Search Results: "Dennis Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

MOSS HART by Jared Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Anyone seeking real insight into Hart's life and work would be better advised to pick up Dazzler or his delightful 1959 memoir, Act One."
Pedestrian biography utterly lacking the wit and charm that made the writer/director one of mid-20th-century Broadway's most beloved figures. 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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LORENZ HART by Frederick Nolan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sympathetic account for fans of the musical theater of the '30s and '40s. (15 b&w photos, not seen)"
An old-fashioned Broadway biography of Richard Rodgers's first lyricist. Read full book review >

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GULF BOULEVARD by Dennis Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2014

"Works by Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen offer more hyperbole and surrealism, respectively. Still, there's plenty of good fun here, with a sequel to come."
A universal fantasy kicks off Hart's debut comic caper. Read full book review >

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PICTURES OF CHILDREN by Dennis Hart
Released: April 12, 2013

"An on-target, high-octane modern-day noir."
An avenging gunman takes on a child prostitution ring. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Recommended both as a suspenseful story and a cautionary tale of yielding to temptation."
A habitual gambler recounts a life of bad decisions in sports books and corporate embezzlement, and the effect it had on his family. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSFIGURED HART by Jane Yolen
Released: Aug. 1, 1975

"To recognize this for the fluttery, self-consciously poetical fabrication it is, only compare the spring-in-November midnight miracle with the similar kitchen blooming in Pinkwater's Blue Moose, above."
The hart lived in a thicket close by a shimmering pool. 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 >

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THOMAS HART BENTON by Justin Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Even those who don't especially care for Benton's work might agree that an artist whose work is so enduringly popular merits a more sympathetic assessment."
Judgmental biography of the controversial American painter. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1976

"Otherwise there's not much connection between the night battles (with King Jamie's men, smuggling vigilantes or the local squire) and the present, city apartment reality—and not much point to any of it."
When Nan's mother marries Chris' father the two resentful children are dumped on an aunt while the parents travel, and soon their mutual hostility is eroded by shared dreams (real ones, not daydreams) of historical adventure, all set centuries back in an old English inn of which Chris has just bought an "antique" model. Read full book review >

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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 >