Search Results: "J.D. Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

GENTLEMAN CAPTAIN by J.D. Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2010

"A delightful tale."
A sprightly fictionalized account of the fatal cleft in loyalties among seamen following Charles II's restoration in 1660. 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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J.D. SALINGER by Thomas Beller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A light and halfhearted treatment. Turn to David Shields and Shane Salerno's Salinger (2013) instead."
An attempt to come to terms with J.D. Salinger's life (1919-2010) and legacy. Read full book review >

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THE MOUNTAIN OF GOLD by J.D. Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"A naval adventure that goes well beyond the usual outlines of the genre to paint a lively portrait of England in the 1600s."
Matthew Quinton, the appealing title hero of Davies' Gentleman Captain (2010), returns in this 17th-century seafaring saga on a royal assignment to find a long-rumored mountain of gold in North Africa. Read full book review >

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J.D.'s Scratch Match by Mark Gabriele
Released: Sept. 2, 2012

"Sweet, warm, friendly, unique and utterly readable."
Some problems aren't what you think they are, as this quietly humorous picture book illustrates. 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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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 >

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Released: April 1, 1978

"A bedside book, perhaps, but only for those fully prepared to doze off and dream not at all."
After-dinner speeches, commencement-day speeches, some humor, and a few lectures by the Canadian novelist-playwright-scholar. Read full book review >

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CROWN OF THREE by J.D. Blackthorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A promising story that fails to deliver. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Three new stars in the sky foretell triplets who will overthrow the evil King Brutan, end strife in Toronia, and rule together in peace. Read full book review >

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DELUSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The detection is uninspired and a bit of a slog. As so often in this bestselling series, the high point is the police interrogation of the perp—this time by a corps of five strong women who unite to bamboozle him in a most satisfying way."
The latest quarry of Lt. Eve Dallas is the homegrown terrorist who masterminded a pair of unfathomable attacks that left 127 citizens dead. Read full book review >

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SAFE AND SOUND by J.D. Rhoades
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2007

"Nothing new, but the slam-bang action is unrelenting, and that sound you hear is the rustle of pages turning."
Bounty hunter Jack Keller (Good Day in Hell, 2006, etc.) returns to hunt a murderer who's also hunting him. Read full book review >