Search Results: "Digby Diehl"


BOOK REVIEW

DIGBY by Barbara Shook Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"These flaws bury the sturdy sentiments of the story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This I Can Read book is a conversation between a boy and his older sister, stylish children in ``homey,'' oversize clothes. Read full book review >

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RATHER OUTSPOKEN by Dan Rather
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An engaging grab-bag: part folksy homage to roots, part exposé of institutional wrongdoing and part manifesto for a truly free press."
A renowned journalist settles scores in this investigation of how the news media has become dangerously intertwined with politics and corporate interests. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"With the help of L.A. media critic Diehl, this is written with humor and a sense of proportion that leaven the usual movie star bio. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Film star Williams reveals all, including how every hair and eyelash remained in place during the spectacular water ballets that were the core of most of her movies. Read full book review >

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SOAPSUDS by Finola Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2005

"Soap fans may savor the catfights and crass humor; others will probably find the narrative slack and pointless."
A hapless actress joins the snake pit cast of a popular American soap, in this sometimes amusing debut. Read full book review >

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PRICELESS MEMORIES by Bob Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2009

"Hard-core fans will undoubtedly enjoy their hero's happy reminiscences, but nothing here will entice less starry-eyed readers."
For TV mainstay Barker, it's all been fun and games. Read full book review >

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DIGBY DIFFERS by Miriam Koch
by Miriam Koch, illustrated by Miriam Koch, translated by Ann Garlid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Both inscrutable and blaaaand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unshelvably long, skinny format (approximately 7 inches high by 18 1/2 inches wide) isn't all that makes this earnestly self-conscious odyssey dispensable. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A professional operative's apologia pro vita CIA."
The engrossing, matter-of-fact memoir of a career CIA officer whose involvement with Nicaragua's Contras brought him to grief at the hands of a special prosecutor. Read full book review >

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ALONE TOGETHER by Theodora Getty Gaston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An epic personal saga for the Harlequin Romance crowd."
A society girl-cum-torch singer's entertaining but overly sentimentalized memoir about the years she spent living with and loving America's first billionaire, J. Paul Getty. Read full book review >

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DEAR DIGBY by Carol Muske-Dukes
Released: April 18, 1989

In her gently satiric first novel, poet Muske-Dukes pokes fun at feminism while implicitly reaffirming some of its basic principles. Read full book review >

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DIGBY TAKES CHARGE by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2007

"Would that learning manners was always so amusing. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Digby, the new sheepdog, learns the secret to getting what he wants, and teaches readers an important lesson in manners at the same time. Read full book review >

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DIGBY O'DAY IN THE FAST LANE by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Digby and Percy are slated to return in additional adventures; whether they can win the contest to capture the interest of young readers and listeners remains to be seen. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Mother-daughter, author-illustrator team Hughes and Vulliamy collaborate for a low-key tale with an old-fashioned feel, decidedly British flavor and cheerful illustrations. Read full book review >

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DIGBY O'DAY AND THE GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY by Shirley  Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Smooth writing, appealing pictures, and (mostly) mild action create a pleasant enough package, but it's still likely to be a bit twee for some readers. (map, authors' note, quiz, first chapter of Digby O'Day Up, Up, and Away) (Fiction. 6-8)"
Following series opener Digby O'Day in the Fast Lane (2014), Hughes and Vulliamy's canine duo are off on another adventure, this time featuring a classy seaside hotel, a secret passage, a singing starlet with a taste for shiny jewels, and a pair of (feline) cat burglars. Read full book review >