Search Results: "Donna Frazier Glynn"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERS WHO CAN'T LOVE by Susan Forward
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A useful challenge to accepted wisdom about the normally taboo subject of mother love, with helpful tips on how to jump-start the healing process."
Therapist Forward (Toxic In-Laws: Loving Strategies for Protecting Your Marriage, 2001, etc.) explains how recognizing the reality of an abusive mother-daughter relationship is a necessary first step in dealing with psychological problems. Read full book review >

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LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Read full book review >

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STANLEY MOWS THE LAWN by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"And so will the reader. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What begins as a routine chore literally takes a turn, with a satisfying and visually creative result. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for literary fishing enthusiasts; a pleasant diversion for the rest of us."
Much-praised nonfiction author Frazier (On the Rez, 2000, etc.) gathers together 20 years of musings on fishing in one slim but entertaining volume. Read full book review >

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GONE TO NEW YORK by Ian Frazier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"A vivid collection of essays expertly blending reporting, history, humor and one man's abiding affection for a city's quirks."
Generous slices of New York wry, from humorist/essayist Frazier (The Fish's Eye, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"There have been many great satires of the domestic world (Fay Weldon comes to mind), but Frazier's Cursing Mommy seems trapped within her own joke."
Nonfiction writer Frazier (Travels in Siberia, 2010, etc.) delivers his first novel, an uneven comedy of domestic disasters. Read full book review >

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TYLER MAKES SPAGHETTI! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Florence's purpose is clear: 'Good food can save the day!' A worthy message, drawn perfectly by Frazier, whose illustrations could work without the words. (recipe, additional information) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florence and Frazier are back (Tyler Makes Pancakes!, 2012), this time with dinner as young Tyler learns about spaghetti—how to cook it and where its ingredients come from—in this masterfully illustrated story. Read full book review >

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TYLER MAKES PANCAKES! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A strong choice for foodies and all curious children. (recipe, informational page) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Do pancakes come from a box? Read full book review >

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INTO THE VOLCANO by Donna O’Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like titles in Houghton Mifflin's Science in the Field series, this volume will introduce young readers to a passionate scientist at work. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
At 32, O'Meara went back to college and fell in love with volcanoes and the instructor who introduced her to volcano watching; they have been researching volcanism ever since. Read full book review >

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GRAVELAND by Alan Glynn
Released: May 28, 2013

"Glynn couldn't hit all his marks without a brisk, no-nonsense style that keeps the pot boiling vigorously till the midpoint, when the pressure abruptly drops till the whole sad carnival comes down at the end with an oddly muted crash."
Glynn (Bloodland, 2012, etc.) peers once more beneath the surface of the Big Apple's financial sector and finds enough vermin to keep an army of exterminators busy. Read full book review >

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BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"His prose spare but spirited, Glynn (Winterland, 2011, etc.) spins an all-too-likely tale of secrets, lies and power corrupted. Chilling."
A plot-twisting, page-turning humdinger in which collateral damage gets a murderous spin. Read full book review >

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THE DARK FIELDS by Alan Glynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Undeniably clever, and hip enough to garner a cult following, but not much is left once the bells and whistles are stripped away."
A high-finance thriller about a wonder street-drug that turns people into supercomputers, this debut from Dublin-based Glynn glitters with a carnival of effects but lacks thrust enough to stay in orbit. Read full book review >