Search Results: "Geoffrey Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"A fundamentally dull book, likely of more interest to Palin publicists than to serious readers."
Metro Newspapers senior correspondent and Huffington Post contributor Dunn adds to the growing shelf of Sarah Palin books. Read full book review >

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OH DEAR, GEOFFREY! by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Oh yes, Geoffrey! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a clumsy giraffe make friends? Read full book review >

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AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >

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PATRICK AT THE CIRCUS by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Numerous vignettes per page, word balloons as well as text, rapid-fire shifts in mood and tone, and an uncomfortable combination of Katzenjammer brusqueness with treacly settings give this title a bad case of multiple and conflicting personalities. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overly busy title featuring the return of Patrick Brown, the fuzzy little bear, and his family, suffers from a lack of focus as it crams too many subplots into a rather insipid story about going to the circus. Read full book review >

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A POOR EXCUSE FOR A DRAGON by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Freed captives become new friends, teaching this fellow that there are many different kinds of dragons. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Fred learns how to be true to himself and still be a dragon. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WINO by Dan Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A book that could have been an eye-opener, but the miles become wearisome. Better off staying home with a nice bottle of wine."
The self-proclaimed booze journalist chronicles his 15,000-mile cross-country journey in search of wine knowledge. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO TOUCHED HIS OWN HEART by Rob Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Credit Dunn with a valuable text that offers something for everyone—patients, practitioners, medical students, historians and policymakers."
The heart was a black box up until a century ago, writes Dunn (Ecology and Evolution/North Carolina State Univ.; The Wild Life on Our Bodies, 2011, etc.). His well-researched text chronicles how the box was opened.Read full book review >

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REBELS BY ACCIDENT by Patricia Dunn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"This novel may mean well, but it fails to find a balance between romance and the reality of regime change. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
An American teen visiting her Egyptian grandmother in Cairo witnesses the beginnings of the Arab Spring movement. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ADAPTING by Cassandra Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A neatly wrapped, happily-ever-after tale of a broken family that survives and thrives."
Dunn's debut novel treats readers to a family in transition—in other words, a taste of real life, plain and simple. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODY TOWER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another fan-pleaser in Dunn's long-running period series (Gunpowder Plot, 2006, etc.)."
The blood-soaked Tower of London claims still another victim. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"In other words, a second revolution instead of civil war. A well-made, always interesting study in the complex politics of the early Republic."
A ripping tale of political intrigue, slander, mayhem, mudslinging, and powdered wigs. Read full book review >