Search Results: "Denise Sullivan"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER &  SULLIVAN by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 1997

"Ardent Gilbert and Sullivan followers will enjoy the Ruddigore replay, but puzzle fans will find little to admire here in the dull characters, repetitive details of investigation procedure, endless domestic trivia, and clumsy plotting."
Oliver, Indiana, is now home to widow Joan Spencer and her college student son Andrew (Buried in Quilts, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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DENISE LEVERTOV by Dana Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"This compelling study deftly blends personal details with consideration of the poet's craft."
A major poet of the 20th century receives her first biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"There's not much hard news for scholars of roots music, but for the rest of us, Sullivan offers a welcome exploration of how African-American popular music became America's vernacular."
A pleasing survey of soul music, from Lead Belly to Johnny Otis to Michael Franti to Louis Farrakhan. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT SILKY SULLIVAN by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 1995

"Originally, the most impressive stories here—some of which first appeared in American Fiction and Nimrod—read like small novels, by turns lyrical and gritty."
A debut collection of six stories from Alberts (the novel Tempting Fate, 1987)—a writer especially good at weaving together, in a few pages, a saatisfying tapestry of voice, character, situation, and detail. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN by Michael Ffinch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not without its uses, but a more balanced account would help the beginning listener enjoy these works as comic operas, not just as comic texts. (Photographs)"
Introductory guide to the life and works of the famous British duo, by poet/biographer Ffinch (G.K. Chesterton, 1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

In the My Name Is America series, Durbin (Wintering, 1999, etc.) offers the story of Sean Sullivan, whose first day in Omaha, Nebraska, brings him face to face with a victim of an Indian attack; the man survived, but carries his bloody scalp in a bucket. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS by Natalie Standiford
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Further, the conclusion seems rushed, and there are some loose ends that remain, but readers may not be bothered—there is still plenty in this light read to enjoy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A wealthy family is desperate to be reinstated in the good graces of its matriarch in this often funny but uneven family drama. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FEUD OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN  by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Budding maestros will enjoy this dramatic tale, but youngsters unable to place the context may not relate much to these two mustached men. (author's note, website) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
Author and illustrator set the opening scene as impeccably as their subjects: Life in Victorian England is grim. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SET ME FREE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"A splendid historical note details the actual events and individuals that inspired the novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Based on historical events that would seem incredible if fictitious, this fast-paced outing places itself in a Massachusetts women's prison in 1914. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"An affectionate but shapeless character sketch, lacking both the revelatory punch of exposÇ and the insight and interest of a developed novel."
Charters (Louisiana Black, 1986; Jelly Roll Morton's Last Night at the Jungle Inn, 1983, etc.) creates an imaginary phone conversation between a young, newly famous Elvis and his adored mother, after the notorious appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in which Elvis got his convention-shaking pelvis chopped off. ``Now, Momma, you got to understand I didn't have no idea what all those camera people were doing when the show went out over the air.'' So begins a lulling nightlong conversation between the boy who would be King and his insomniac, famously overattached mama Gladys. Read full book review >

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W.W. II Army Nurse June Houghton Sullivan by Gunilla Caulfield
Released: March 19, 2013

"A companionable, nostalgic salute to an unsung WWII heroine."
Caulfield (Murder in Pigeon Cove, 2011, etc.) presents a biography of a U.S. Army nurse, whose English posting allowed her to witness the heroic and tragic results of some epic 20th-century battles. Read full book review >