Search Results: "Guy Ambrosino"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A good cookbook to gather a hungry crowd and leave them happily satiated."
Caponigri shares her family's tradition of Sunday dinners. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC OF SUMMER by Rosa Guy
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Significantly, Sarah is reading Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970), a more trenchant exploration of the same theme. (Fiction. YA)"
The politics of skin color in the black community: Brilliant Sarah, one year into Juilliard, is trying to mend her long friendship with blue-eyed Cathy; but Cathy, now involved with a group of lighter-skinned friends and jealous of Sarah's talents, adamantly rejects her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"If you strip away the four-letter words, this is a routine self-help book: a useful insight or two amid much jargon-ridden psychologizing that often leaves subtleties unaddressed."
An intelligent but awkward little book arguing that the more outrÇ sexual needs and fantasies of gay men should be indulged rather than suppressed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"These are the recent explorations of an omnivorous, ideal reader, road maps for the rest of us."
In his 28th book, Davenport the humanist (he is also a novelist, poet, translator, and critic) draws on his knowledge of antiquity and modernism, and many points in between, to travel crablike among the various arts in a consciously miscellaneous essay collection, his third (after Geography of the Imagination, 1981, and Every Force Evolves a Form, 1987). Read full book review >

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THE CARDIFF TEAM by Guy Davenport
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

Readers familiar with Davenport's cerebral fictions (A Table of Green Fields, 1993, etc.) will find more of the same in his latest collection: a handful of Poundian collages that burst with intellect, and then some tiresome studies in higher pederasty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"Uneven testosterone-fueled entertainment."
The spirited account of how a Scottish newspaper sales executive built and lived in a log cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. Read full book review >

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THE ENGLISHMAN'S BOY by Guy Vanderhaeghe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Two good half-novels here, but they don't come together as a whole. (Author tour)"
An ambitious novel, set along the US-Canadian border and in Hollywood, that won for its author (Homesick, 1990, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF HENRY VIII by John Guy
Released: July 1, 2013

"Great for fans of Henry and especially Elizabeth."
Guy (Thomas Becket, 2012, etc.) exhibits his flair for narrative and historian's credentials in this detailed account of Henry VIII's four children. Read full book review >

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SHARKBAIT by Guy Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2017

"Heavy on the technical details but rich with vividly recalled episodes of aerial warfare."
A thorough memoir of a flight surgeon's adrenaline-filled experiences in the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A tour de force for military historians and WWII buffs, and a lesson on the leadership skills required to effectively conceive and coordinate a mission."
A comprehensive history of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, from an officer of that famed unit. Read full book review >

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ICEFALL by Guy Hallowes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A riveting story with a marvelous protagonist, but perhaps a few too many secondary characters."
Australians try to establish and maintain a settlement in anticipation of an Antarctic catastrophe in Hallowes' (Rough Diamonds, 2012, etc.) dystopian thriller. Read full book review >