Search Results: "Nancy Fowlkes Dunaway"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Excellent for reading aloud or alone. (Picture book/folklore. 7-10)"
This fluent British version of ``The Fisherman and His Wife'' features only two characters: a discontented old woman living in an uncommonly large vinegar bottle, and an obliging fairy who provides her with increasingly palatial housingbut sends her back where she came from when she demands to be Empress of the Universe. Read full book review >

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BORROWED LIVES by Laramie Dunaway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Lightweight fantasy with flashes of wit—more in Luna's league than Wren's."
A 30-year-old academic takes over her best friend's life in this playful second novel from Dunaway (the paperback Hungry Women, 1990)—a modestly amusing variation on the Cinderella tale. Read full book review >

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LESSONS IN SURVIVAL by Laramie Dunaway
Released: Feb. 22, 1994

"Blue's a lot more fun when she's playing hooky from herself."
A winsome California divorcÇe's devastatingly normal life is blown sky-high with the news that her bank-robber parents, who donated half of each withdrawal to charity, are finally getting out of prison. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR GATSBY by Faye Dunaway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Dunaway should stick to what she does best: breathing life into other people's lives. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Cosmopolitan; author tour)"
Movies and leading men and all too little self-awareness in this stagey, unrevealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"An affectionate, sharp-eyed memoir that, while it doesn't add anything groundbreaking to the rock-lit canon, will appeal to Alice Cooper die-hards and fans of his brand of music."
A visit to the magical, blood-spattered world of the Alice Cooper Group, courtesy of Dunaway, the band's bassist, co-songwriter and "theatrical conceptionalist." Read full book review >

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ALL KINDS OF KISSES by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Many bedtime books featuring animal sounds exist, but few are executed with such skill; this one has the potential to become a classic. (Picture book. 1-4)"
That picture-book master for the very young, Caldecott Honoree Tafuri (Have You Seen My Duckling?, 1985), proves the barnyard a fertile setting in her latest offering. Read full book review >

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TUMFORD'S RUDE NOISES by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Well-intentioned, though not well-thought-through. Tum's not worth your time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitty cat (and human boy stand-in) Tumford Stoutt learns a lesson about rude noises. Read full book review >

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NO FAIR SCIENCE FAIR by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A great book for sharing with classes on many levels, this is both a good primer for science fairs and for skills such as being a good friend, appreciating differences and persistence. (Picture book. 6-9)"
School stories are Poydar's niche, and this latest fits right in, addressing the (n)ever-popular science fair. Read full book review >

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HENRY’S AMAZING IMAGINATION! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Readers will realize along with Henry's classmates that brightening someone's day with a stretch of the imagination is a gift. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henry's imagination has a way of shanghaiing the truth during show-and-tell. Read full book review >

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IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL WITH TALLULAH by Nancy Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Designed to demonstrate that school and learning are fun, this perky primer of pretend school will be reassuring to preschoolers who are anxious about the experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Spunky Tallulah, from Tallulah in the Kitchen (2005), dusts the flour from her cat paws and exchanges it for blackboard chalk dust in a classroom because, after all, she was born to teach. Read full book review >