Search Results: "David Maine"


BOOK REVIEW

MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2011

"Mature, thoughtful, even meditative at times—but also quite entertaining."
Everyone has dark secrets. It's why God invented confession and booze, two balms frequently employed in Sullivan's well-wrought sophomore effort. Read full book review >

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FALLEN by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"At once witty and poignant, Maine captures the frail humanity of the world's first family."
A thought-provoking account of man's fall from grace. Read full book review >

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MONSTER, 1959 by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A generally inspired writer fumbles with this take on monsters and manmade 20th-century mayhem."
Maine (The Book of Samson, 2006, etc.) falls short of his usual high standard in his fourth fictional riff on a well-known tale: in this case, an island monster in love with a buxom blonde. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SAMSON by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Provocative and beautifully told—a breakout novel for Maine."
Maine's superb third novel continues his sly examination of the Old Testament, this time delineating the story of Samson and Dalila. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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THE PRESERVATIONIST by David Maine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Neither satire nor hagiography, but an idiomatic modern rendering of the biblical tale in accord both with contemporary sensibilities and historical accounts."
Newcomer Maine cleverly retells the story of Noah and the Flood from the perspective of the great man's wife and children. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MAINE by Margaret Blackstone
SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1995

"This is a true collaboration between author and artist, a wholesome feast that will tempt all who encounter it to pack their bags and head east. (Picture book. 4+)"
Readers ``from Away'' (the phrase Mainers use to describe everyone else) will be delightfully surprised if they get past the plainspoken title and embark on this journey to the easternmost state. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Haute cuisine from Isle au Haut."
Tiny Isle au Haut—winter population 60—off the coast of Maine makes a big splash when a stellar mother-daughter cooking duo team up to bring readers blue-ribbon formulas for great summer eating. Read full book review >

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HOLLYWOOD & MAINE by Allison Whittenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though readers need not be familiar with the first offering to enjoy the charm of this one, there are some allusions that will be clearer if they are. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Negotiations involving first love, a potential modeling career and a ne'er-do-well uncle prove challenging for 15-year-old Charmaine (Maine) in this gently humorous second installment about life in the Upshaw family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Killing Maine by Mike Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Another stellar ride from Bond; checking out Pono's first adventure isn't a prerequisite, but this will make readers want to.
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In Bond's (Tibetan Cross, 2014, etc.) thriller, Hawaiian surfer Pono Hawkins books a flight to Maine to help a fellow Special Forces vet duck a murder conviction.Read full book review >

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IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? by Fern Schumer Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Moving. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Most Holocaust stories for children focus on the inhumanity that took place in European countries; fewer deal with the severe hardships experienced by children sent to America and their struggles to assimilate into a foreign culture. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >