Search Results: "Dianne Young"


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 >

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DEAR FLYARY by Dianne Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"There is much fun to be had sounding out words and guessing at their meaning and roots, as planet Harbat's jabberwocky attests. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It may have a loose tarsnaggle, a sticky megalad and a hole in the flyjacker, but Frazzle's Model 7 spaceship is positively flixsome. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author."
When a young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss, it leads to disaster—at least at first. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ONCE by Patrick Modiano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Quiet but powerful; fans of Modiano's smoky, humid postwar world will enjoy this slowly unfolding mystery."
Modiano's transitional novel, first published in 1981, that marked an end to literary experimentation in favor of his largely unadorned though deeply atmospheric style. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ORSON by Patrick McGilligan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"McGilligan works overtime trying to justify such a massive book about only a part of Welles' life, but it's also buoyed by a dependably powerful subject at the center."
A boy wonder's life—overlong but also filling. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ELIOT by Robert Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"Although Crawford modestly claims that his biography is neither 'official' nor definitive, it is unlikely to be surpassed."
A masterful biography of the canonical modernist. Read full book review >

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YOUNG WIDOWER by John W. Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"An urgent, palpably emotional account of coping with extreme grief."
Wallace Stegner fellow Evans (Creative Writing/Stanford Univ.) mourns the untimely death of his wife. Read full book review >

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YOUNG PHILBY by Robert Littell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A Cold-War spy novel for the top shelf."
A dizzying "what if" take on (in)famous British spy Kim Philby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"Intelligent and intricate, though occasionally dull."
A prosopography of Keats, Shelley, Byron and others. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ZEUS by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Underplaying the old tale's violence (and leaving the gods' sexual 'fun' out altogether) without losing its general drift, the author crafts a robust but light alternative to the plethora of more conventional renditions available. (dramatis personae, author's note) (Picture book/mythology. 7-9)"
Adding a few details of his own (" ‘I'm Zeus, your brother,' said the victorious young god. ‘Let's play!' ") to ancient sources, Karas tracks the mighty lad as he grows up in hiding, forces his father Cronus to vomit up his older brother-and-sister gods, then frees his aunts and uncles the Cyclopes and Hundred-Handers to battle their own sibs, the Titans, for supremacy. Read full book review >

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YOUNG STALIN by Simon Sebag Montefiore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2007

"Essential to understanding one of the 20th century's premier monsters and the nation he wrought."
Joe Stalin, gang-banger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"The bibliography offers a fine selection of fiction, nonfiction, and Web sites for young readers. (foreword, introduction, timeline, glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
These stories of the American Revolution have "imagined young people into many of the key incidents of the era." Read full book review >