Search Results: "Dennis Kendrick"


BOOK REVIEW

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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PROFESSOR I.Q. EXPLORES THE BRAIN by Seymour Simon
HEALTH
Released: March 12, 1993

"An appealing, and unusual, sort of introduction. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A clearly written, brief—but surprisingly complete— discussion of the brain and its parts. 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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THE EDUCATION OF HAILEY KENDRICK by Eileen Cook
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Cook has whipped up a real treat. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Ever since her mom was killed by a drunk driver, Hailey—rich, smart, pretty and popular—has specialized in avoiding risk. 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 >

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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

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"New depth in the legacy of America's struggle for equal rights."
Examination of a little-known civil-rights lawsuit brought in 1848 that, although rebuffed, anticipated the desegregation victory in Brown v. Board of Education more than a century later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A wise and sensitive appreciation of the intersecting careers of two giants of American history."
An insightful look at the sometimes uneasy collaboration, between the agitator and the emancipator, to end slavery and win the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY by Anna Kendrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"The intimate and semi-entertaining details of an actor's childhood and her rise to stardom in Hollywood."
The autobiography of a Mainer who hit the big time in Hollywood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURE FOR THE COMMON BREAKUP by Beth Kendrick
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"With snappy dialogue and a breezy tone that still manages to support emotional depth, the author keeps us turning pages and rooting for Black Dog Bay and everyone in it."
A Delaware beach town that's famous for being the best place to recover from a breakup embraces Summer Benson, an injured flight attendant intent on healing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Of most value for its in-depth look at the genre's seminal works, Kendrick's lively and penetrative ramble through horror's vaults is an excellent companion to King's Danse Macabre, which remains the last word on contemporary horror."
In The Secret Museum (1987), Kendrick traced the rise and influence of literary pornography. Read full book review >