Search Results: "Erin Dionne"


BOOK REVIEW

OLLIE AND THE SCIENCE OF TREASURE HUNTING by Erin Dionne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2014

"A well-choreographed romp starring an engaging protagonist who richly deserves his turn in the spotlight. (Thriller. 10-15)"
Former sidekick Ollie, whose legendary geocaching skills helped Moxie locate some stolen paintings in Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking (2013), takes center stage in this (literally) breathless thriller set in a Wilderness Scout camp on the Boston Harbor islands. Read full book review >

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MOXIE AND THE ART OF RULE BREAKING by Erin Dionne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"The caper should appeal to readers looking for a lot of action, a few puzzles and not a lot of depth. (Thriller. 10-15)"
This fast-paced, National Treasure-style mystery puts an imaginative spin on the real story behind the infamous theft of several masterpieces from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. Read full book review >

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THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED HAMLET by Erin Dionne
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

Eighth grader Hamlet (named by her Shakespeare-crazed, professorial parents) has even more than a ghastly name to deal with in the complicated script of her life. Read full book review >

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MODELS DON’T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES by Erin Dionne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Although it's slow to gain traction and a bit too explicit in terms of life lessons learned, readers will warm to Celeste as she becomes a competitor in the Miss HuskyPeach contest, to say nothing of life itself. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Fat girl, entered into a plus-size beauty contest by her interfering aunt, decides to lose weight so that she'll be too thin to compete in an event she considers to be more than mortifying. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM AN ACCIDENTAL BAND GEEK by Erin Dionne
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Marching-band kids everywhere will enjoy this believable celebration of a life-changing, musical rite of passage. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
Can a serious French horn player ever find happiness in marching band? Read full book review >

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WHY AMERICANS HATE POLITICS by E.J. Dionne
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 1991

Here, Washington Post reporter Dionne describes how strident ideologuesof both the liberal left and the conservative rightshave polarized politics and crowded out serious debate and reasonable compromise about fundamental problems. Read full book review >

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THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER by Karen Dionne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Dionne tries to strike a balance between psychological thriller and coming-of-age tale, but the end result feels more like an unsettling walk down Memory Lane."
The daughter of an escaped convict tracks her father through the wilderness while reflecting upon her childhood as his prisoner. Read full book review >

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IN ANOTHER PLACE, NOT HERE by Dionne Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Luminous prose and some on-target insights into the immigrant experience, but the polemic and the passion seem more contrived, however artfully addressed, than fresh and persuasive."
A first novel from Trinidadian-born Brand, now living in Canada, that's more prose poem than conventional fiction, unevenly evoking the relationship of two Caribbean women caught up in a revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2004

"Balm for those who long to see a revivified—and not-quite-so-spiteful—opposition and a return to Kennedy-era liberalism."
Does public life recapitulate grade school? To judge by the pitched and petulant fights on the playground of politics, you'd think so. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"The author's extensive knowledge of Washington allows him to ably illustrate our remarkable political history, and he renews our hope that cooler heads can prevail with a renewed balance of individual rights and the needs of the community."
The days of political camaraderie are over, writes Washington Post columnist Dionne (Foundations of Democracy and Culture/Georgetown Univ.; Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right, 2008, etc.), who nonetheless offers some possible correctives to the current poisonous political climate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"If the Republican Revolution does indeed stall, Dionne's convincing and acute analysis will have predicted it. (Author tour)"
Washington Post columnist Dionne (Why Americans Hate Politics, 1991) turns his attention to the so-called Republican realignment of the 1994 elections and reaches a surprising conclusion. ``The new radicalism in American politics means that the debate in 1996 and beyond is not simply a contest between political parties,'' Dionne writes, ``It is a confrontation between fundamentally different approaches to economic turbulence, moral uncertainty and international disorder.'' Dionne argues convincingly that there is actually ample precedent for the upheavals affecting the American political scene today; he draws striking parallels with the last third of the 19th century and the rise of the Progressive movement. Read full book review >

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AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON by Dionne Brand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Alice Walker with a Caribbean flavor and believable men: a sort of dream of history."
A poetic, loosely plotted tale beginning with an 1824 slave revolt in Trinidad. Read full book review >