Search Results: "Marie Suzanne Dillon"


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TWO WEEKS IN VIEQUES by Marie Suzanne Dillon
Released: July 19, 2010

"A sunny Caribbean backdrop brightens this loving look at family."
In her memoir and first book, Dillon tells of her 18-day trip with her two sisters to Vieques, an island off Puerto Rico, while reflecting on a life augmented by a loving, quirky family. Read full book review >

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LINDSEY LOST by Suzanne Marie Phillips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Readers looking for a twisty, satisfying mystery should look elsewhere. (Mystery. 12-15)"
Life, death and suspicion in the pressure cooker of high-stakes teen athletics. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This is a gift book in the best sense, to be read often; if children don't respond immediately to its overall formality, they will surely find pages to pore over herein. (Picture book. 9+)"
The Dillons illustrate the familiar verses of Ecclesiastes in the King James version, one spread for every double-edged phrase, e.g., "a time to mourn, and a time to dance." Read full book review >

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IF KIDS RAN THE WORLD by Diane Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Well-meaning but saccharine and didactic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Leo Dillon's last book with Diane Dillon imagines what the world would be like if children were in charge. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE: NUMBERS ON THE LOOSE by Leo Dillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Includes a brief note on the history and selection of the rhymes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Long-limbed numbers and letters, anthropomorphic insects, stalwart vegetables, inventively dressed animals and other unusual creatures join multiethnic humans in a cheerful march to the irresistible rhythm of Mother Goose in this selection of numerical nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

From English historian, architect, and novelist Dillon, an admirable history of the London gin craze that tainted everyone involved. Read full book review >

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AYRSHIRE MURDERS by E.R. Dillon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"Although the Scottish hero and his apothecary sidekick in Dillon's series debut are a mite anachronistic in their pursuit of forensic science, Kyle is an attractive hero trying to do right by both Southrons and Scots."
A deputy sheriff balances patriotic loyalty against sworn duty in late-13th-century Scotland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"A notably depressing read that exposes the horror of Northern Ireland's history. (21 b&w photos)"
A chilling, stomach-turning study of Northern Ireland's infamous Shankill Butchers, a Loyalist gang of murderers who preyed on Belfast's Catholic population. Read full book review >

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THE DANCE OF THE MOTHERS by Millicent Dillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1991

"But it does produce a cumulative wail of grief arising from the rigors and limitations of simply being a woman."
A poetic hieroglyph from the author of other such unusual works—including last year's After Egypt, an impressionistic biography of Mary Cassatt and Isadora Duncan. Read full book review >

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A VERSION OF LOVE by Millicent Dillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Very cerebral and rather obvious."
From novelist (Harry Gold, 2000) and biographer Dillon (Paul Bowles, et al.): a spare psychoanalytical tale constructed much like a "serious art film," with ambiguous scenes and loaded dialogue. Read full book review >