Search Results: "Dianne Dempsey-Legnon"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Vivid, heartfelt and honest."
Dempsey-Legnon's fictional adaptation of family history is a novel about life in a Cajun village in the early 1900s, as recounted by a woman who worked hard and suffered greatly for her family and for love. Read full book review >

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DIANNE FEINSTEIN by Jerry Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Indeed, this book, though mainly respectful, should not garner her new acolytes. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
This competent biography of California senator Feinstein, who in November will be up for reelection, hews to the new archetype in political drama: It's the tale of the child who triumphs over the dysfunctions of family life and grows up to become an influential public figure. Read full book review >

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PATH OF THE SUN by Al Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"But while a bit stiff in the telling, this carefully researched fiction—with lots of velvet luxury in private railroad cars, etc.—is gripping stuff on pre-statehood turmoil."
The intrinsically fascinating story of the struggle of competing factions in the western territories to achieve—or avoid- -statehood in the late 19th century: that's the background for Dempsey's (the paperback What Law There Was, etc.) earnest, high- collar tale about a group of pre-statehood activists led by James Hill, owner of the Great Northern Railroad. Read full book review >

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BRUNO AND TITCH by Sheena Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"The charismatic Titch may well spark a guinea-pig bubble; he's that cute. (Picture book. 5-7)"
It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship…. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE BABY BROTHER! by Sheena Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A sure-fire hit; what Oliver would like to do with his big sister should be next. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What older sister hasn't wanted to make her baby brother disappear? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Dempsey proves to be that rara avis, a witty birder, but even humor can't wholly convey ornithological obsession to any but fellow travelers."
A transplanted Brit travels the birding grounds of America to spy on the avifauna. Read full book review >

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SUPERHERO INSTRUCTION MANUAL by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When there are no radioactive spiders around to gift you with super skills, curl up with the Superhero Instruction Manual to learn what it takes to realize your inner superhero.Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE FINGERS, TWO SMALL HANDS by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Lends itself nicely to follow a certain action rhyme about baking! (Picture book. 1-3)"
A diverse cast of toddlers use their hands in all different ways to eat a snack. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA'S JOURNEY by Judith A. Dempsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2016

"Sharp storytelling augments this novel of single-minded perseverance."
An old man recounts his youthful struggles in this winding novel set in New Bern, North Carolina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A nice entry point to an expansive saga."
A federal agent with the ability to read minds finds herself sucked into a world of vampires, immortals, and true love in the sixth installment of Duvall's (On the Hunt, 2015, etc.) Immortal Guardians series.Read full book review >

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JULIET IN AUGUST by Dianne Warren
Released: July 5, 2012

"The low-key narrative takes a while to build enough momentum to sustain reader interest, but once immersed in its leisurely rhythms, most will find this an engaging snapshot of rural life."
Winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award, Warren's U.S. debut limns two nights and a single summer day in a tiny Canadian town. Read full book review >