Search Results: "Denise Dowling Mortensen"


BOOK REVIEW

BUG PATROL by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A fun spoof. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bug's busy day highlights the many varied jobs of a police officer. Read full book review >

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OHIO THUNDER by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A nice snapshot of modern rural life, this will be a great addition to storytimes on weather and farms. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"Hazy heat, / sweaty brow. / Dusty field, / tractor plow. / Dark horizon, / speckled sky. / Cornstalks rustle, / blackbirds fly." Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT ENGINES by Denise Dowling Mortensen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"Mortensen has written just enough text to engage the sleepy child while the soothing cadence will help ease the youngster into a contented slumber. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This little charmer is clearly intended for the vehicle-obsessed toddler. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP ENGINES by Denise Dowling Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 16, 2007

"Brimming with tantalizing motor sounds and with just the right amount of rhyming text, this will get young ones' mornings off to a zippy start. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After having glided into slumber to the soothing cadence of Good Night Engines (2003), it's time to get young motors humming and rumbling in its companion story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Expect the warmest response from a nonprofessional audience."
Again, Dowling (Perfect Woman, 1988, etc.) uses personal experience—her daughter's depression—as the springboard for her writing, this time arguing for the primary role of brain biochemistry in a large number of illnesses frequently considered biological in origin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2000

"The assumption of men's ill-will and bad behavior toward women will doubtless rankle many male readers, but women's study groups should find this convincing and comforting—if not downright inspiring."
A feisty challenge to the notion that females are the weaker sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Engagingly written, but essentially a reworking of the territory of the author's earlier books, without many surprises. (Author tour)"
The Cinderella Complex revisited, this time with dollar signs added. Read full book review >

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EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY by Gregory Dowling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 1991

"This lighthearted romp from Dowling (Double Take, See Naples and Kill) would be just about perfect if it ended a hundred pages earlier."
The same evening that enterprising artist-forger Martin Phipps meets Venetian reporter Toni Sambon at a gallery opening, he saves Toni from muggers and glimpses a stolen canvas by Cima da Conegliano in his bag, and the following night, two men break into Martin's flat and burn all his own paintings when he won't (can't) tell them where Toni is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Vivid, lively, and informative, with a secure grip on reality combined with a conviction that, at 50 and beyond, not only is the glass half full, it's ready for a refill."
The best so far of the recent spate of ``this is what 50 is like'' books from women leading the Baby Boomers into middle age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A HUSBAND by Tim Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Tongue-in-cheek observations on married life coupled with poignant moments of true love and grief."
One man's humorous tips on navigating the complex marriage highway. Read full book review >

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EUGENE O'NEILL by Robert M. Dowling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Although O'Neill claimed he was a 'tragic optimist,' Dowling's sympathetic, comprehensive portrait reveals a man beset by self-hatred and despair, struggling—and failing—to find salvation."
A portrait of a playwright inspired by suffering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE TREES, HONEY BEES by Lori Mortensen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Show this entry in the Sharing Nature with Children series to young budding naturalists but be prepared for their questions. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Simple rhymes and striking full-bleed illustrations introduce the daily lives of honeybees to very young readers and listeners. Read full book review >