Search Results: "Jana Dillon"


BOOK REVIEW

SASHA’S MATRIOSHKA DOLLS by Jana Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2003

"A delightful tale destined to delight readers and collectors of the charming carvings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Nesting dolls have a rich history, in Russia, dating from the 19th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More developed and less torrid than standard teen paranormal fare, which is a nice change. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's 2018, and 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne just wants to fight demons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An NBC miniseries based on the book will air in November. (Photos—eight pp. b&w—not seen.)"
A less-than-compelling reinvestigation of a 1932 Arizona crime in which two bodies were dismembered, stuffed into luggage, and taken by rail out of state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERSION OF LOVE by Millicent Dillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Very cerebral and rather obvious."
From novelist (Harry Gold, 2000) and biographer Dillon (Paul Bowles, et al.): a spare psychoanalytical tale constructed much like a "serious art film," with ambiguous scenes and loaded dialogue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"A notably depressing read that exposes the horror of Northern Ireland's history. (21 b&w photos)"
A chilling, stomach-turning study of Northern Ireland's infamous Shankill Butchers, a Loyalist gang of murderers who preyed on Belfast's Catholic population. Read full book review >

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THE DANCE OF THE MOTHERS by Millicent Dillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1991

"But it does produce a cumulative wail of grief arising from the rigors and limitations of simply being a woman."
A poetic hieroglyph from the author of other such unusual works—including last year's After Egypt, an impressionistic biography of Mary Cassatt and Isadora Duncan. Read full book review >

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FORETOLD by Jana Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"This tale of Hell, hotties and high school should please already-confirmed fans. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Teenage demon trapper Riley Blackthorne just wants to capture demons, regain her soul and go to her high school prom in this overfilled finale. Read full book review >

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One Prince, Two Kingdoms by Jana Grissom
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A well-executed rendition of familiar fantasy."
Grissom, in her YA debut, tells the story of a boy who must choose between two warring spirit kingdoms, one of darkness, one of light. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Animal lovers will enjoy the sharp scrutiny of the horse's behavior but may wish for greater authorial introspection."
A romantic exploration of horse ownership. Read full book review >