Search Results: "Humphrey Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

SWEET HUMPHREY by Peter Turnbull
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Charles Manson goes British in this unnerving study of evil, another winner for Turnbull (Chill Factor, 2005, etc.)."
A multiple murderer is incarcerated in Kempton Hospital, a secure mental facility. Is he insane or evil? Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But Davies's many fans will find themselves well sated by the portraiture, the detail, and the richness shared here. (32 pages b&w photos)"
An amiable, discursive ramble through the several lives of Canada's octogenarian novelist. ``Sometimes I quake and grow pale, for it looks as if the Twilight Years, when I ought to be growing roses and sucking my dentures in peace, are going to be passed in back-breaking toil,'' once quipped the then 64-year-old author. Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY & RALPH by Katharine Andres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Amusing and well told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A funny, beautifully written book by the award-winning author of Fish Story (1993). Read full book review >

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BROKEN MIRRORS by Elias Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"A lyrical, antic, sometimes-plodding embodiment of the complications of self and nationhood."
A man returns to his native Lebanon—and a long history of personal and cultural turmoil—in this panoramic novel. Read full book review >

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I WAS BORN THERE, I WAS BORN HERE by Mourid Barghouti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"A moving picture of one man's personal grief and undying anger."
The emotionally powerful memoir of an exiled Palestinian poet. Read full book review >

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GATE OF THE SUN by Elias Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Well received internationally—not least in Israel—Khoury's novel reports events little known outside Palestine, woven into an elaborate but effective structure."
Absorbing epic of the Palestinian people. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Readers will find that seeing the world from Humphrey's standpoint is mighty satisfying. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey is back in Room 26 after winter vacation. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"In his characteristically upbeat way, Humphrey offers wise tidbits on tackling life's inevitable troubles. (Fiction. 7-12)"
The tiny hamster with a big heart is back. Read full book review >

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THE HUMPHREY BOGART MURDER CASE by George Baxt
Released: April 25, 1995

"The Maltese Falcon with additional dialogue by Robin Leach."
Humphrey Bogart, on the brink of stardom as soon as The Maltese Falcon can be produced and released, tangles with homicidal burglars in pursuit of a Falconesque prize: a horn of plenty brought to Europe by Marco Polo when the Templars were still in training pants—and allegedly deposited with the Bogarts by the seafaring father of Bogie's third wife, battling Mayo Methot. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1990

"A grab bag, but a good one, suitable for browsing while waiting for Davies' next novel."
The slightly revised (and first American) edition of the 1979 Canadian collection of journalistic essays, reviews, columns, and character profiles from the esteemed novelist (The Lyre of Orpheus, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty G. Birney
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The pet-care tips punctuating each chapter would benefit any youngster thinking about getting a hamster, but for everyone else, this read is simply good-good-good. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Humphrey's world consists of Room 26, an elementary classroom, and the children's homes he visits on weekends. Read full book review >

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MR. DAVIES AND THE BABY by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Readers will want to take Mr. D. for a walk anytime; Voake would be wise to unleash him again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Davies, a spry little terrier, decides to go along with his neighbor, a young mother, when she takes her baby for a stroll. Read full book review >