Search Results: "Patrick Somerville"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 END OF SLEEP by Rowan Somerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"East meets West in this witty and warm picaresque."
In this engaging first novel from Ireland resident Somerville, a dissolute Irish journalist based in Cairo makes a last-ditch effort to investigate a story that just might salvage his career. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILDFIRE by Patrick Cone
by Patrick Cone, photographed by Patrick Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"This fine entry in the Nature in Action series concludes with a page of facts. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
As Cone makes abundantly clear, the uncontrolled fires—commonly called wildfires—that are frequently in the news are a worldwide phenomenon, occurring in grasslands and forests. Read full book review >

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ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Small listeners will nestle deep under their covers feeling thankful for tender books that make bedtime a pleasure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Clement, Jean, and Alan Alexander (a small rabbit, miniature elephant, and a pint-sized bear) enjoy a proper pajama party—complete with chicken dances, funny faces, balloon bounces, midnight snacks, stargazing, and lullabies. Read full book review >

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THE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Though he characterizes Bligh as a brilliant sailor, it's the Captain's severe lack of people skills that comes through most clearly; still, an adventuresome tale, well told. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-11)"
A specialist in nautical art, O'Brien finds a ready subject for his talents here, pairing dramatic, realistically detailed scenes of sailing ships and small boats tossed on rough waters (or anchored near idyllic Pacific islands) with a lucid account of the Bounty's troubled final voyage, and the amazing 3,600 mile journey that Captain Bligh and a small group of loyal crewmembers were forced to undertake in an open boat after the mutiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SABERTOOTH by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"With a cover image of a snarling tiger, attractive design and relatively small amount of text, this may be irresistible, but buy with care. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Sabertooth is actually the name for a group of large prehistoric cats, distant cousins of today's tigers. Read full book review >