Search Results: "Dolly Parton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 15, 2008

"Plenty of God and good fun in this sentimental Southern tale."
Industrious Atlanta ladies whip up a new catering company. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM MORE by Dolly Parton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A pocket-sized pick-me-up for fans and dreamers."
Country music's spunky doyenne presents an inspirational, feel-good stocking stuffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLLY by Anita Brookner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"So: another memorably expressed but cramped vision of isolated women in a hostile world."
Brookner's latest (after Fraud, 1993, etc.) is a portrait of two women, an aunt and her niece, polar opposites; as usual, the mood is autumnal, verging on wintry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COAT OF MANY COLORS by Dolly Parton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Tender and heartfelt with a loving message—if a little sanitized. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A patchwork coat created from a box of donated rags is a deeply felt memory from the author's childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COAT OF MANY COLORS by Dolly Parton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"An apparently autobiographical song that has a hard time standing on its own as a compelling children's story. (Picture book. All ages)"
In her first children's book, Parton (the country music star) turns one of her songs into a saccharine tale about a girl who is so poor that her mama has to sew her a patchwork coat when the weather turns cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLLY VARDON by Anton Holden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"With clear-eyed candor, this biography brings a family's extraordinary matriarch to life."
Holden (Prince Valium, 1982) delves into his family's secrets in a sweeping, novelistic biography spanning continents and generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2006

"The how of cloning, beautifully told by optimists who believe that wise heads and good science will justify the whys."
This book from the "father" of the world's first cloned animal ranges from autobiography to medical history to an extensive discussion of the policies and ethical issues raised by Dolly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DOLLY by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Two obviously well-loved dolls belonging to the illustrator appear as themselves in collage photographs; one might have a little more trouble appreciating the occasional scribble of his children and their friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Radunsky has illustrated several other Woody Guthrie tunes (Howdi Do, 2000, etc.) with his familiar gouache and collage figures: a yellow dog, a multi-striped cat, and a little girl with a teacup chapeau. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLLY IS DEAD by J.S. Borthwick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1995

"Strictly for readers who can't get enough of that Maine lore and landscape."
Maine's English teacher/part-time sleuth Sarah Deane, now married to Dr. Alex McKenzie (The Bridled Groom, 1994, etc.), is once again involved in her neighbors' affairsthis time, the affairs of the mostly ne'er-do-well Gattlings and the aristocratic Beaugards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLLY AND THE NANNY BIRD by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: Aug. 30, 1982

"Nick-of-time rescues, frou-frou dialogue, an antic-frantic pace—but those with a taste for tart, ultra-rich froth will find this entirely yummy; and even less giddy sorts will fall for the sailing suspense and the mouth-watering Yugoslavian scenery."
Don't be confused when the publisher tells you that this is the latest in the Dolly and the. . . series; in the US, Dunnett's previous adventures for spy/painter Johnson Johnson (and yacht Dolly) have been published under such titles as The Photogenic Soprano and Murder in Focus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 7, 1984

"But fans of the frou-frou-style English mystery (modeled on Allingham, not Sayers, Marsh, or Christie) will again find much to enjoy—in the arched-eyebrow dialogue, the glittery international backgrounds, and the undeniable singularity of combative heroine Rita."
Even more than in previous frothy capers, Dunnett's taciturn, super-cool hero Johnson Johnson (portrait-painter/secret-agent) takes a back seat to a quirky female narrator: this time it's punk-haired, tough little Rita Geddes, a Scottish makeup artist—and a protege of Hollywood's legendary, about-to-retire Kim-Jim Curtis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Animal by animal, from ``Man's First Best Friend'' and the most familiar species (the chapter entitled ``Who Cooped the Chicken?'' also covers other fowl) to camels and elephants, small creatures (rabbits, bees, silkworms), ``Animals That Lost Their Jobs'' (Indian emperors' cheetahs once rode horses to the hunt), and recent innovations like ``Dolphin Divers and Monkey Butlers.'' Basing her suggestions on archeological evidence and different animal characteristics, Facklam postulates how and why the first links were made, discusses the many uses of various species and how they've affected human development, and cogently weaves in topics such as selective breeding (most extensive with dogs; not done at all with elephants). Read full book review >