Search Results: "Denny Robson"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

Hand shadows, jointed shadow puppets, and a brief puppet play are included in this visually attractive title in the ``Rainy Days'' series. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING DENNY by Calvin Trillin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1993

"Perhaps more appropriate as one of Trillin's shorter New Yorker pieces—but, still, a fine meditation on one life's aborted promise, the crippling burden of anticipated success, and the mysteries of the human heart."
In a memoir on an uncharacteristically somber subject, Trillin (American Stories, 1991, etc.) traces the life of his college friend Roger ``Denny'' Hansen: Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes Scholar, possessor of charm and good looks to spare—and, at age 55, a suicide victim. Read full book review >

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HENNY, PENNY, LENNY, DENNY, AND MIKE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Budding aquaculturists will enjoy this tale of friendship from a fish-eye view. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Aquarium life is anything but boring…it's "FAB!" Read full book review >

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DEEP INTO THE HEART OF A ROSE by G.T. Denny
Released: Dec. 14, 2011

"Those who appreciate fanciful adventure fiction sincerely told will enjoy Denny's work and look forward to the next installment."
A romantic fantasy, ambitious as any Tolkien-inspired work, earnestly and thoughtfully delivered. Read full book review >

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Rosie's Umbrella by Denny Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2015

"A novel with a keen understanding of the complexity of family secrets and the tensions between loving family members."
Taylor's (Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke the Golden Rule, 2014, etc.) debut novel charts the course of a family torn apart by mental illness and revelations about the past. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"An odd, compelling addition to the film fan's library."
A Welsh poet appropriates an American icon in search of a workable design for manhood. Read full book review >

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NATURAL HISTORY by Justina Robson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Quirky, highly intelligent, uneven, sometimes exposition-clogged, often utterly remarkable: alert, agile readers will find it thoroughly rewarding."
Another entry in what amounts to a (not exclusively) British-accented new New Wave of breathtaking space operas (cf. Iain M. Banks, Ken MacLeod, John C. Wright, Neal Asher), here's Robson's third novel and first US appearance. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WORD by Isley Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Lovely writing and a sweet romance make for a promising debut."
An emotional romance blossoms between a single father and the occupational therapist who cares for his special needs child. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF HITLER'S FORTRESS CITY by Isabel Denny
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A knowledgeable survey of a specific point in the eastern front and its ramifications for the Baltic region."
A focused history of an intensely held Prussian city on the eastern front during World War II. Read full book review >

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FATHER FLANAGAN LAMENTS by Denny Goetz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"Don't expect a Legion of Decency recommendation for this snide condemnation of Catholic corruption from the ecstatic point of view of a heroically flawed protagonist."
In Goetz's debut novel, Father Emery Flanagan, though a venerable and thoughtful priest, wrestles agonizingly with the fleshly temptations and sin surrounding his ministry. Read full book review >