Search Results: "Donovan Hohn"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2011

"There are no easy answers, but it's the hunt that counts, and Hohn makes it a gladdening, artful journey of discovery."
A finely spun chronicle of the wide-ranging quest to track the wanderings of a rubber duck lost at sea, from Harper's senior editor Hohn. Read full book review >

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LOVING DONOVAN by Bernice L. McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sordid and incoherent, from a talented writer who's done much better. (Warning: fairly graphic descriptions of adult-child sex.)"
A slice of life and lots of sex, in a fourth from McFadden (This Bitter Earth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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DONOVAN & SON by Michael Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2008

"As usual in this series (Murder in Coney Island, 2003, etc.), there's less mystery than personal history, with Jahn's customary loving attention to New York City."
Retired from the NYPD, Bill Donovan is back after a five-year hiatus, looking for happiness and the man he hopes can cure his son. Read full book review >

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DONOVAN by Donovan Leitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Romances, odysseys, tax evasion, drug busts, true love—it's all here, although a bit more tiresome and credit-demanding than one might expect from the original Mellow Yellow."
The rise, reign and early retirement of 1960s British pop superstar Donovan. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A wholly satisfying biography of the man whose vision continues to guide American intelligence operations—both the daring and unconventional thinking and the delusions."
An exhaustive but never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Read full book review >

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AHGOTTAHANDLEONIT by Donovan Mixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An existential examination of the cycle of violence. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
No, Tim definitely doesn't have a handle on it. Read full book review >

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FERAL CITIES by Tristan Donovan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"A clear demonstration that the world's cities are full of nonhuman life, best read in small doses, say a chapter at a time on one's daily commute to and from the city."
Exploration of the creatures that share our urban centers, including giant house-eating snails in Miami, leopards in Mumbai, wild pigs in Berlin and red foxes in London. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bailey's life is lousy—yes, really louse-y, because she and all the other fifth graders have head lice! Read full book review >

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V. GOLIATH by Karen Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Provocative and well told, offering comfort food to both those who believe that trial lawyers are leading the country to ruin and those who believe they are our salvation."
Intriguing portrait of one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, and a fine brief on how a certain kind of law is done: slowly, thoroughly, and very expensively. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA DA by Anne Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Let's hope the funny spelling doesn't keep this engaging and accessible tale from the broad readership it deserves."
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, a tenderly funny and unpretentiously philosophical portrait of a Glasgow family in turmoil. Read full book review >

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ENTERING THE MARE by Katie Donovan
Released: March 30, 1998

"Donovan's trite phrases (—two ripe melons— for breasts; —the big apple— for NYC) indicate her general inattention to detail'she sacrifices language for visceral appeal."
The second book of poems by the young Irish journalist isn—t as full of bodily functions and sexy paganism as her first (Watermelon Man, 1993), and that's a relief, though Donovan still personalizes her more political verse about hunger strikes (—Strike—), greed (—Hunger at Doolough—) and —toxic waste— (—Out of Her Clay—). Read full book review >

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GOD GAVE US CHRISTMAS by Lisa Tawn Bergren
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The illustrations for this volume are by a different artist than the preceding two entries in the series, and while these illustrations are attractive and polished, the polar bears aren't quite as captivating as those in the previous volumes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bergen offers her third entry in her popular God Gave Us series, this time focusing on explaining the broader and more philosophically complex concepts of God's and Christ's presence in the world and the theological reasons behind Christmas. Read full book review >