Search Results: "Douglas Brunt"


BOOK REVIEW

TROPHY SON by Douglas Brunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A pro sports bildungsroman with the excitement of a Federer-Nadal match but none of its grace."
A tennis prodigy struggles with his overbearing father and what it truly means to win. Read full book review >

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THE MEANS by Douglas Brunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A Machiavellian political thriller that makes Heilemann and Halperin's nonfiction Game Change look sedate by comparison."
A reluctant politician learns that codes of honor never survive the vicious process of electing an American president. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF MANHATTAN by Douglas Brunt
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A smart shot at the absurdity of Wall Street and the long fall that brought us all down."
A bond trader living the high life at Bear Stearns starts to see the writing on the wall over the course of a single tumultuous winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACING ALI by Stephen Brunt
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Makes it clear that boxing sure could use an Ali today—or any day. (Photos)"
Canadian sportswriter Brunt fills in the background as boxers tell of their experiences in the ring with Muhammad Ali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2012

"There is much to admire in this novel. The subtle insight on sibling rivalry and the examination of love make for a poignant debut."
Brunt's first novel elegantly pictures the New York art world of the 1980s, suburban Westchester and the isolation of AIDS. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AS SNOW FALLS by Elle Klass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"Fans of quiet memoir and romance may appreciate this woman's benign, unhurried passage through life."
A view of snow falling across distant mountains and valleys frames this somewhat distant, fictional memoir of an elderly woman's ordinary life. Read full book review >

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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Glorious. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
Stunning mixed-media illustrations accompany a series of poems that celebrate the wonder and mystery of space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIG IS BIG by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Not Florian's best effort, but a good conversation-starter with a young child about comparative size. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"What's big?" asks a pleasant pink pig as he compares himself to cows, cars, trucks, streets, the neighborhood, the city, and the earth, and finally to the universe, which "makes everything seem small." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AUTO MECHANIC by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Adequate but slight. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
In Florian's ``How We Work'' series, a somewhat stronger entry than A Carpenter (p. 254). Read full book review >

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HOW TO DRAW A DRAGON by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This rhyming romp will no doubt spur multiple requests for rereading—and redrawing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florian's rhyming verse carries a group of children through drawing their own dragon, starting with the encouraging couplet, "Drawing dragons isn't hard. / Drag a dragon to your yard." Read full book review >

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BOW WOW MEOW MEOW by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"It's rhyming cats and dogs for sure, and the creative Florian poetic zoo continues to grow. (Poetry. 4-10)"
Florian continues his poetic exploration of the entire animal kingdom, last visited in lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (2001), with this seventh entry in his successful series, following the same distinctive format: a large, square size with each short poem facing a full-page illustration. Read full book review >