Search Results: "Dorothea Benton Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

FOLLY BEACH by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"This novel about dramatists, although lightened by some witty down-home repartee, displays little aptitude for scene-craft."
A widow returns to her childhood haven, Folly Beach, S.C., where she is captivated by new love and a literary mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORCH LIGHTS by Dorothea Benton Frank
Released: June 12, 2012

"Happy families are all alike, which is why, even on the beach, they can be a bore."
Frank's latest is her usual warmhearted look at grief, healing and South Carolina coastal life. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"Scattered, but warming female-empowerment tale with a side order of southern magic."
In Frank's chatty latest (after Isle of Palms, 2003, etc.), a high-strung New York divorcée at loose ends changes her life for the better after getting in touch with her South Carolina roots. Read full book review >

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ISLE OF PALMS by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2003

"Good-natured, just-us-girls babblefest."
Hardcover debut about a hairdresser who hears more juicy confessions than a priest. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER by Dorothy Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2010

"Family complications and Southern charm bolster a proven formula."
More folksy love, marriage and magic in Frank's (Return to Sullivan's Island, 2010, etc.) winning book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DID ALL THE DINOS GO? by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Despite the title, not a fact-based book but rather one catering to toddlers whose favorite T-shirts sport cheery, cartoon dinos. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board-book version of a hide-and-seek game is set in a fantasy world where dinosaurs live among us. Read full book review >

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LET'S DO A THING! by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Benton's wacky, off-the-wall humor may not appeal to more staid readers, but for the right audience, this will be an enticing offering. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Victor Shmud, a white child with a toy duck—or is that a chicken, as Victor seem to think?—embarks on an irreverent and ever so strange space adventure. Read full book review >

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VIRGINS AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES by Dorothea Straus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Better only to nibble at the early recollections—and then feast on the literary reminiscences: They really make the book."
Wispy memoirs of growing up in the cultivated German-Jewish milieu of N.Y.C., which take on more heft as Straus—widow of the late publisher Robert Straus—recalls with verve writers like Lillian Hellman and Jerzy Kosinski. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Buss From Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen
Released: April 22, 2016

"A winning historical tale that may appeal to young fans of the musical Hamilton."
In Jensen's (Frizzy, the S.A.D. Elf, 2014, etc.) middle-grade novel, a young girl in New Hampshire meets the titular, illustrious French hero of the American Revolution during his commemorative trip through America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't anything like a blatant grab for Captain Underpants fans, oh no. (Fiction. 7-9)"
An anything-but-subtle tale about learning to get along with others, infused with bathroom humor and featuring a pint-sized Morticia Addams as main character. Read full book review >