Search Results: "Donald Sturrock"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE FROM BOY by Donald Sturrock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A fun collection for lovers of literature and travel."
A collection of letters from an endlessly fascinating writer and world traveler. Read full book review >

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STORYTELLER by Donald Sturrock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Bearing lightly its torrents of references, this examination of the character and career of the iconoclastic writer is as perceptive as it is dishy and exciting."
Comprehensive, authoritative biography of Roald Dahl (1916-1990). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

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DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes aim at his longtime bête noire, "a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feejee Mermaid." Read full book review >

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AKA Shakespeare by Peter A. Sturrock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A thought exercise delivered in a unique format that provokes more questions than answers."
In screenplay format, four characters debate the real identity of Shakespeare, using Bayesian statistics to justify their conclusions. Read full book review >

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SODOM AND GOMORRAH by Marcel Proust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An essential building-block in the construction of a modern masterpiece."
Part four of the new six-volume Penguin Proust complicates the romantic and social life of autobiographical protagonist Marcel with the specter of "inversion." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"In other words, something is out there; it's just unidentified. (Photos, charts, diagrams)"
A comprehensive investigation of encounters with unidentified flying objects, all the more riveting because it is both skeptical and scrupulously objective. Read full book review >

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OUT OF AFRICA by Isak Dinesen
Released: March 1, 1937

"Anecdotal — incidental — in character, but it is the manner of telling that gives it such rare charm, the fluency and case and delightful with and subtlety, which characterized her Seven Gothic Tales."
The author of Seven Gothic Tales — presents here reminiscences of twelve years on a coffee farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. Read full book review >

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CHURCH OF GOLF by Spencer Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

"An odd but entertaining novel of unexpected redemption."
Stephens outlines a washed-up golden boy's second chance at enlightenment in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIGMAMA'S by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"A grand alternative to the plethora of predictable books about white kids visiting grandparents on stereotypical family farms. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beginning with the ride on the old Southern Railway car ("colored" says the sign on the wall), the sights, sounds, and warm delights of a summer visit to Grandma in Crews's own childhood—a three-day trip from somewhere up north. Read full book review >

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NIGHT AT THE FAIR by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"This evocative book could be paired to nice effect with Elisha Cooper's sunny Country Fair (1997). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Crews (Shortcut, 1992, etc.) uses, to great effect, the contrast of the night sky and the gaudy lights of typical fair amusements in his picture book of very few words but very kinetic images. Read full book review >