Search Results: "David Vines"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MIRANDA’S VINES by Kimberly Kafka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"Carefully written, seamlessly plotted, wine-country backgrounds fully realized. And if the happy ending is a tad predictable, few will cavil: the appealing characters richly deserve it."
A deeply felt second outing (after True North, 2000) about lovely, old-fashioned things like character, commitment, and quiet courage. Read full book review >

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TANGLED VINES by Janet Dailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

"Easy going for Dailey fans. (Literary Guild Triple Selection for October)"
This time out, Dailey (Aspen Gold, etc.)—sets her dynasty- feudin' romance in the wine-growing country of California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Dense and detailed. One doesn't have to hold a doctorate in economics to read this sobering treatise, but it helps."
A rigorous analysis of the collapse of the world economy in 2008—and why things don't seem to be getting better. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An enjoyable read for wine connoisseurs and neophytes alike."
The events and characters behind a 2005 Napa fire that caused the greatest destruction of wine in history: 4.5 million bottles worth more than $250 million. Read full book review >

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TWISTED VINES by Carole Price
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Suspense and romance, though not much mystery, meet in Price's debut, first in a planned series."
An unexpected inheritance gives recently widowed Ohio crime analyst Caitlyn Tilson Pepper loads of chances to exercise her investigative talents. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE VINES by M.L. Longworth
Released: May 28, 2013

"Longworth loses some of her focus in her tangled third, whose plot twists as capriciously as Bonnard's vines."
Aix and the Provence countryside provide a variety of vexations for examining magistrate Antoine Verlaque (Death at the Chateau Bremont, 2011, etc.). 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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Burning the Vines by Michelle Mazal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A heart-rending story of the triumph of spirit over circumstance."
Debut author Mazal writes of living with a violent, alcoholic father in this memoir from Down Under. 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 >