Search Results: "Donovan Hohn"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"In all this, Webster doesn't add much to the standard histories, but he brings a light hand and solid storytelling skills to his task."
Another entry in a growing genre: outdoor-action writers (e.g., Hampton Sides, McKay Jenkins) turning to the Big Outside of WWII for material. Read full book review >

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JULIUS WINSOME by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Finely tooled outsider fiction, as chilling as it is ultimately humane."
Man loses man's best friend, decides the rest of humanity is to blame. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A memorable tale of an unsung American hero, and a worthy history lesson as well."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsday reporter Donovan, now retired and a race-car driver, follows the hard-luck career of a man who challenged NASCAR's racial barrier in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by Donovan Webster
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1996

"A horrifying reminder that the full costs of this century's wars have yet to be calculated. (Author tour)"
An eloquent and startling reminder of the long-term, even permanent, destruction wrought by this century's wars. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S SNARE by Michael Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2015

"A slick, dynamic mystery that confronts readers with just how many sides a story can have before we get to what matters: the truth."
Donovan's (Behind Closed Doors, 2013) second adventure of hard-boiled Eddie Flynn is a story steeped in the harsh realities of kidnapping, tabloid journalism, and good old-fashioned detective work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2008

"A worthy companion to Jay Monahan's Custer, Evan S. Connell's Son of the Morning Star and other standard studies of the famed cavalryman."
Comprehensive account of George Custer's career. Read full book review >

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IN MEMORY OF GORFMAN T. FROG by Gail Donovan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Obvious appeal, particularly to fans of Andrew Clements's work. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fifth grader Josh Hewitt rushes through life, talking constantly. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >