Search Results: "Elahe Talieh Dayton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE THAT WAR MINISTER BUILT by Andrew Imbrie  Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"If you can't afford a plane ticket to Tehran, visit the Daytons' House.
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A compelling family saga that spans nearly a century and paints a loving, true-to-life portrait of a nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

In the West, ``hope and opportunity often existed side by side with disappointment and hardship.'' This volume, along with companion books, People of the West and The Gold Rush, are intended to coordinate with public television's upcoming series, ``The West,'' but work just as well as stand-alone overviews of a complex subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Sharply observed, literate travel writing that drives home just how big—and big-souled—this country really is. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs, one map—not seen)"
Duncan's Out West (1987), which retraced the route of Lewis and Clark, took the author to some remote locales—but to nothing like the outposts of civilization that he reports on in this solid, well-informed survey of the 132 counties in the American West that have population densities of fewer than two people per square mile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISRUPTOR by Arwen Elys Dayton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Just as plodding as the first two volumes. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
The Seeker trilogy concludes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"A charming if terse summary of the journey; readers wanting a detailed history should look elsewhere. (First printing of 100,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Duncan's second book on the Lewis and Clark expedition (Out West, 1987) is the companion volume to the newest documentary by Burns, scheduled to air on public television stations in early November. Read full book review >

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SEEKER by Arwen Elys Dayton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Ellipsis-laden dialogue makes even death-defying, CGI-ready adventures drag. (Science fantasy. 14-16)"
Three teens are tricked into using their phenomenal cosmic powers for immoral purposes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONSIDER LILY by Anne Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Any reader who takes her faith seriously will be unimpressed by Lily's smug, shallow brand of Christianity."
The authors of Emily Ever After (2005) return with more Christian chick lit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY EVER AFTER by Anne Dayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2005

"Christian readers hungry for chick-lit may appreciate the effort, but it's hard to imagine anyone else enjoying this generally irritating entry."
Chick-lit gets inspirational. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART-SIDE UP by Barbara Dimmick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Matters of the heart, spirit, and life on the land converge nicely here, but all the vitality in the story belongs to Zoe (and her dog), while the other characters just pass through like so many wisps of cloud."
A tightly focused and lightly peopled study, Dimmick's second (after In the Presence of Horses, 1998) makes good use of a hardscrabble rural setting as a young woman fleeing trauma attack goes in search of the only man she ever loved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOODWATERS AND FLAMES by Lois Miner Huey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Ample black-and-white photos, document reproductions, and maps as well as fine aftermatter make this a good addition to historical collections anywhere. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
The story of the great flood of 1913, forgotten by many, from the residents of the city it hit hardest. Read full book review >