Search Results: "Dianne Warren"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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LIBERTY STREET by Dianne Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Fine, sensitive fiction, though the author's rigorously restrained approach won't be to everyone's taste."
A woman finally confronts the past she has blotted out for more than 20 years in Warren's follow-up to her Governor General's Award-winning debut (Juliet in August, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN BEATTY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

"No sensational revelations here: just the glitz behind the tinsel."
The author of Five for Hollywood (1991) comes up with a galloping, hard-breathing bio of Beatty that recycles the gossip about his love life against the plots of his films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN OATES by Susan Compo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An informative, welcome portrait of an underappreciated American icon."
Never quite a star, actor's actor Warren Oates gets his due in a lively biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Still, Blotner has done a great deal of research and deployed it subtly, and we should welcome any biography that looks beyond the colossus of Faulkner to remind us of the South's enormous modern literary vitality. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but occasionally opaque biography of the Pulitzer Prizewinning poet and novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAORDINARY WARREN SAVES THE DAY by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The jokes and the line drawings of chickens are all charming, but even more important: We finally have an answer to 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' (Graphic novel. 6-9)"
Any philosophical questions readers ever had about chickens are addressed in this graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN G. HARDING by John Dean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2004

"Unlikely to rehabilitate Harding by itself, but a useful view of the long-forgotten leader."
Brief account of a failed, scandal-ridden presidency, seen through the eyes of someone quite familiar with such things. Read full book review >