Search Results: "Dwight Gooden"


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DOC by Dwight Gooden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"Better than your average memoir of rise, fall and redemption."
Pitching great Gooden tells the story of his spectacular baseball career and the loss of it all through a devastating cocaine addiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An honest, sincere, and affecting memoir."
Looking back late in his baseball career, a one-time dominant phenom tells of his life at both the center and fringes of the game. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN SUIT by Dwight Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"An unremarkable debut from a nonetheless talented author."
Linked short stories about a young writer drifting aimlessly through the last 20 years. Read full book review >

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MASK OF NIGHT by Philip Gooden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"Lots of interesting detail about playing and plague, but the lunatic serial killer subplot doesn't quite mesh with the more rational history."
Nick Revill (Alms for Oblivion, 2003, etc.), watching as the plague ravages London, discovers that the fear and ignorance surrounding King Pest may be as deadly as the disease itself. Read full book review >

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THE DURHAM DECEPTION by Philip Gooden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Interesting depictions of magic shows and seances consistently upstage generic characters with weak motives."
The Victorian fascination with spiritualism leads to murder in this second adventure for a newlywed couple (The Salisbury Manuscript, 2008). Read full book review >

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TADPOLES by Elaine Pascoe
by Elaine Pascoe, photographed by Dwight Kuhn
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, an especially handsome cover will attract young readers. (glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The draw for readers may be information on how to catch, raise, and observe tadpoles from egg to adult, but this solid entry in the Nature Close-Up series also discusses the classification of amphibians, frog families, frog anatomy, life cycle, and endangered status. Read full book review >

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THE PALE COMPANION by Philip Gooden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"As in previous adventures (The Death of Kings, not reviewed, etc.), a pretentious stream of allusions, puns, and literary sallies provides endless in-jokes for the enlightened while muffling Nick's otherwise pleasant chatter for everybody else."
In the summer of 1601, Nick Revill leaves his beloved London for the country, where his acting company will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at Instede House as part of the nuptial festivities for Lord Elcombe's son. Read full book review >

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BRING EVERYBODY by Dwight Yates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Yates is a wise stylist who knows exactly where he wants to go, but you'll want to shake the stiffness out of most of these stories."
In this debut collection, Yates explores, in precise prose, domestic life at its most intimate Read full book review >

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ROTTEN PUMPKIN by David M. Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An ecology lesson, an inspiration for readers' theater—or a compelling read all on its own. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Carving a pumpkin for Halloween is a beloved tradition, but all too soon, that gourd falls prey to a host of scary, gross and unbelievably fascinating creatures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Skilled history from which interested readers and policy makers can learn much. (For a firsthand account of life in Appalachian Kentucky, see Linda Scott DeRosier, Creeker.)"
With rural poverty remaining a persistent problem in the US, sociologists Billings (Univ. of Kentucky; Planters and the Making of a "New South," not reviewed) and Blee (Univ. of Pittsburgh; Women of the Klan, not reviewed) offer an ambitious history of an Appalachian county in order to understand "how places grow poor." Read full book review >