Search Results: "Keith Dixon"


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THE ART OF LOSING by Keith Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"So well and darkly done that readers may find themselves opting for a noir moratorium in the interest of mental health. After back-to-back exercises in bleakness, the author might want to try it too."
A filmmaker turns gambler and rues the day in Dixon's second novel bearing the mark of James M. Cain. Read full book review >

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GHOSTFIRES by Keith Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Strong stuff if your taste in family values runs to permafrost."
The death of their wife and mother leaves a father and son locked in motionless combat: a grim debut from New York Times editor Dixon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"An enjoyable journey through parenthood and then back to reality, though somewhat unreasonable in its culinary expectations, particularly for new parents."
New York Times writer Dixon (The Art of Losing, 2007, etc.) chronicles his labors with the different phases of new parenthood and his endeavors to keep his family fed. Read full book review >

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PREHISTORIC WORLD by Dougal Dixon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"More useful in homes than libraries. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This first of six paperbacks about the prehistoric world describes 12 creatures of the Triassic period, from Paradoxides, a trilobite, to the herbivorous reptile, Estemmenosuchus. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SOMEDAY by Dianne Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Slightly flawed, but an OK way to spend a rainy afternoon."
Screenwriter Dixon's (The Language of Secrets, 2010) second novel centers on the convergence of the lives of three women who have a mysterious connection. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIRL'S LITTLE BOOK OF ART by Kathryn Dixon
Released: May 19, 2014

"An engaging, interactive guide to museum-quality visual art."
An irresistible introduction to the world of fine art for kids 5 and up. Read full book review >

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ENTWINED by Heather Dixon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"This charming, romantic story, told with a light touch, will appeal to older preteens on up. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This retelling of "The 12 Dancing Princesses" includes all the familiar elements of the Grimms' fairy tale while adding detail and exciting events—with consummate panache. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF THE LACUNA CABAL by Sean Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Full of sound and fury, yet inconsequential."
A heavily embroidered coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX ISLAND by John Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A fast-paced, exciting novel with the promise of future installments."
This action-packed novel (with YA crossover appeal) combines adventure with extreme violence and concerns a young boxer sent to a very special youth boot camp. Read full book review >

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A VERY RICH MAN by Dixon Long
Released: May 29, 2009

"An absorbing saga of ties that bind."
A brother and sister delve into their dying father's past in this moving family drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Cheeky and informative, but may leave readers wondering whether this writer will ever know what he wants to be when he grows up."
A former odd-jobber and Martha Stewart Living staff writer records the highs and lows of studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Read full book review >