Search Results: "Douglas Little"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, Little has a lively imagination; after playing so fast and loose with nonfiction, it will be interesting to see what he comes up with next. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The subtitle clarifies Little's approach in his first book: ``And More Little-Known Facts and a Few Fibs About Other Animals.'' Both droll and silly, it will need some book-talking to find an audience. 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

WILLOW AND TWIG by Jean Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Emotionally absorbing, with a somewhat convenient ending, but satisfying all the same. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A sad and unfortunate situation of child abandonment and abuse is turned around in a consuming story that offers realism, hope, and psychological fortitude. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The stages of addiction have seldom been so vividly drawn. (Film rights to Miramax; author tour)"
A gutsy, fresh, and fierce drug novel, something like walking over broken glass barefoot, by first-novelist and former addict Little. Read full book review >

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GOOD HAIR by Benilde Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 1996

"Little's thematic reach exceeds her literary grasp by a mile, and her novel—part personal journalism, part sociological tract, part shopping guide for the socially mobile—intrigues but doesn't fulfill."
Former Essence magazine arts-and-entertainment editor Little offers an uneven first novel about a contemporary African-American relationship set among elite black professional circles in New York. Read full book review >

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STEEL TOES by Eddie Little
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2001

"You shouldn't like this stuff, but it's such a rush."
A young life of spectacular crime and drugs nearly leads to a life of writing—but merciful fate and powerful addictions intervene. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Little
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"This is breezy reading: nothing too deep or disturbing, and stronger on style than plot."
Agatha Christie meets Kim Kardashian in this sharp-edged, tart-tongued, escapist thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An entertaining and enlightening book from a brainy, foul-mouthed and very funny tour guide."
A multiethnic cross-country trip with a smart and saucy pedant at the wheel. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Kimberley Griffiths Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The setup for a sequel doesn't entice. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
A Mesopotamian girl seeks love in the 18th century B.C. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME by Kimberley Griffiths Little
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Inconsistent voice and implausibility aside, middle-grade readers should respond to this perplexing puzzle and its resourceful heroine. (Mystery. 8-12)"
The day following her grandmother's funeral, butterflies begin visiting grieving 12-year-old Tara, who's swept into a bizarre mystery involving her grandmother, butterflies and a small Pacific island. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 8, 1999

"Little has composed a fine coming-of-age story; she enhances it with a lot of insight into a vanishing way of life and the need to preserve it. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An Anglo-Indian boy finds a measure of peace in the landscape of his deceased mother's childhood, and begins to understand the source of his compulsion to run. Read full book review >

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BANISHED by Kimberley Griffiths Little
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Readers won't learn history from this anachronistic and sometimes-inconsistent adventure, but they might enjoy some angst-ridden passionate yearning. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A Bronze Age desert adventure continues in this second trilogy entry, spicing its inspirational romance with the sybaritic wickedness of pagan sex worshippers. Read full book review >