Search Results: "Maryann Burk Carver"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2006

"Raymond Carver fans will welcome this up-close, very personal glimpse into the life of the talented but troubled writer."
A bittersweet account of the author's hardscrabble life with her husband, the writer Raymond Carver. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Exemplary historical writing, to be read alongside Fischer, with Kevin Phillips's The Cousins' Wars: Religion, Politics, Civil Warfare, and the Triumph of Anglo-America (1998) thrown in for good measure."
An ambitious, fittingly sized effort to distill the complex, contentious relations between Mother England and her unruly offspring in the New World. Read full book review >

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TROUBLEMAKER by Kathleen Burk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Taylor himself thought his life unimportant, and Burk can't quite persuade us that it's worth covering in this detail. Still, Taylor's contribution to the intellectual history of this century makes this account fascinating and valuable."
The life of "possibly the greatest, and certainly the most famous, diplomatic historian of the twentieth century," by a former research student now teaching at London University. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Still, simply, an important book."
Enter the corridors of power and learn why so few women are there. Read full book review >

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DON'T TURN THE PAGE! by Rachelle Burk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2014

"A charming, metafictive good night. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book within a book tells the story of a little hedgehog who resists reading a bedtime story about a little bear—or is it also a story about a little bear who reads a book about a little hedgehog? Read full book review >

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CATHEDRAL by Raymond Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1983

"Still, when he plays it straight, as in 'Cathedral,' this storyteller works us magically into that supreme fictional zone of intimacy and surprise—making his third collection, despite its frequent wobbles, a distinguished, powerful book from a very special writer."
With his third collection of stories, Carver has securely hit his stride; his stories seem like no one else's. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU PLEASE BE QUIET, PLEASE? by Raymond Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1976

"A deftly executed first collection by a young West Coast writer and a genuine tribute to that other citizen—the semi-literate wash-out, the hod-carrier, the Levittown homeowner—who lives a million light-years away from the American Dream."
Raymond Carver's people have no faces. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. Read full book review >

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DEAD HEAT by Caroline Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"Georgia's one busy gal, and Carver (Blood Junction, 2002) just loves slathering her in hyperbole."
Intrepid Aussie survives torture, a plane crash, hungry crocs, and two men who cause heart palpitations. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPER by Tania Carver
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Carver doesn't stint on the fun-house shocks and shivers, and gourmands of violence, physical and psychological, will have a field day. But there's so much straining to get in your face, so many chapters from the Creeper's point of view, and such a pat motive for all the mayhem, that the nasty thrills never upstage the dysfunctional relationships within the Colchester constabulary."
A sadistic killer targets the few young women of Colchester to have survived Carver's blistering debut (The Surrogate, 2011). Read full book review >

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WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE by Raymond Carver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1981

"Still, as artifacts of American culture right this minute, they are mightily impressive and, at their best, invested with a fiercely humane pathos."
Carver's spare voice remains distinctive in this new collection of stories (Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, 1977, was his first). Read full book review >