Search Results: "Donna Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 14, 2012

"An authentic, if overpadded, document of the Vietnam era."
The menace of the Viet Cong pales beside the tantrums of a fussy newborn in these tense, ardent letters between a soldier and his put-upon wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 6, 2012

"Despite an abundance of eye-glazing minutiae, a revealing epistolary portrait emerges of life on the battlefield and at home."
A couple separated by war vents fears, frustrations and intense longing in this sometimes banal, sometimes passionate correspondence. Read full book review >

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MAKING OLD STORIES NEW WITH DONNA JO NAPOLI
by Julie Danielson

Adventure, magic, love, and betrayal. That’s what the sub-title of Donna Jo Napoli’s newest book, Tales From the Arabian Nights, promises readers. In this ambitious and handsomely-designed collection, illustrated by Christina Balit, Napoli gathers a selection of these ancient stories, 45 of the original 1,001 “nights.” Her respect for the legendary tales is evident in not only her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S INTERN by Donna Hosie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Just outstanding fun for those who enjoy snarky comedy and suspense. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A comic, time-traveling trip to Hell and back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA BEAN, TRIVIA QUEEN by Donna Gephart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia. (Fiction. 9-13)"
One question can best sum up 12-year-old Olivia Bean's life: What is worse than having a 5-year-old brother who is obsessed with gross trivia and sharing your house with your mother's boyfriend? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKINNY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Lip service is paid to 'inner beauty,' but Cinderella, that quintessential consumer fairy tale and the plot's template, tells another story: It's what's outside that counts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
For the ultimate makeover, nothing beats gastric-bypass surgery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLD MEDAL SUMMER by Donna Freitas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A sports story that handsprings away from romance and toward a commendable joy in accomplishment. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Freitas, who brought readers the delightfully feisty protagonist of The Possibilities of Sainthood (2008), is back with another determined young teen facing challenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REVENGE OF THE WROUGHT-IRON FLAMINGOS by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Andrews's humor is considerably dimmed by her resolute focus on the question of whether Meg will become related by marriage to virtually the only person on the scene she's not already related to by blood."
Wrought-iron lawn ornaments are not something blacksmith Meg Langslow (Murder with Puffins, 2000, etc.) ordinarily wastes her talent on, but when feisty Mrs. Fenniman commissions a set of pink metal flamingos to replace the plastic birds banned by her neighborhood association's Visual Enhancement and Aesthetics Committee, Meg obliges, since the disgruntled homeowner is one of Meg's innumerable cousins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADY OF THE LIGHT by Donna Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Gillespie provides yet another invincible female heroine in Auriane's daughter Avenahar—look for her apotheosis in the next installment."
The sequel to Gillespie's elaborate Roman epic featuring proud warrior Auriane (The Light Bearer, 1994) finds the now middle-aged woman on the verge of retirement while comfortably ensconced in her lover Marcus Julianus's estate with two daughters. Read full book review >

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NO NEST FOR THE WICKET by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"As usual, Andrews is a reliable source for those who like their murder with plenty of mayhem."
A small-town croquet tournament turns into a blood sport with mallets for all. Read full book review >