Search Results: "Keith Dixon"


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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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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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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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LOWDOWN ON EARTHWORMS by Norma Dixon
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"It's an appealingly enthusiastic approach to biology that just about every reader will be able to participate in—after they use the book to help their parents overcome their own squeamishness, that is. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Everything you never knew you wanted to know about earthworms and didn't know to ask. Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS by Dianne Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"Dixon writes convincing prose, particularly dialogue, but the plot, with its pointed references to Dissociative Identity Disorder, has a manufactured quality."
In scriptwriter Dixon's first novel, a man must confront the gaping holes in his childhood memories once he becomes a husband and father. Read full book review >

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A MAP OF THE DARK by John Dixon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"In this debut novel, adults are mean, but little boys are meaner."
A small Wisconsin town explodes one Halloween night in a domino effect of violence that leaves no one untouched. Read full book review >

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30 by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Best read in conjunction with Gould, though also quite accessible on its own—and probably Dixon's best so far."
Novelist and storywriter Dixon (Sleep, p. 102, etc.) offers a big, generous, free-form fictional autobiography of his alter ego—husband, father, and writer-teacher Gould Bookbinder (who first appeared in 1997's Gould). Read full book review >

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SLEEP by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, newcomers to his work will find it a good introduction to one of the more original voices on the contemporary scene."
A gathering of 22 stories representing more than two decades of the career of National Book Award finalist Dixon (Gould, 1997, etc.), whose distinctively flat style (—Anyway, there's my most vivid memory. Read full book review >