Search Results: "Dennis Fitter"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 11, 2012

"Stylish prose and a vivid portrayal of Mexican landscapes and cuisine keep this often unsteady story on course."
Fitter's debut novel chronicles the exploits of an increasingly successful business owner who struggles to steer clear of corruption in 1940s Mexico City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"One thing's certain: It's magic. (Picture book. 4-10)
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A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF NASTY ENDINGS by Dennis Pepper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 1998

"Most of the stories feature children or young adults; while many of the stories are brief in length, they are all of high quality in this collection that will find an audience at Halloween and during the rest of the school year. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pepper (The Oxford Book of Scary Tales, 1992, etc.) has gathered 34 short stories into this collection that will certainly offer readers the occasional frisson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON by Dennis Eskow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Small section of b&w photos; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A distinctly critical depiction of Lyndon Johnson as a man who reached the top through circumstance and consummate skill at deal- making but who, according to Eskow, was unsuited to the office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Port Fee by Garrett Dennis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Plentiful action and a protagonist who unflinchingly braves villains and moral quandaries."
The discovery of two bodies and the possibility of sunken treasure thwart retiree Storm "Ketch" Ketchum's plans for a relaxing trip in this thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"The stark portrait of a young woman who looks together from the outside but is falling apart on the inside, although the association isn't exactly clear."
A dancer and choreographer describes her break with reality after finding her birth mother. Read full book review >