Search Results: "Raymond Arsenault"


BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND by Yann Le Bec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"What makes it all worthwhile? Getting 'your ears scratched in just the right place.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dog explores a career in journalism, then decides there are better things (for a dog) to do. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"A concise but flat-footed chronicle of a seminal event in civil-rights history."
Arsenault (History/Univ. of South Florida, St. Petersburg; Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 2006, etc.) examines the life of singer Marian Anderson (1897-1993), focusing on her landmark 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND AND GRAHAM by Mike Knudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2010

"Knudson's focus on sports adds some flair to a series that is already winning fans and providing enjoyment for third- and fourth-grade readers who like the slightly larger-than-usual font, the short chapters and Curtis's appealing illustrations. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Best friends Raymond and Graham bring their usual antics to the game of baseball in their annual attempt to win the Millcreek Little League Championship (Raymond and Graham Rule the School, 2009). Read full book review >

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RAYMOND CARVER by Carol Sklenicka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"The epic biography that Carver deserves."
A rich portrait of a master of the American short story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND CHANDLER by Tom Hiney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Hiney ends up nibbling around the edges of Chandler's life and work, as if he'd bitten off more than he could chew. (illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointing new biography of the nonpareil hardboiled writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A literary crime committed against one of the greatest writers of the last century."
A collection of letters, poetry, and essays by the master of detective fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1971

Joan Kahn ably presents this new collection which includes Chandler's introduction to his Simple Art of Murder, four long short stories — "Red Wind," "Trouble is My Business," "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," and "The Pencil," and two novels — The Little Sister and The Long Goodbye which did not appear in the 1964 Knopf Omnibus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND AND NELDA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Even though the scheme appears not to work at first, the story, along with art by Hayashi, gives an easy grasp of both sides of the misunderstanding, and provides a way out for any reader in the same fix. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bottner's story of a friendship that has hit a snag is a very mild affair, as it doesn't present any new pathways to explore in this already heavily scrutinized terrain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND AND HANNAH by Stephen Marche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A touching narrative, frustratingly at arm's length."
One-night stand of a mid-20s Toronto couple stretches into travel to Jerusalem, in a brief first novel, self-conscious and finally compromised hopelessly by its own editorial apparatus—with actual author's notes in the margin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 12, 1988

"A serious disappointment, but it'll probably turn up in most Chandler fans' Christmas stockings anyway."
Preiss invited 23 authors to write a short story featuring private eye Philip Marlowe and, unfortunately, all of them agreed: despite their personal afterwards citing Chandler's humor, grace, style, their indebtness to him for their careers, etc., only three writers manage to honor Chandler; the rest merely pander or parody. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1964

Chandler, who with Hammett, not only shaped and sharpened the modern mystery form, but left his own unmistakable insignia- a rasping authenticity- on each book, will be introduced to some readers for the first time, while older devotees will welcome this omnium gatherum of four of his finest: The Big Sleep (1939); Farewell, My Lovely (1940) The High Window (1942) and The Lady in the Lake (1943). Read full book review >