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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFINGERS by Dennis Reader
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Still, kids may enjoy Benjamin's many comic mishaps, rather mercilessly caricatured in the lively illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Benjamin Butters drops everything—balls, his toast, his goldfish, the eggs he's collecting, etc. But when (to everyone's consternation) ``Mom'' lets him hold his new baby sister, she's perfectly safe. Read full book review >

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TRICK OF THE EYE by Dennis Haseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Plodding, but bizarrely intriguing. (Fiction. YA)"
Young Richard (12) is a mover; he has the eerie ability to move into and out of paintings, where the figures speak to him and he to them. Read full book review >