Search Results: "Mark Doty"


BOOK REVIEW

FIREBIRD by Mark Doty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 1999

"A short, effusive, and wisely compassionate backward glance on a life that, while less than the sum of its parts, has healed as much as it has hurt."
A bittersweet portrait of the artist as a young homosexual, coming to terms with his parents and finding that "the thing that harms turns out, sometimes, to be the very thing that restores." Read full book review >

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DOG YEARS by Mark Doty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"A profound reflection on hope, and a song of praise for the dead."
"The fact that I know that stories of faithful dogs are kitsch does not in the least diminish their power," notes poet and memoirist Doty (Still Life with Oyster and Lemon, 2001, etc.), who goes on to write something rather amazing. Read full book review >

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OPEN HOUSE by Mark Doty
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2003

"Unremarkable variations on an unremarkable theme: Home is where you feel at home."
A variety of writers present different definitions of "home" in this uneven assortment of essays, some previously published. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN'S COAST by Mark Doty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"A book very much like grief itself in that it's sometimes awkward, often uncontrolled, and always deeply felt."
Asking, ``What does a writer do, when the world collapses, but write?,'' Doty, whose world collapsed when his lover died, gives an answer that's both generous and indulgent. Read full book review >

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CHILD OF THE SWORD by J.L. Doty
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"A fine fantasy novel that will provide readers with a good weekend escape from reality."
Doty (When Dead Ain't Enough, 2012, etc.) conjures a magical world of witches, wizards and war in this high-energy first installment of an epic-fantasy series. Read full book review >

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SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL by M.  Doty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Inessential. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A flimsy, frothy and fraught chronicle of freshman year. Read full book review >

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WHISPER by Carolyn Doty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Masterful writing that itself enthralls the reader and leaves one wanting more."
Doty's follow-up to What She Told Him (1984) and Fly Away Home (1982) is the strange but compelling tale of a woman who attracts her lovers through the stories she tells—alluring fiction in the urban-gothic tradition, as brilliantly controlled as it is entrancing. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2009

"An odd, playful look at life."
An incredibly varied selection of material reflects an unusual perspective on contemporary life. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE BLACK by Lee Doty
Released: July 12, 2008

"A fast-paced, highly entertaining thriller."
A futuristic sci-fi/fantasy heavy on action and suspense, light on moral complexity. Read full book review >

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BALLET BUG by Christine McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"There are many recent picture books about dance and ballet, but few easy novels about the ballet world, and this readable though unremarkable novel will give little balletomanes something to move on to after Rachel Isadora's picture books and before Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Legions of budding ballerinas attend (or perform in) annual productions of The Nutcracker, the traditional holiday production that keeps most US ballet companies financially afloat. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An optimistic and engagingly well-told life story that incorporates scientific investigation into its altruistic message."
A Stanford neurosurgeon and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education relates how to achieve lofty life goals by harnessing the power of both the brain and the heart. Read full book review >