Search Results: "David Rice"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LIFETIMES by David Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Venus flytraps remind us that things are not always as good as they first seem to be'') and limit the otherwise provocative and useful facts about lifetimes. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Old age is relative, depending on one's life span; a mayfly whose lifetime lasts one day reaches geezerhood by the time the sun sets. Read full book review >

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ANTS 'N' UNCLES by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A lively introduction to distant places with some deeply unfortunate visuals. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Silhouette artist Rice offers another imaginative tale using his intricate cut-paper designs. Read full book review >

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THE STICK by Clay Rice
by Clay Rice, illustrated by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"What could come across as saccharine is given weight and beauty by both art and heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A parable on the importance of imagination, told in stunning silhouettes. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY SHADOW by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"This friendship tale may inspire some craft projects as well as appreciation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A songwriter/silhouette artist combines his skills to tell a sweet story of companionship. Read full book review >

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MAMA, LET'S MAKE A MOON by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"For those who appreciate a touch of nostalgia and old-fashioned family values. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
A mountain family spends a day together in imaginative play. Read full book review >

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BLIND FALL by Christopher Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"There's little suspense and surprisingly little excitement to be found here."
A tedious tale of murder from Rice (Light Before Day, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MOONLIT EARTH by Christopher Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"A hollow potboiler."
When a young flight attendant disappears during a terrorist bombing in Hong Kong, his sister must brave a series of conspiracies to clear his name. Read full book review >

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CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS by Anne Rice
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Rice's rather banal prose doesn't do justice to the anguished content, but her story is honest and moving nonetheless."
In her first work of nonfiction, Rice (Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, 2008, etc.) tells the story of her departure from, and return to, her Creator. Read full book review >

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BLOOD CANTICLE by Anne Rice
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2003

"Though one wishes to give the recently widowed author a free ride, Blood Canticle is as gaily slipshod, gushy, and first-draftish as Merrick."
Rice in short form after the lengthy Blackwood Farm (2002), this time featuring characters shuffled together from the Vampire Lestat series and the Mayfair Witches series. Read full book review >