Search Results: "Donna Tartt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A standout—and well worth the wait."
A long-awaited, elegant meditation on love, memory and the haunting power of art. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE FRIEND by Donna Tartt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, the characters are gritty and appealing, and the story holds you throughout. Tartt appears to have struck gold once again."
The successor to Tartt's wildly successful debut (The Secret History, 1992) is another ambitious dark-hued melodrama—destined for big sales, though it's an intermittently creaky performance. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Les Nerds du Mal—and about as deep (if not nearly as involving) as a TV movie."
The Brat Pack meets The Bacchae in this precious, way-too-long, and utterly unsuspenseful town-and-gown murder tale. 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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UNPLUGGED by Donna Freitas
Released: June 21, 2016

"Despite imperfections, one of the more ambitious and thought-provoking entries in a crowded genre. (Science fiction/dystopia. 12 & up)"
The selfie-tastical virtual world decides to unplug from the physical one, stranding one girl from her family—and from the truth. Read full book review >

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GOLD MEDAL WINTER by Donna Freitas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An admirable heroine navigates a difficult path to fame and fortune in a tale that will appeal to those looking for a lavish serving of romance along with an interesting backstage glimpse of the international skating world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dominican-American Esperanza Flores is not a typical world-class U.S. figure skater, but she's going to provide Olympics-eager girls the perfect opportunity to channel their ambitions. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF KNIVES by Donna McMahon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A brisk, well-constructed swirl of murky plots and dark psychology, if rather heavy on the lesbian angle: a debut that, despite impressive ingredients, lacks warmth."
By the 22nd century, after climatic change and rising sea levels, the city of Vancouver is divided between prosperous but regressive and cliquish Guild territory and the island of Downtown, whose slums are inhabited by the Guildless, refugees from America, gangs, criminals, and the destitute. Read full book review >

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RIVER WOMAN by Donna Hemans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Flawlessly interweaving personal and social tragedy with the imagery of interior and exterior spaces. Jamaica-born Hemans's rare and distinctive debut is not only a tale for our time, but one for all time."
A remarkably assured and insightful debut offers a finely tuned, sympathetic portrait of a teenaged mother whose toddler drowns accidentally in the river where she's washing clothes. Read full book review >

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BLUE HOLLOW FALLS by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A nice story that, while a bit plodding, is fresh in ideas and scenery."
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, a war vet and a horticulturist share the inheritance of an old mill. Read full book review >

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CROUCHING BUZZARD, LEAPING LOON by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Even so, Andrews is unlikely ever to find a setting better suited to her brand of frantically inventive farce than Silicon Valley East."
Bereft of her drama teacher sweetie, off filming a TV series, blacksmith/amateur sleuth Meg Langslow (Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes, 2001, etc.) has gone undercover as an office manager at her brother Rob's suburban Virginia software firm because he thinks something's fishy. Read full book review >

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HOLY GHOST GIRL by Donna Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"A trustworthy narrator, Johnson is consistently funny, poetic and remarkably devoid of bitterness."
Growing up on the revivalist sawdust trail in the 1960s. Read full book review >