Search Results: "Dwayne A. Day"


BOOK REVIEW

A GREY MOON OVER CHINA by Thomas A. Day
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Inventive, disturbing, intriguingly populated and utterly fascinating: an altogether remarkable debut."
Uncompromising dramatization of the futility of violence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A story of a little known American achievement that played an essential role in containing hostilities during the Cold War. (63 b&w photos, 13 line illustrations, not seen)"
A history of the top secret CORONA spy satellite missions (not officially revealed until 1992), believed by many experts to be the most important modern development in intelligence gathering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON A MEDIEVAL DAY by Rona Arato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Still, each story is supplemented by a map and a spread of background facts, and overall the collection may pique readers' interest in finding out more about some of these realms and eras. (Informational fiction. 9-11)"
Prefaced by a full-page close-up portrait, each of Arato's nine short tales describes a watershed day in the life of a young person in a different part of the world and a time between the eighth and 14th centuries. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Overall, the stories are engaging and inspiring, from the tribulations that came upon Emancipation to the strange new world opened to Chinese workers recruited for the Transcontinental Railroad to the pure brilliance of a school for the blind. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Brief fictional sketches walk readers through 150 years of American history. Read full book review >

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A DAY, A NIGHT, ANOTHER DAY, SUMMER by Christine Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2005

"Unparalleled etchings of loss and foreboding."
Eleven new stories from stylist Schutt attain a haunting beauty in elegiac moments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S A SEASHELL DAY by Dianne Ochiltree
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cute, curly-headed boy and his young mother, both Caucasian, head to the beach for a day of collecting seashells. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT DAY by Carin Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"With no story to follow, readers are not likely to ask for rereadings, however masterful the images. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A charmingly illustrated catalog of things to do in the snow, Berger's latest nonetheless lacks a narrative to hold it together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Aside from the too-anxious-to-eat valorization, fresh as a daisy and sharp as a tack. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Biting wit makes this quest for suburban normalcy in the face of depression and anxiety both laugh-out-loud funny and immensely intelligent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOREVER WAS A DAY by E.D. Arrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2007

"An inspirational novel that meanders but manages to stay the course."
A gifted young African-American woman struggles to make sense of her new surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SEA-WISHING DAY by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Denton's gouache illustrations are similarly pitch-perfect, fun and funny without descending into camp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative boy and his dog Skipper take an impromptu voyage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A DAY by Lisa Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A bewildering array of detail offers little to satisfy stylistically."
Tucker's far-fetched, heavily calibrated third novel, after Shout Down the Moon (2004), imagines the splintering effects of trauma on characters destined to meet between Hollywood, N.M. and St. Louis. Read full book review >