Search Results: "David Rice"


BOOK REVIEW

RICE by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Balzac and Zola would have recognized a kindred spirit in Su Tong, whose extraordinary pictures of the extremes to which human beings drive one another and themselves seem scarcely inferior to their own."
This riveting melodrama is the first full-length novel in English from the young Chinese author of the brilliant novella Raise the Red Lantern (1993). 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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AFTER THE RICE by Wendy French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"French effortlessly takes on a heavy personal dilemma without diminishing the fun."
Frazzled newlywed craves time alone with her husband, but their farcical families—and, on a less-silly note, her body—refuse to obey her wishes. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Very funny novel that misses few opportunities, but one that is invariably respectful, compassionate and often downright admiring toward its cast of clowns."
A deeply-felt, brilliantly written comedy about…the Vietnam War. 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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GIVE THE PIG A CHANCE by David Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 1996

"An inconsistent but not unpromising debut."
A debut collection of stories set in the small towns of the Rio Grande Valley, the best of them out-of-kilter explorations of childhood mischief. Read full book review >

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HEART-SHAPED COOKIES by David Rice
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"An intriguing variety of stories about growing up Mexican American."
Rice (Crazy Loco, 2003, etc.) pulls stories from his native ground, that fertile bicultural soil along the Rio Grande where the great border river makes its way to the sea. Read full book review >

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Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A beautiful, amusing tribute to family traditions."
In this illustrated children's book, a young boy learns to be proud of his family's Jamaican food traditions. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RICE by Clay Shirky
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A compact, accessible, and intelligently delivered update on China's evolving economic and political front via one particularly accomplished electronics venture."
A compact report on the world's biggest economy, told through the story of the third-largest global manufacturer of smartphones. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CHUNKY RICE by Craig Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2006

"For characters who must pursue their own destinies, love is as boundless as the sea."
Though the title and the deceptively simple character drawings suggest a kids' comic, rarely are graphic novels aimed at adults as sweetly affecting as this. Read full book review >

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KNEELING ON RICE by Elizabeth Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Powerful imagery and subtle writing accompanied by incomplete characters and plots make for spare, evocative, but often frustrating stories."
This debut collection of stories involves an array of brash, complex women interacting with one another, their families, and their lovers in strange and novel ways. Read full book review >