Search Results: "Joan Dunning"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"A beautiful addition to larger bird or Pacific Coast collections. (sources, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A marbled murrelet chick's early life is surprising. Read full book review >

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MURDERER'S MARKET by Joan Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"An engaging detective gets support from neither other characters nor the plot in this laborious outing."
In Dunning's debut novel, a woman's suspicious death in a Kentish country home brings together an assemblage of London and local police with the residents of the subdivided house. Read full book review >

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LEAVING HOME by Sneed B. Collard III
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

Playing on the theme of animals leaving parents or birthplace, Collard (Butterfly Count, p. 101, etc.) widens his potential audience with parallel texts in two different typesizes, and creates a subtle connection by using inclusive language—humans are not one of his specific examples, but: "Sooner or later, we all leave home. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER SECRETS by Diane Dunning
Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"Short and compelling, Dunning's book is an explosion of passion that will satisfy many, but people of faith, particularly Catholics, may find it too uncomfortable to read for pleasure."
A brooding novella of love, evil and tragedy set in the early 1970s within the religious community of a small town outside Chicago. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKMAN'S WAKE by John Dunning
Released: April 1, 1995

"Bookbinding has never been so spellbinding. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
Something special looms for Denver book-dealer Cliff Janeway (who debuted in Booked to Die, 1992) when an old non-friend p.i., perching in his doorway as portentously as Poe's Raven, enlists him to fly to Seattle to retrieve Eleanor Rigby, a young woman wanted for a burglary and shooting in Taos. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKMAN’S PROMISE by John Dunning
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 2004

"Though not as tightly wound as Janeway's first two adventures, this one is still endlessly inventive, exhilarating, and literate. Quite a knockout punch for a used bookseller."
That eminent Victorian scholar-adventurer, Sir Richard Burton, is both subject and role model for antiquarian bookseller Cliff Janeway's long-awaited third case. Read full book review >

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TWO O’CLOCK EASTERN WARTIME by John Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As moody and meandering as a Hemingway epic (Dulaney gets part of his alias from bell-toller Robert Jordan), Dunning's magnum opus celebrates the forgotten genius of radio, and the winsome heroics of ordinary people caught up in the passion of the great war."
Grandly romantic, nostalgic WWII epic of radio days, summer nights, and Nazis lurking about New Jersey, from the highly regarded book collector and mystery-writer (The Bookman's Wake, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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EXTREMES by A.J. Dunning
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A brilliant unpacking of an extremely overfilled mind."
A kind of history of the heart by Dutch cardiologist Dunning, who takes us on a doctor's literary tour of that organ in extreme states. Read full book review >

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ALVIN AILEY by Jennifer Dunning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"But there is plenty of reason to wish we did, and Dunning provides a very useful point of entry. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A detailed and well-rounded biography of Ailey (193189), the celebrated African-American dancer and choreographer. Read full book review >

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THE SIGN OF THE BOOK by John Dunning
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

Denver cop-turned-bookseller Cliff Janeway's fourth case takes him to far-off Paradise, Colorado, where cops and crooks alike are as infernal as the weather. Read full book review >

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GRETA SMART FIGURES IT OUT by Diane Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"A lightweight tale with a supporting cast that's more appealing than the heroine."
A New Yorker searches for a new boyfriend in Dunning's (The River Secrets, 2013) novel. Read full book review >

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BOOKED TO DIE by John Dunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Happily for fans, Dunning, a rare-book dealer himself, plans further Janeway books."
Dunning, twice nominated for the Edgar (a pair of paperbacks), deserves to win one for this Denver cop-turned-bookman tale—a lively, seductive primer on how to open a bookstore, spot a first edition, warehouse it, price it, and enjoy it for its own sake. Read full book review >