Search Results: "Dean Bakopoulos"


BOOK REVIEW

MY AMERICAN UNHAPPINESS by Dean Bakopoulos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"A dark entertainment infused by a bluesy yearning for a better America."
Novels about downward spirals and crack-ups are generally gloomy affairs, but here's one that shimmers with mischief and offbeat charm. Read full book review >

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SUMMERLONG by Dean Bakopoulos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"A well-intentioned and provocative, if messy, attempt to mess with the stock themes of domesticity."
An Iowa college town is ground zero for a host of relationship dramas in this provocative, sultry tale. Read full book review >

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PLEASE DON’T COME BACK FROM THE MOON by Dean Bakopoulos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Bakopoulos doesn't make a single wrong move, seamlessly integrating the magic-realism elements into the rest. A dazzling debut that's both earthy and anguished as hope battles despair, with heartbreak always just below the surface."
Where have all the fathers gone? Read full book review >

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DEAN ACHESON by Douglas Brinkley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Even Acheson, for all his crustiness, would have respected the clear, concise writing and objectivity of this fine political biography. (Twenty illustrations—not seen.)"
Cool, lucid account of the later years of a towering cold-war figure; by Brinkley (History/Hofstra Univ.). Read full book review >

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NELLY DEAN by Alison Case
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Although its obvious audience is Brontë lovers, this well-written historical novel brings enough depth and new material to stand on its own."
Housekeeper Nelly Dean tells a multigenerational saga of wild weather and impossible love at Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Wait, didn't Emily Brontë already write that book? Read full book review >

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DEAN DUFFY by Randy Powell
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"This simplicity might be just the ticket for some readers who have reached that pivotal point themselves, although other books, such as Julian Thompson's Herb Seasoning (1990) explore the topic more colorfully. (Fiction. 12+)"
Decision Time for Dean Duffy, high school baseball ex-star, now graduated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAN MARTIN by Michael Freedland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"Dino light and lively; anyone seeking a probing look at the life of Dean Martin should look elsewhere—probably at Nick Tosches's Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)."
A biography of singer-actor Martin that has the pace, diffidence and depth of one of Martin's T.V. variety shows. Read full book review >

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JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CoCo & Dean by Emily Scofield
Released: April 30, 2015

"A call to action for kids to make positive differences in their neighborhoods."
Scofield introduces ideas of environmental sustainability to young readers in this accessible debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAN & ME by Jerry Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Jewish comic scorned—venting, revealing, regretting and maybe even meaning it."
Tell-all memoirs of the tempestuous, sometimes tortured relationship between two personalities cast by fate and a whole bunch of money as comic and straight man. Read full book review >

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LEAVING SOPHIE DEAN by Alexandra Whitaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2012

"Whitaker has moments of insight, but her journey from brittle to peaceable lacks consistency or charm until its closing chapters."
Your husband's leaving you for another woman? Read full book review >

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DIGGING JAMES DEAN by Robert M. Eversz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Eversz gives Nina engaging depth, though the dense prose and grim story may turn off some readers."
In the course of helping a teenaged waif, a tabloid paparazza unearths a creepy cult. Read full book review >