Search Results: "Dick Van Dyke"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Perfectly pleasant, mildly diverting and forgettable—kind of like an episode of Diagnosis: Murder."
A song and dance man of the first order looks back. Read full book review >

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KEEP MOVING by Dick Van Dyke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Those with fond memories of the author's wholesome movies and TV shows may take pleasure in this dose of good cheer; others not so much."
In this follow-up to his memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business (2011), song-and-dance man Van Dyke relishes his approaching 90th birthday and shares some tips for readers on reaching and enjoying that venerable age.Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TREE by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The value of the ecological message goes without saying; the presentation here in simple text and engaging cartoon-style illustrations is cheerful, though not very thoughtfully developed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three conifers begin to grow at the same time. Read full book review >

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TRELL by Dick Lehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This tale of the fallout from the war on drugs recognizes one family's resolve as it hammers home the failures of public policy and the court system to uphold justice for all. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In a Boston swirling with racial tensions and public corruption, a story of false imprisonment based in fact, from a longtime investigative journalist. Read full book review >

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BONECRACK by Dick Francis
Released: May 17, 1972

"You'll like these sons of sons and the gentle moral message."
Neil Griffon, who had broken with his father altogether as a youngster and made it on his own, is forced to take over the old man's training stables when the latter is hospitalized. Read full book review >

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FLYING FINISH by Dick Francis
Released: June 21, 1967

"A lot of personnel disappear in various counteries, but Grey doesn't think much of it until he finds out enough to get himself killed too."
Dick Francis was off to a flying start with American mystery fans from the time he published his first book, Dead Cert, in 1962. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH WINE TRILOGY by Dick Wimmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2001

"Good pointless fun, in the tradition of Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth and every other bohemian romp you've ever read."
A comic trilogy that tacks one new episode onto two reruns, Wimmer's collection—Irish Wine (1988), Boyne's Lassie (1998), and Hagar's Dream—follows the misadventures of wild-man Seamus Boyne (Irish scourge of the British art world) and his timid friend Gene Hagar (a Long Island exterminator with literary ambitions). Read full book review >

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WHIP HAND by Dick Francis
Released: May 28, 1980

After a dull departure into spy/terrorism (Trial Run), Francis clearly wants to get back on the track—and he does it by reviving lame ex-jockey/private-eye Sid Halley (Odds Against, 1966), whose sleuthing led to his losing a hand (he now has a nifty motorized one). Read full book review >