Search Results: "Pete Dunne"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 1995

"Strong on natural history; read it for the birds. (illustrations, not seen)"
These ``fictional portrayals'' of the daily lives and behavior patterns of 33 nesting species of hawks, falcons, eagles, and vultures are brilliant when Dunne (The Feather Quest, 1992, etc.) stays with the bird. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Bird lore laden with humor, insight, and intelligence."
Avid birder Dunne (Director of Natural History Information/New Jersey Audubon Society) shares his enthusiasm in this entertaining and informative chronicle of a year of birding across North America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2010

"At once funny and moving—a provocative call for greater involvement with the natural world channeled through a riveting portrait of the author's cherished home region."
Compelling portrait of the not-so-lazy days of summer in an overlooked area of the Jersey shore. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC AUTUMN by Pete Dunne
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"Readers will look forward to his next book, on winter, the last in a projected four-book series."
Naturalist Dunne (Bayshore Summer: Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely Place, 2010, etc.)—the vice president of the New Jersey Audubon Society and director of its Cape May Bird Observatory—explores the rigors of the high arctic, a place where life is pushed to its limits by nature and threatened by the incursions of man. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE SPRING by Pete Dunne
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2009

"Prairie lovers will want to return to Loren Eiseley, Mari Sandoz and William Least Heat-Moon after this glancing outing."
A slender, middling memoir of vernal wanderings in flyover country. Read full book review >

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Double Wide by Ava Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, if uneven, portrait of a young woman whose strength of character conquers a harsh environment."
Caught between the callousness of an absent father and the delusions of a troubled mother, a lonely young girl in the 1980s tries to lay claim to her own identity in Dunne's debut novel. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH MONEY by Dominick Dunne
Released: Dec. 15, 2009

"On full display here, Dunne's (Another City, Not My Own, 1997, etc.) jaded eye for the foibles of the ultraspoiled, his stylish wit and eavesdropper's ear—they are among the many reasons he is sorely missed."
A vindictive multibillionairess tries to suppress a seasoned raconteur's lust for life, not to mention his tell-all new novel, in this posthumous roman à clef by Dunne, who died of cancer in August 2009. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The dark thread that underlies the mostly frivolous tales keeps this book on a par with his most successful novels."
From the scrapbooks of the fashionable novelist and magazine writer, a surprisingly forthright memoir that chronicles in snapshots and words decades of earthly delight in Hollywood, months of contrition, and a penitent return to rewarding work. Read full book review >

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THE GARDENER by Seamus Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1994

"The story's development is predictable and the author cuts off the action at the climax, but there is much finely observed social commentary, even if it is buried in a somewhat obvious morality tale."
An intriguing first novel by Dunne, an Irish journalist, that plays off a familiar ploy about Holocaust guilt in an unusual setting. Read full book review >

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A SEASON IN PURGATORY by Dominick Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1993

"But the main pleasures here involve nothing more moving than watching a wily old pro set up characters with as much individuality as ninepins preparatory to bowling them down. (Literary Guild Selection for Summer)"
It's Kennedy-bashing time again, as rich-and-venal chronicler Dunne (An Inconvenient Woman, etc.) drags writer-hero Harrison Burns through 20 years of guilt for having helped our most prominent Irish Catholic family cover up a sex murder by its fair-haired scion. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE GODS by Rachel Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Antiheroes carry the day—and maybe save it—in this dark tale of pragmatism and survival."
Five strangers form a tense alliance to stop the release of two gods bound centuries ago in Dunne's debut novel, a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel (2014). Read full book review >