Search Results: "Elyse Cheney"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Worth staying up for."
Some fine work here, mostly new, utilizing sleeplessness as a theme or starting point and comprising, the editors note, ``a catalog of experiences and a way of understanding a massive cultural phenomenon.'' While labeling insomnia a ``cultural phenomenon'' may overstate the case, literary agent Cheney and book editor Hubbert do have a point when they claim that the malady ``is so widespread among writers that it seems almost a prerequisite.'' They cite the well-known insomnia of such figures as Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabokov, and the Brontâs, although none of them are represented in this collection of essays and stories. F. Scott Fitzgerald's ``Sleeping and Waking'' (from The Crack-Up), one of the few older pieces, is as powerful now as it was in the 1930s. Read full book review >

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IN MY TIME by Dick Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The underlying point of the book is that Bush/Cheney were right in invading Iraq and waterboarding prisoners. Let the reader be the judge—until, that is, history decides on the matter."
George W. Bush's vice president speaks—sort of. Read full book review >

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DIVINE INTERVENTION by Elyse Kishimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A bit cumbersome and poorly paced; here's hoping for better from Volume 2. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Unexpected membership in an exclusive club leads to big adventures. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU WAVE BYE BYE, BABY? by Elyse Gasco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Overwrought and somewhat monomaniacal in its subject-matter: a collection that buries genuinely moving and dramatic situations with suffocatingly apocalyptic prose and deadeningly repetitious scenarios."
A debut collection of seven stories about the domestic confusions of young women who have been adopted or are thinking of giving up their own children for adoption. Read full book review >

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WAKING BEAUTY by Elyse Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2004

"Fiercely funny, with a slice-and-dice take on image-obsessed popular culture: a standout in the crowded chick-lit field."
Forget compassion: this ugly duckling gets even in Canadian Friedman's US debut. Read full book review >

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THE CHINA YEAR by Emily Cheney Neville
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Except for the atmosphere, a miss. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A Newbery winner's disappointing latest, set in pre- Tienanmen Square China. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Seven pseudonymous first-person accounts from young adults of varied backgrounds (impersonated by models in the b&w photos), each followed by questions and answers pertaining to the drug discussed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Looking for a riveting reunited twin tale? Stick with The Parent Trap."
Intriguing but clunky account of twins who found each other in midlife. Read full book review >

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BURNING WATER by Tod Cheney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A compelling, spare story that portrays its ugly, oil-disaster future as crude in more ways than one."
In a world ravaged by cataclysmic oil blowouts, a vagrant survivor witnesses the cruelties of a degraded civilization in Cheney's (So I Can See the Trees, 2013) dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"A fascinating report filled with remarkable details, but definitely not for the squeamish."
Investigative journalist Cheney exposes the gruesome workings of a covert business that has grown up to supply the medical world's increasing demand for human body parts. Read full book review >