Search Results: "Lida Dijkstra"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MOUSE by Lida Dijkstra
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Livelier versions exist. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
This variant of The Mouse Bride, originally published in Rotterdam, features an unlikely prenuptial pair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUTE by Lida Dijkstra
by Lida Dijkstra, illustrated by Marije Tolman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Indeed, from the end pages featuring cameos of Toby strutting his stuff to the domestic details of Toby's rabbit home, this one's just plain cute. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little rabbit's new macho image comes to a crashing halt when he encounters a feminine force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAVEL ADVISORY by David Lida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Although most of Lida's stories are little more than portraits'and fairly sketchy ones, at that'he manages to get enough poignant detail into them to achieve a depth of vision rarely found even in most novels today."
A debut collection of ten stories, all set in Mexico and revolving to some degree'as Mexico itself does'around the conflicts and confusions engendered through daily interactions with neighbors from the big country up north. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2008

"Lida depicts his adopted hometown with warmth, humor, wisdom and fortitude."
Charmingly unaffected, forthright and widely knowledgeable walk through the highs and low of this teeming, complicated, immensely rewarding "hypermetropolis." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER AND OTHER UNNATURAL DISASTERS by Lida Sideris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"A smart caper with a heroine to match."
When her new job at a movie studio turns deadly, the daughter of a renowned private investigator is her company's only hope—and the highlight of this debut mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dijkstra, who writes about sex with irrepressible verve, could be Camille Paglia's twin brother, kidnapped in childhood by moralists and raised in the cult of race-gender-and-class guilt. (37 illustrations, not seen)"
An ideologically framed study of women as sexually insatiable vampires in the racist culture of Europe and the United States at the turn of the last century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE LIFE by David Lida
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Lida, who drew praise for First Stop in the New World (2008), his nonfiction book about Mexico City, makes a rewarding move into fiction."
When Esperanza, an undocumented young Mexican, is arrested in Louisiana for the gruesome murder of her 11-month-old baby, a mitigation specialist, Richard, digs through her recent past hoping to save her from the death penalty. Read full book review >