Search Results: "Dom Lee"


BOOK REVIEW

LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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DOM CASMURRO by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The self-tormenting narrator's explosive, digressive revelations of his own vanity and shortsightedness make for both a piquant criticism of the romantic temperament and an unforgettably wry character study."
Dom Casmurro ($25.00; Nov.; 288 pp.; 0-19-510308-4): Oxford's newly launched ``Library of Latin America'' wisely begins with attractive new editions of the fiction of Brazil's greatest novelist. Read full book review >

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HEROES by Ken Mochizuki
by Ken Mochizuki, illustrated by Dom Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"But Heroes is also a tribute to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-Japanese- American regiment, and serves as a reminder of their important contribution. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Set in the 1960s, this is the story of Donnie Okada, a young Japanese-American boy, who always has to play the enemy in war games with his friends because he ``looks like them.'' His friends show off WW II medals from their fathers, but don't believe Donnie when he says his father and uncle served in the U.S. Army in Europe and Korea. Read full book review >

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DOM DELUISE'S THE NIGHTINGALE by Dom DeLuise
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Following the story and amiable art, recipes and a song score close the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
DeLuise's ode to freedom, a retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, has on its side good intentions and little else. Read full book review >

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BE WATER, MY FRIEND by Ken Mochizuki
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A brief page of facts continues the story through stardom and early death. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Mochizuki chronicles the famed and iconic actor's early life for young readers. Read full book review >

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SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS by Paula Yoo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2005

"This hero's inspirational story demonstrates determination and dedication by a man who never gave up and is still an active athlete today at the age of 84. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Handsomely illustrated and compassionately written without sentimentality, this picture book biography exemplifies what this genre should be: humanizing and meaningful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASEBALL SAVED US by Ken Mochizuki
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1993

"Fine debuts for author, illustrator, and publisher. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Drawing on his Japanese-American parents' experiences, a new author uses his narrator's struggle to become a better, and more accepted, ballplayer to portray a WW II internment camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE MARVIN by Dwayne Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A well-paced, thoughtful examination of a singular corpus of work that influenced film portrayals of violence in subsequent decades."
A generous biography of Oscar-winning actor Lee Marvin (1924-1987), best known for his roles in The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY HOME by Jr. McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

This enormously touching book from McKay (Caravan, 1995) tells the story of Mai and her mother's journey to Vietnam in search of the mother's birth family. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LEE by Bill Hiatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"A mostly sturdy foundation for a fantasy series that arms its hero with powers, sidekicks, and motivation."
In Hiatt's (The Devil Hath the Power, 2016, etc.) fantasy novel, a Korean-American man discovers long-dormant supernatural abilities and finds that an evil sorcerer wants his blood.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE KRASNER by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"Levin deftly connects Krasner's biography to the social and political upheaval of the time. Her long experience in the art world gives insight into the landscape of 20th-century artists, art dealers and museums."
First biography of Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Jackson Pollock's wife but also a significant artist in her own right. Read full book review >

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LEE & ELAINE by Ann Rower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"The upshot: She doesn't have much of a story, and neither do we."
Rower's second, as dismal as its predecessor (Armed Response, 1995), trades the former's West Coast trappings for the Hamptons as the artist/writer narrator tries desperately to turn the dead wives of rival painters William de Kooning and Jackson Pollock into posthumous friends—and straighten out her own life in the bargain. Read full book review >