Search Results: "Dominique Enright"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though better suited for casual browsing than serious instruction, this will be worth picking up for all those lads (or lasses, though there is a companion volume for girls) eager to learn how to, for instance, throw a lasso, make a balloon dog or hypnotize a chicken. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Riding along in the slipstream of Conn and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys (May 2007) comes this similar gathering of advice and activities—revised and expanded from a British handbook (2004) and aimed at a somewhat younger (or less capable) audience. Read full book review >

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Released: July 11, 2011

"An unnerving, intricate debut novel offering insight into a fabled yet flawed age."
A wrenching, tumultuous coming-of-age tale from a first-time novelist. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1959

"Literate and likable."
16 short stories (with a dividend in the title piece which improvises three variations on a curious Latin phrase) again display this author's qualities of grace and imagination, ability to pinpoint incidents sharply and to hold a mood or feeling firmly. Read full book review >

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THIMBLE SUMMER by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Aug. 18, 1928

I liked this story of the events through the summer months on a Wisconsin farm, events with enough element of surprise and adventure and yet sound in content and with a good deal about the round of activities, — barn raising, threshing, etc. The title comes from the feeling on the part of the small heroine that her finding of the thimble had brought luck to the farm. Read full book review >

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THE WALLED GARDEN by Rosemary Enright
Released: July 22, 1993

"Routine throughout, with Yorkshire and inhabitants as quaint as can be."
Run of the mill-town first hardcover for British writer Enright, this featuring a dutiful little wife who, married to a scoundrel, takes wing, moves to a lovely English village, founds her own business—and hits happiness head-on. Read full book review >

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THE SATURDAYS by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Oct. 9, 1941

"And each one is a personality in his or her right."
A delightful family story, built around an original pattern. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE CHEST by Dominique Falda
Released: April 1, 1999

"Falda prevents sentiment from overwhelming the charming forest setting and the cast of imaginative, endearing friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1050-8 This tale of sudden riches from Falda (The Angel and the Child, 1995, etc.) examines the true meaning of friendship. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR! by Dominique Jolin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The cartoon-style manner of the telling is reminiscent of a long foldout greeting card; this is lively, but artificially sweetened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An angry girl comes home from school (motion lines and cloud puffs indicate the door slamming behind her), and, finding her father at the computer, launches into a litany of generic complaints. Read full book review >

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RED EMERALD by Dominique Merz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2013

"A compelling tale plagued by awkward prose."
A retired Swiss advertising exec is hired to inspect a wealthy banker's mining outfit in Merz's debut novel. Read full book review >