Search Results: "Patrick Somerville"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Stephen R. Lawhead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2003

"A straightforward Celtic paperback yarn, but this one is blessedly short on the talking trees, magic swords, and warrior maidens that clutter up so many from Lawhead (Mystic Rose, 2001, etc.). Still, you'll still need to be a serious Celt-ophile to get through it."
A fictionalized biography of St. Patrick, circa a.d. 400, concentrating on the "lost years" of the famous Irish patriarch. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1992

"An excellent contribution. (Biography/Picture book. 4-8)"
A brief, straightforward summary of the known facts about the saint's life, illustrated in dePaola's usual accomplished manner with simple, stylized figures and a pleasing variety of frames bordered with gold bands that unify the whole. Read full book review >

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THIS BRIGHT RIVER by Patrick Somerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2012

"A provoking book: The reader will not escape untouched."
Past misdeeds afflict generations of a wealthy Midwestern family. Read full book review >

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THE CRADLE by Patrick Somerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Fresh turf for American fiction from a talented young writer."
In this first novel by the author of the story collection Trouble (2006), a young man and, separately, a middle-aged woman test their capacity to love and be loved. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE by Patrick Somerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A new talent in need of some honing."
Debut collection delineating the tribulations of boyhood, and how they define a man. Read full book review >

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POPE PATRICK by Peter de Rosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 1997

"Not terribly funny, nor wonderfully sharp, and occasionally downright irksome in its reliance on stereotype: a cartoon for grownups."
The Quiet Man steps into The Shoes of the Fisherman and goes for a long walk in the O'Learys' cow pasture—all in de Rosa's (Vicars of Christ, 1989, etc.) would-be apocalyptic parody of religious and political life. Read full book review >

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PATRICK WHITE by David Marr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 1992

"Superb. (Thirty-pages of photographs.)"
The sleeper biography of this and recent years, Australian journalist Marr's book has more than amplitude and its subject's blessing (White actually got to read most of the book before his death in 1990) going for it: It is an unusually calm, unstraining, unjaded, and even curious work, fascinated with Patrick White but never fawning over or using him (he'd have been hard to use this way anyway) as an illustration of an artistic or psychological conclusion the biographer has come to. Read full book review >

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SAINT PATRICK by Ann Tompert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"As the story pales, Garland's curious, mixed-media illustrations, with a variety of digitalized patterns, become that much more compelling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lineaments of Saint Patrick's life comprise the barest of bones in this work from Tompert (How Rabbit Lost His Tail, 1997, etc.), which is less biography than leap in the dark. Read full book review >