Search Results: "Dennis A. Binette"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"A must-have for history buffs."
The authors (The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vs. Lizzie A. Borden, 1994) return with a riveting history of the flourishing small town of Fall River, Mass., and its most infamous resident, Lizzie Borden. Read full book review >

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SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

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I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER by Illeana Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's warm portraits and disarming honesty infuse the memoir with an endearing sweetness and charm."
Actress, producer, and director Douglas celebrates her love of movies in a cheerful debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Resurrected from the newspaper morgue, these pieces tend to lose whatever punch they may have initially had."
Journalist Steinbach is a Pulitzer Prize winner, but the award was given for feature articles written for the Baltimore Sun, not for this motley assortment of reflections on ``the small events that make up a life.'' In the footsteps of other essayists and columnists—Erma Bombeck and Steinbach's hero E.B. White among them—Steinbach digs for the universal in the personal, and from time to time, she strikes pay dirt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 10, 1998

"More 'Work' than 'Life,' Gilbert's book will provide much enlightenment for Potter devotees, but the definitive biography of this gifted artist is still to be written. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoughtful study of the work of Dennis Potter, arguably the finest writer ever to come out of television. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIR LOFTY & SIR TUBB by Binette Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Which is subtle and cute, though likely to pass like a satellite over most young readers' heads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The knights and ladies of two mighty castles live in peace and harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSOVER by Dennis A. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Still, in light of recent interest in African- American manhood, a timely and evocative portrait of the black male experience in the formative years."
A solid, insightful debut from Cornell prof and ex-Newsweek editor Williams, chronicling a young black man's political awakening at an Ivy League college during the stormy years of the early 1970's. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY'S CHILD by Dennis A. Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Solid, if somewhat humorless, work. (First serial to Essence magazine)"
From the author of Crossover (1992), a competent if heavy- handed celebration of family: a melodramatic second novel that tries to be jazzy in style but often stumbles into jivey shorthand, a clichÇd vocabulary more suited to Afro-American sitcoms than fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A stirring tapestry of real-life heroes."
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is memorialized through 25 heartrending accounts of loss and resilience. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR MARY by Dennis Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Like Pete Hamil in A Drinking Life, Smith has written an absorbing memoir that vividly re-creates the pains and joys of an impoverished Irish-American boyhood. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A richly detailed, lovingly told memoir of the author's tempestuous 1950s boyhood in an Irish-Italian neighborhood of New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"Still, in all, lively, serious scholarship. (Photographs— not seen.)"
Unauthorized life and career of Richard Pryor set against the careers of many African-American comedians and actors; by the father-son Williams team of novelist John A. (Jacob's Ladder, 1987, etc.) and son Dennis A., a former Newsweek journalist. Read full book review >