Search Results: "Fay Robinson"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WHAT NATURE by Steve Fay
Released: June 1, 1998

"Fay locates the self both in nature and in his larger historical narrative—his verse speaks plainly and compellingly."
paper 0-8101-5079-4 Elegiac in tone and modest in ambition, this first book by a midwestern poet adds a touch of magic realism to narratives about a lost agricultural world, with deliberate echoes of his prairie-poet ancestors, Sandburg, Masters, and Vachel Lindsay. —Extending [his] lines,— like the Indian fishermen he depicts, Fay mulls over scenes from the past: a faded photo of a girl holding a record-sized catfish caught in the Spoon River; a painting of Indians spearfishing in Virginia; and the remains found at a building site in Peoria. Read full book review >

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LEADER OF THE BAND by Fay Weldon
Released: June 19, 1989

This cheeky little novel reads like a postcard from Weldon gone on holiday, frolicking with fiction, dashing off diatribes on everything from cosmology to sex. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN BEHIND YOU by Julie Fay
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Trite idioms and imagery (—dressed to beat the band,— —a rush of silent violins,— etc.) further detract from poems already inattentive to sound and form."
paper 0-8229-5682-9 The second book by an East Carolina Univ. professor (Portraits of Women, 1991) continues in the monotones of her last and embodies the same tough-talking feminist point of view. Read full book review >