Search Results: "Doris Gove"


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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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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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HOMEFRONT by Doris Gwaltney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"The language and dialogue evoke the setting beautifully, however, and overall this is a fine look at how WWII affected those left at home. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Margaret Ann lives for the day her big sister Elizabeth leaves for the State Teacher's College; she shares a bedroom with her iron-fisted Grandmother and longs for a room of her own. Read full book review >

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NOBODIES AND SOMEBODIES by Doris Orgel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1991

"Easily read, but not simplistic; a satisfying, carefully crafted story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Suddenly finding herself in a new school at midyear because of her dad's transfer, Laura's hopes of making friends are thwarted by her new fifth grade's competing cliques. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN STORIES by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1965

"It is an impressive collection, confirming the stringent sympathies of this writer which consistently represent protest and commitment."
Doris Lessing spent most of her first thirty years in South Africa, the "tough, sunburnt, virile, positive country contemptuous of subtleties and sensibility" described thus on the first page of this 700 page collection of shorter and longer stories. Read full book review >

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OUT OF NOWHERE by Doris Mortman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Possibly Mortman's best plot in years—and set for a big promo."
Best-selling Mortman (The Lucky Ones, 1997, etc. ) opens with a strong hook as divorced bank executive Cynthia Stanton and her four-year-old daughter Erica are forced to go into lifelong hiding because Cynthia's given evidence about a Colombian drug cartel laundering cash in her Miami bank, a fact that has caused the death of her brother Ken, a DEA agent. Read full book review >

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Released: April 4, 1980

"But there is a sweetness and generosity about this work not quite like anything she has done; like the difficult but moving Shikasta, it seems to encompass and summarize dozens of her previous concerns with a sort of piercing magnanimity."
This brief fable, the second work in the science-fiction series begun with Shikasta (1979), is bound to be read as a return to the portrayals of sexual politics responsible for Lessing's initial vogue. Read full book review >

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ALFRED AND EMILY by Doris Lessing
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"At age 89, the author may be slowing down a trifle, but the best parts here are as bracing and engaging as anything she's written in the past 30 years."
In her first post-Nobel book, Lessing (The Cleft, 2007, etc.) imagines what her parents' life—and England—would have been like if World War I had never happened. Read full book review >

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"Others will find it a painful, revelatory, fascinating book, and while Doris Lessing is not as glittering a writer as Simone de Beauvoir, some of her concerns may occasion the comparison and suggest a market."
Doris Lessing has been established in England, rather than here, as one of the most interesting writers since the '40's and this remarkable book, unquestionably her major work to date, reflects a savage intelligence which does not exclude passion. Read full book review >

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TIME BITES by Doris Lessing
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"While this collection of random journalism—some dating back to 1974, but most from the past decade—has the inevitable repetitions and a rather scattershot feel, it still gives a nice sense of Lessing's character and commitments in vigorous old age."
Agreeable ephemera—book reviews, forewords to reissues, personal essays, etc.—illuminating the distinguished novelist's nonfictional preoccupations. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST DREAM by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2002

"Lessing's best in years. She remains, in vigorous old age, one of the world's essential writers."
The dream of a perfect society is the ironic center of Lessing's absorbing new novel: her 24th, published in her 82nd year. Read full book review >