Search Results: "Jeanne Ray"


BOOK REVIEW

EAT CAKE by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2003

"And that's all, folks. A pleasant trifle but nothing more: the third from the author of Step-Ball-Change (2002) and Julie and Romeo (2000)."
Imagine you're inside a cake. . . . Read full book review >

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CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"Though the novel has a softer bite than the best satires (Fay Weldon's, for one), it offers a lot of witty charm."
In this slim comic treatise on the social status of middle-aged women, Clover Hobart disappears. Read full book review >

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RAY CHARLES by Michael Lydon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Ironically, Lydon notes that the autobiography has 'only one fully fleshed-out character: Brother Ray'; the same could be said for his own work. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A disappointingly superficial account of the life of one of popular music's elder statesmen. Read full book review >

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STEP BALL CHANGE by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2002

"A by-the-numbers family drama that won't fail to please softy readers."
Ray (Julie and Romeo, 2000) fashions another mild-tempered, predictable, yet nonetheless amusing romantic comedy about a sexagenarian narrator and her love-vexed grown kids. Read full book review >

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JULIE AND ROMEO by Jeanne Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Sure-handed and compelling, though it won't be nudging Shakespeare off the shelf anytime soon."
A clever, sexy, comic version of Shakespeare's love story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"The sad story, well and respectfully told, of an American original struggling with procrustean politics, timorous producers and personal demons."
A veteran biographer of film legends records the sad career arc of Nicholas Ray (1911-1979), the director of one of Hollywood's most iconic films, Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Read full book review >

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ARMADILLO RAY by John Beifuss
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"In his first book, Beifuss's text is somewhat wordy, but its point is simple and accessible, its protagonist endearing, and the vibrancy of the illustrations silences debate over minor details. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Readers will be drawn here first to newcomer Turley's paintings: oil pastels more dazzling than Mexican folk art that depict a stylized southwestern landscape. Read full book review >

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RAY HARRYHAUSEN by Ray Harryhausen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A must for special-effects aficionados and geeky fantasy addicts everywhere."
The king of stop-motion animation lays out his varied career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAY GUN by Dean Kuipers
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"The anthology offers a stunning gallery of cutting-edge design, but its highly experimental mix of images and text is likely to make it of interest only to designers and the already initiated."
This anthology drawn from the pages of Ray Gun, one of the most visually idiosyncratic and original music magazines now being published, demonstrates just how consistently inventive and challenging the design of the magazine is but doesn't make the ``new niche cool'' publication any easier to understand. Read full book review >

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PANDA RAY by Michael Kandel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"Stanislaw Lem."
Formidably weird fantasy about the process of growing up, from an author perhaps best known for his resplendent translations of Stanislaw Lem. Read full book review >

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RAY & JOAN by Lisa Napoli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A book characterized by deep research and a seamless weaving together of the details of different lives."
A dual biography of the man who made McDonald's ubiquitous and his third wife, who, after his death, spent the last two decades of her life becoming one of most generous philanthropists in American history. Read full book review >