Search Results: "Don Calame"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Fearlessly foul, this consistently comical series should be required reading for all teenage boys and anyone else with a strong stomach and highly sensitive funny bone. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
It's nice guy Sean's turn to shine in this hilarious follow-up to Swim the Fly (2009) and Beat the Band (2010). Read full book review >

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SWIM THE FLY by Don Calame
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fully realized secondary characters, realistically raunchy dialogue and the scatological subject matter assure that this boisterous and unexpectedly sweet read will be a word-of-mouth hit. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This viscerally funny story of one boy's attempt to impress his ladylove by finishing four laps of the dreaded butterfly stroke in a swim competition by summer's end is sure to please fans of Pete Hautman's Rash (2006) and Randy Powell's Three Clams and an Oyster (2002). Read full book review >

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DAN VERSUS NATURE by Don Calame
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"Both derivative and pandering. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Dan and his stepfather-to-be go on a hike in the woods to bond. Read full book review >

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BEAT THE BAND by Don Calame
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

In this side-splitting sequel, Calame details the Swim the Fly (2009) guys' sophomore year, this time from the perspective of horny Cooper. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >

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DON CARLOS by Thorvald Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

"One hopes its sequel will arrive here soon."
justify yes* Don Carlos ($21.95; paper $12.95; Feb. 4, 1998; 1-55713-357-3; paper 1-55713-356-5): The eponymous ``Don Carlos'' is the young Charles Darwin, who is observed with a mixture of respect and bafflement by an Italian immigrant to Argentina, in this first of two sequential novels (its companion, Giovanni, is forthcoming) by an acclaimed Norwegian writer. Read full book review >

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DON GIOVANNA by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"With little decoration and an easy touch, Prantera offers a charming, if limited, comedy of matured love and virtuous compromise."
Prantera (Letter to Lorenzo, 1999, etc.) gathers a middle-aged cast of characters to enact an amateur version of Mozart's well-known opera, touching with gentle humor on that work's themes of the heart's durable passion in competition with the mortal limits of body and time. Read full book review >

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Released: May 3, 2012

"Split between old and new, this translation seeks a niche audience."
This new translation of the beloved classic attempts to return to the roots of its earliest English translation. Read full book review >

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DON HO: by Don with Jerry Hopkins Ho
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"Don Ho lovers rejoice; this colorful coffee table book is everything readers could possibly want from an autobiography of this Hawaiian treasure."
Loa maika'i eluhelu e pili ana no Don Ho. (Possible grammar issues notwithstanding, that's Hawaiian for “A very good book about Don Ho.”) Read full book review >

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ANDY AND DON by Daniel de Visé
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"The author's affection for his principals permeates all, brightening the dark corners and dulling the jagged edges."
Veteran journalist de Visé (co-author, with Su Meck: I Forgot to Remember, 2014) returns with a plethora of memories about actors Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, who propelled The Andy Griffith Show to enormous popularity in the 1960s.Read full book review >