Search Results: "Dixon Long"


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A VERY RICH MAN by Dixon Long
Released: May 29, 2009

"An absorbing saga of ties that bind."
A brother and sister delve into their dying father's past in this moving family drama. Read full book review >

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MASON & DIXON by Thomas Pynchon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1997

"Reading Pynchon may be likened to what one of his characters says here about deciphering the 'equation' presented by the stars in their courses: 'A lonely, uncompensated, perhaps even impossible Task,—yet some of us must be ever seeking it, I suppose.'"
Ever since Gravity's Rainbow (1973), which shared a National Book Award and was given, then denied a Pulitzer Prize (on account of its "obscenity"), it's been obvious, even to much of the so-called literary establishment, that Thomas Pynchon is one of our contemporary classics: a true polymath, formidably learned and technically unparalleled, who understands as few of his readers can the essential symbiosis between C.P. Snow's "two cultures" of science and technology. Read full book review >

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MASON DIXON:  BASKETBALL DISASTERS by Claudia Mills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"Altogether, this is an amusing if undemanding account of the typical fourth-grade problems the athletically ungifted face as they make their way through school. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth grader Mason Dixon, in his third series outing, earnestly stumbles from one potential disaster to another, many involving his total basketball ineptitude. Read full book review >

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THE DIXON CORNBELT LEAGUE by W.P. Kinsella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1995

"Minor-league material."
Kinsella seems to be living off the capital of Shoeless Joe (1982) in this collection of sketches and one-trick ponies—more throwaways than fictions—about the bush leagues. Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF STEPHEN DIXON by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Faulkner Award), are also included."
This magnanimous volume marks Dixon's first publication with a mainstream house since Harper & Row brought out Quite Contrary in 1979. Read full book review >

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MR. DIXON DISAPPEARS by Ian Samson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"The plot is wispy, but the dialogue is certainly amusing. Readers who enjoy send-ups of crime novels, talk-radio hosts, city pomposities and rural eccentricities will queue up for the series (The Case of the Missing Books, 2007, etc.)."
A feckless vegetarian Jewish English librarian takes up residence in northern Ireland, where he's greeted by unexpected troubles. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There are enough well-placed frissons to keep readers flipping those pages, even those who know that, in keeping with series formula, all nefarious plans will be nixed. (Fiction. 10+)"
At first, Johnny's most serious problems are right out of the textbook for the budding adolescent: How will he survive the summer without his friend Fergie (he makes a new sandlot pal, Sarah Channing), and what will rescue him from boredom (a job Professor Childermass finds him at the town's Gudge Museum). Read full book review >

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The Long Home by J.T. Stilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2016

"A sequel presents an ample and pronounced Christian doctrine but has a tale of individuals protecting their home against malicious baddies at its core."
Mortals and immortals reintroducing science and technology to New Earth have their peaceful realm threatened by evil beings planning an uprising in this second installment of a fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE LONG, LONG LINE by Tomoko Ohmura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"It's a whale of a fun ride! (Picture book. 4-7)"
If the line is long, there's bound to be something good at the end, right? Read full book review >

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A LONG LONG WAY by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2005

"Flawless, honest, humane, moving."
Barry's prequel to the fine Annie Dunne (2002) turns to WWI for the story of a young Dublin soldier who loses love, crown, country, and family in the war-torn desolation. Read full book review >

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A LONG LONG SLEEP by Anna Sheehan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Thoughtful but uneven. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Sleeping Beauty wakes up to a future world where everyone she ever knew is gone. Read full book review >