Search Results: "Eric Dezenhall"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"More an illumination of the challenge than a pat solution."
Dezenhall (The Devil Himself, 2011, etc.) counsels beleaguered corporations on how to deal with bullying citizens and their social media attacks. Read full book review >

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SPINNING DIXIE by Eric Dezenhall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Dezenhall (Turnpike Flameout, 2006, etc.) wryly suggests that even if beauty engulfs a man, a Jewish granny with showgirl legs and a yenta mentality knows best."
Who spins the spinmeister? Read full book review >

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TURNPIKE FLAMEOUT by Eric Dezenhall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"A couple of suspect plot twists, but the jabs are first-rate. And who could resist one gangster named Doo-Wop and another operating out of an ice cream truck?"
Pollster Jonah Eastman (Shakedown Beach, 2004, etc.) gets a job kissing a comeback king's backside. Read full book review >

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JACKIE DISASTER by Eric Dezenhall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2003

"Barbed and cruelly witty: Jackie Disaster is the best thing to come out of Atlantic City since saltwater taffy."
Jackie De Sesto, known ever since his boxing days as Jackie Disaster, has retired from the ring to run Allegation Services, an Atlantic City crisis-management firm, from rooms overlooking the gaming floor of the Golden Prospect Casino. Read full book review >

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MONEY WANDERS by Eric Dezenhall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Thoughtful, unpretentious, filled with laugh-out-loud funny scenes and delightfully realized characters. Place your bets on this winner."
Money may wander but attention never strays in this comic debut. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL HIMSELF by Eric Dezenhall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"With 'the fate of civilization rested upon a handful of weary sailors and patriotic crooks,' Dezenhall intrigues with well-imagined, little-known history."
Dezenhall's (Spinning Dixie, 2006, etc.) fifth novel takes a cast of characters from history— FDR, Walter Winchell, Meyer Lansky—sets the story during the bleak beginning of World War II, and adds a secret network of counter-spies who made their bones as gangsters. Read full book review >

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SHAKEDOWN BEACH by Eric Dezenhall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2004

"Dezenhall is the most mordantly funny writer not named Westlake, with an ear for the zinger, a lie detector that makes mincemeat of politicians and spinmeisters, and the ability to plot like Machiavelli."
A New Jersey election depends on which candidate put the body in the pine barrens and the graft in his pocket. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ERIC CARLE by Eric Carle
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"Throughout are photographs and reproductions of art; the book closes with more samples of Carle's work and an international bibliography of his published books. (Autobiography. 8+)"
An agreeable overview of Carle's life and work, a consideration of the genesis of his ideas, a look at how he fashions his collages, and admiring words from some of his colleagues. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >

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CATE AND ERIC by Ronnie Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A complex narrative that combines autumnal romance with conspiracy-fueled suspense."
In this multigenre novel, a middle-aged woman reconnects with high school friends, including a long-lost lover, as she stumbles onto a terrorist plot. Read full book review >