mythological roots of our understanding of the universe. Read full book review >

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KILLING THE EMPERORS by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Imagine And Then There Were None written with wicked humor and a major grievance about money, not taste, ruling the art world."
A raucous send-up of the art world's collectors, critics, curators and especially those postmodernists who call themselves artists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Valuable for outlining the major and hitherto relatively unremarked parallels between the two experiences, and for doing so in a cool and dispassionate way."
A comparison of the role of intellectuals in opposing the wars in Algeria and Vietnam, respectively, by Schalk (History/Vassar). Read full book review >

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Olivia's Story by David L. Dahl
Released: June 10, 2016

"An entertaining mashup of history and fantasy, with a likably audacious heroine plotting against the Nazis."
During World War II, the future of two worlds—human and fairy—depends on a young American woman in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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The Last Chore by David L. Dahl
Released: Jan. 10, 2016

"A pleasing fantasy, especially for tween girls who love horses."
In this novella for middle-grade readers, a girl and her horse are threatened by wildfire. Read full book review >

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PRODUCER by David L. Wolper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"Fascinating for entertainment industry buffs, and nicely revealing of an entrepreneur with a great heart as well as a golden touch."
Prolific film, TV, and entertainment producer Wolper tours his life, helped by veteran coauthor Fisher (Hard Evidence, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >