Search Results: "Patricia Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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REBELS BY ACCIDENT by Patricia Dunn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"This novel may mean well, but it fails to find a balance between romance and the reality of regime change. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
An American teen visiting her Egyptian grandmother in Cairo witnesses the beginnings of the Arab Spring movement. Read full book review >

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REBELS BY ACCIDENT by Patricia Dunn
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"An excellent young-adult novel that is an important and enjoyable read for both teenage girls and any adult wanting to understand more about the present-day life of Egyptian Americans."
In her debut novel, journalist Dunn tells an ambitious and winning coming-of-age story about an American teenager born to Egyptian parents. Read full book review >

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AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WINO by Dan Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A book that could have been an eye-opener, but the miles become wearisome. Better off staying home with a nice bottle of wine."
The self-proclaimed booze journalist chronicles his 15,000-mile cross-country journey in search of wine knowledge. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO TOUCHED HIS OWN HEART by Rob Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Credit Dunn with a valuable text that offers something for everyone—patients, practitioners, medical students, historians and policymakers."
The heart was a black box up until a century ago, writes Dunn (Ecology and Evolution/North Carolina State Univ.; The Wild Life on Our Bodies, 2011, etc.). His well-researched text chronicles how the box was opened.Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ADAPTING by Cassandra Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A neatly wrapped, happily-ever-after tale of a broken family that survives and thrives."
Dunn's debut novel treats readers to a family in transition—in other words, a taste of real life, plain and simple. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODY TOWER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another fan-pleaser in Dunn's long-running period series (Gunpowder Plot, 2006, etc.)."
The blood-soaked Tower of London claims still another victim. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"In other words, a second revolution instead of civil war. A well-made, always interesting study in the complex politics of the early Republic."
A ripping tale of political intrigue, slander, mayhem, mudslinging, and powdered wigs. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH & MARY by Jane Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2004

"The author achieves a fine duality of her own, reveling in her characters while keeping a gimlet eye on their motivations: wise, unwise, and suicidal. (24 pp. color illustrations, not seen)"
Tempered, sympathetic, and highly readable study of the dynamic created by queens Mary and Elizabeth, rulers of an island that was too small for the both of them. Read full book review >