Search Results: "Fay Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

FAUCET FISH by Fay Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: June 2, 2005

"Anderson's soft, delicate Peter Sís-like illustrations serve up plenty of fishy fun and their lovely subtleties provide an interesting complement to this utterly over-the-top story of guppy love. (Picture book. 5-8)"
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NATHANIEL WILLY, SCARED SILLY by Judith Mathews
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"No source given. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-7)"
Nathaniel Willy is silly to be scared by a creaking door, but Gramma's sillier yet: each time she closes the door with a ``terrible squeak'' after kissing him good-night, he calls her back without saying why he's so frightened; and she tries to comfort him by bringing him yet another animal—cat, dog, pig, cow—until the bed breaks under the load. Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS BIRDS WHEN DOGS CAN FLY? by Fay Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

A dog's day from a dog's own perspective is the unifying theme of this collection of 13 mostly non-rhyming poems by Robinson (Halloween, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2002

"Heresy to some, Vincent's parting words are apt: 'Baseball is an entertainment, an escape. It is moving and dramatic, and for millions of us, it's an important part of our lives. But it is not life itself.'"
Diverting tales from the big league—gifted with a low-key crackle—courtesy of baseball's ultimate inside angle, by former (1989-92) Commissioner Vincent. Read full book review >

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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Weldon's clever comparisons of yesterday's mores to today's spice up this bubbling feminist brew, offering a study of the costs and consequences of the idealistic life that is sharp, funny, and all too true."
Four angry young 1970s women form a feminist publishing house in London only to find their own ambition no less virulent than men's—in Weldon's (Wicked Women, 1997, etc.) wry and witty examination of where feminism went wrong and, occasionally, right. Read full book review >

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POLARIS And Other Stories by Fay Weldon
Released: Aug. 1, 1985

In a sense, this is an extremely representative collection by British feminist/cynic Weldon (see above), for it shows her at her hauntingly subtle best, and sledgehammer worst. Read full book review >

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THE OVERLOOKER by Fay Sampson
Released: April 1, 2013

"Suzie, who usually stars in Sampson's Genealogical Mystery series (Father Unknown, 2011, etc.), yields the limelight to Nick in this weak mystery whose main selling point is its information about Lancashire history."
A father's newfound interest in genealogy poses a danger to his family. Read full book review >

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THE BULGARI CONNECTION by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Weldon's not exactly challenging herself here, but she's still one of the sharpest, most entertaining novelists around."
A characteristic blend of social and sexual satire from Weldon (Rhode Island Blues, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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RHODE ISLAND BLUES by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

Our preeminent fictional chronicler of the war between men and women takes a break to report on the state of battles between continents, generations, past and present. Read full book review >

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DARCY'S UTOPIA by Fay Weldon
Released: March 1, 1991

Another act of literary terrorism from British satirist and live-wire Weldon (The Cloning of Joanna May, 1989, etc.), only this time far more wide-ranging and rabidly polemic than even before. Read full book review >

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MANTRAPPED by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"So lazy and off-the-cuff that one wonders if the author even bothered to reread her first draft."
Though billed as a novel, this very slight tale of a man and woman who switch souls on a stairway cedes about half its pages to an acerbic continuation of Weldon's recent memoir, Auto da Fay (2003). Read full book review >

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A HARD TIME TO BE A FATHER by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Some unevenness, but always bracing and full of zest."
Nineteen new stories from Weldon (Wicked Women, etc.) that, even when fragmentary, sizzle with intellectual energy and acerbic wit. Read full book review >