Search Results: "Doris Gove"


BOOK REVIEW

A WATER SNAKE'S YEAR by Doris Gove
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

A title-spread cutaway illustration of the snake hibernating underground and a simple map locating her habitat in Tennessee's Great Smokies presage this fine book's careful regard for precision in every detail. Read full book review >

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RED-SPOTTED NEWT by Doris Gove
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This may be more than most people want to know about newts, but it is an inspiring book for nature buffs. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Who knew that red-spotted newts produce poisonous chemicals that smell and taste bad to protect them from predators? Read full book review >

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ONE RAINY NIGHT by Doris Gove
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"An inspiring look at finding out about nature while treating it kindly. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Depicted by a former nature-center director, a fascinating expedition: On a rainy night, a boy and his parents collect new specimens. Read full book review >

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DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"As with most books about the awesomeness of reading, this is most likely to appeal to children who are already excited about books, but it makes for an agreeable affirmation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris—a light-blue cartoon dinosaur who adores reading books—eventually wins over her skeptical, action-oriented brothers. Read full book review >

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CONSIDERING DORIS DAY by Tom Santopietro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"The author's writing is rough—the apt word, the eloquent phrase and a consistent tone elude him—but his perceptions will send readers to Day's CDs and DVDs for an overdue re-take."
This critique of Day's career shows that the major American icon was also a major American talent. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 1995

"As a general introduction to Net navigation and terminology rather than a specific instruction book, this will be of great use to children or anyone with a budding interest in the Internet. (b&w photos, illustrations, glossary, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
Finallya guide to the Internet written for children, covering everything from the World Wide Web and Gopher to personal safety. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDMOTHERS by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"When you're dealing with an author whose track record spans a half-century and paradigm-altering works like The Golden Notebook, it's too easy to simply praise another excellent effort. Where is this woman's Nobel Prize?"
Four novellas demonstrating that 84-year-old author (The Sweetest Dream, 2002, etc.) still boasts a range and power few writers half her age can muster. Read full book review >

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BEN, IN THE WORLD by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"Isn't it about time this woman received serious Nobel Prize consideration? Few, if any, living writers can have explored so many forbidding fictional worlds with such passion and conviction."
Far from resting on her laurels, Lessing—who has been publishing for 50 years, and goes from strength to strength—offers this bleak monitory sequel to her harrowing The Fifth Child (1988). Read full book review >

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MARA AND DANN by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"She isn't a stylist, and she takes no prisoners, but this writer remains one of contemporary fiction's genuine thinkers and visionaries, and it would be folly to ignore her."
Lessing's 22nd novel, a dystopian allegory set in "Ifrik" (formerly Africa) thousands of years hence, is a ponderous, hectoring, fascinating second cousin to her Memoirs of a Survivor (1975) and The Four-Gated City (1969) (and quite reminiscent, incidentally, of Norman Mailer's similarly forbidding Ancient Evenings). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 1998

A disjointed but provocative account of a spiritual journey. Read full book review >