Search Results: "Dee Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY TO BRIGHT STAR by Dee Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1998

"Still, this is a sweet-natured, vigorous, colorful entertainment, and a compelling portrait of the frontier."
An amiable, rather autumnal novel about the coming-of-age of an orphan during the Civil War, by a prolific western historian (The American West, 1994) and novelist (Conspiracy of Knaves, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN WEST by Dee Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Rather than this recycled material, itself seduced by the myths it seeks to expose, better to read Brown's own Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."
A pleasant but uninspired collection of vignettes about the history of the West that offers nothing new. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Fragments of a life that are told easily and with charm; as a whole, however, the narrative is much less than the sum of its parts. (Twenty-three b&w photographs)"
Less a memoir than a handful of experiences shaped into short vignettes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Flawed and no longer groundbreaking in its perspective, this nevertheless offers a readable description of an essential part of American history. (time line, glossary, suggested websites, recommended reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
A wrenching account of the injustices the Sioux endured from white men and the battles that ensued, based on Dee Brown's classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STAR-CROSSED by Barbara Dee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"While the plot revolves around Shakespeare's famous tragedy, this story is far from one. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A sweet story of young love amid middle school theatrics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Keeper's Truth by Dee Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRITUAL JUSTICE by Dee Clemons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2013

"A gruesome but underdeveloped portrait of child abuse."
Clemons' (Soft Daggers, 2013, etc.) novel takes a harrowing journey into the mind of an abusive foster mother. Read full book review >

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THE LIBERTY CAMPAIGN by Jonathan Dee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

"Dee's graceful assumption of an older man's voice, his mastery of an elegiac tone, is every bit as impressive as Ishiguro's achievement in The Remains of the Day."
American Innocence revisited: a retiring adman's spiritual stock-taking acquires dramatic urgency when he learns that his suburban neighbor may be a war criminal. Read full book review >