Search Results: "David Plante"


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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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WORLDS APART by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An understated, observant, and earnest memoir from an acclaimed novelist."
The second installment of American novelist Plante's memoir (Becoming a Londoner, 2013, etc.) of his long love affair with Nikos Stangos (1936-2004), the Greek-born editor of the publishing house Thames and Hudson. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN STRANGER by David Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A questing new work from an accomplished writer—elegant, cerebral, not entirely convincing."
The comfortable but unmoored life of a Jewish graduate student "always looking for what was not there" is punctuated by encounters with three men, each challenging in a different way. Can any of them supply what's missing? Read full book review >

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BECOMING A LONDONER by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A richly detailed document of the London art scene of the '60s and an affecting memoir of the artist as a young man."
A memoir of young love and life among literary lions. Read full book review >

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ANNUNCIATION by David Plante
Released: May 1, 1994

"Excellent intellectual escapism, and classic Plante."
Issues of faith and will are at the center of this meditative tale set in London, New York, and Moscow—a striking work in the author's signature style. 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 >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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ABC by David Plante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"About 40 percent of what should have been a terrific novel."
The death of a child commits his grieving father to a pilgrimage of scholarly investigation in this brooding 11th novel from the veteran NBA-nominated author (American Ghosts, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GHOSTS by David Plante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A talented writer wrestles with demons, endeavoring to define and thus restrain—if not defeat—them."
From novelist Plante (The Age of Terror, 1999, etc.), an often-lyrical memoir of religion lost, sexual identity discovered, vocation found, and near-madness born of obsession. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

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Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >