Search Results: "Lane Dunlop"


BOOK REVIEW

FLOATING CLOUDS by Fumiko Hayashi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"An imperfect book that joins a tradition of tales of women done wrong and who, at least in some way, get even for their suffering, even if it doesn't make them any happier."
Newly translated Japanese novel from Hayashi (1903-51) offers a tragic love story set against a backdrop of war and occupation. Read full book review >

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FINN'S SEARCH by Eileen Dunlop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A lackluster story made annoying by the whiny Chris. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Chris Cooper and his parents have moved from Glasgow to a farm in Yett—right near the farm where Chris's friend Finn Lochlan (Finn's Island, 1992, etc.) lives with his father and grandmother. Read full book review >

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GREEN WILLOW by Eileen Dunlop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Too neat, perhaps, but it makes an entertaining yarn, with convincing characters and plenty of mystery and suspenseful incidents along the way. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From the author of The House on the Hill (1987, ALA Notable), a well-crafted ghost story. Read full book review >

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FINN'S ISLAND by Eileen Dunlop
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1992

"Chris's mettle and Douglas's vulnerability- -these are thoughtfully developed people, and the meshing of their lives is both unusual and believable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The author of the well-received House on the Hill (1987) presents another Scottish family coming to terms with its past. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST BY THE SEA by Eileen Dunlop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Some heavy-handed foreshadowing—extraneous in a plot that gallops along as this one does—mars the story; otherwise, this is a real winner in the spook sweepstakes. (Fiction. 8-14)"
When Robin, 10, is sent to live with her grandmother while her critically injured brother is in the hospital, she soon finds that Granny's house, Culaloe, has a mysterious history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1995

"A contribution to 19th-century American social and regional history that is as enjoyable as it is substantial."
A lively study of the real and the legendary American Midwest based on accounts by 300 foreign and domestic travelers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 2000

"An agreeable snapshot of an interesting time and class in New York—but a less-than-satisfying historical critique. (b&w illustrations throughout, not seen)"
Entertaining if insubstantial look at the goings-on among late-19th-century New York's upper classes. Read full book review >

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LOUIS XIV by Ian Dunlop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Rich in detail, plodding in pace. (24 pages b&w photos)"
A lavish but sluggish life of the Sun King (1638-1715) by architectural historian and biographer Dunlop (Marie-Antoinette, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING THE LIGHT by Andrea Dunlop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A haunting story of betrayal within a beautiful portrait of youth."
A trip to France leads two friends to ruin in Dunlop's lush debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF ST. PATRICK by Eileen Dunlop
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1996

"Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable read, and one that makes more human a somewhat venerable icon. (Folklore. 9-12)"
This fictionalized biography of the Irish saint is an odd amalgam of legends, a few available facts, and the author's own suppositions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Readers definitely won't be hungry an hour after finishing this satisfying history from a witty Chinese food authority."
Freelance scribe, almost-professional chef, restaurant consultant and ardent Sinophile Dunlop ensures that you'll never again look at General Tso or his chicken in the same way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Biography, memoir and history of unspeakable darkness."
A photographer/journalist charts the brutal, sanguinary history of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge and chases down one of its most savage officials, who now sits in prison awaiting trial. Read full book review >