Search Results: "David Rain"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAT OF THE SUN by David Rain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Rain is master of this inventive, operatic and at moments harrowing debut."
A remarkable debut that reinvents, elaborates and extends into the late 20th century the story Puccini made famous in Madama Butterfly. 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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RAIN by Amanda Sun
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Weak, formulaic romantic and supernatural plots are offset by rich, setting-driven subplots. (Japanese glossary, acknowledgments) (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
Following Ink (2013), Katie and Tomohiro, a Kami (descendant of a Japanese god), cope with the danger he poses to her. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Manya Stojic
Kirkus Star
by Manya Stojic, illustrated by Manya Stojic
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A delightful title from a talented newcomer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An evocative depiction of the rain cycle in the African savannah marks Stojic's debut as writer and illustrator. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Kirsty Gunn
Released: April 1, 1995

"Like a sun-shower, this is fleeting and leaves no mark. (First serial to Grand Street; author tour)"
A short debut novel with plenty of sparkle and flash but little substance. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Karen Duve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"An amiable and good-humored take on an old story, with an interesting West vs. East slant that enlivens what could have been some very stale city-slicker clichés."
German author Duve debuts with the tale of a young couple who move to the country seeking peace and quiet, only to find their lives turned inside out. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Bright, colorful joy for the rainiest of days. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Seeing the window beaded with morning raindrops, the white child narrator can't wait to get out into the wet, but Granddad says they should wait until the weather clears. Read full book review >

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RAIN by Cynthia Barnett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2015

"Highlights the severity of some of our environmental problems with knowledge, humor, urgency and hope."
An environmental journalist returns with a multifaceted examination of the science, the art, the technology and even the smell of rain throughout history. Read full book review >

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RAIN! by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Altogether delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child and an adult look at rain from both sides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >