Search Results: "Richard A. Driscoll"


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AN EYE DOCTOR ANSWERS by Richard A. Driscoll
Released: June 15, 2012

"A valuable, authoritative consumer health guide."
An optometrist answers patients' frequently asked questions regarding eye diseases and conditions. Read full book review >

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WALLY DOES NOT WANT A HAIRCUT by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Cute—but it doesn't stand out from the flock. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Wally's got one wild and wooly problem. Read full book review >

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STARDOG by Jack Driscoll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Strong story, immense fun, but shortchanged on passion."
Driscoll's second novel strives for a more sustained focus and an even gutsier grip on the reader than Lucky Man, Lucky Woman (1998). His writing remains fresh as ever. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >

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SKYLIGHT by Jack Driscoll
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Meanwhile, Driscoll sends a series of clear but dismal messages about trusting women, crossing class boundaries, and setting goals. (Fiction. YA)"
Country boy meets rich girl and gets burned in this melancholy, faintly comic novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"Yes, the plot is wispy and the romance tepid, but Driscoll's debut offers lots of tips on how to decorate lampshades for those who care."
A village busybody investigates a murder. Read full book review >

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WANTING ONLY TO BE HEARD by Jack Driscoll
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An impressive, gritty northern Michigan version of Andre Dubus."
The latest winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction, about working-class fathers and sons: a collection of 17 stories—hard-luck fiction with a vengeance—set mostly in northern Michigan. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Worthwhile reading for anyone involved in divorce and child- custody issues."
A psychologist specializing in child-custody issues argues forcefully for overhauling the adversarial process by which custody decisions are usually made—and for abandoning the ``motherhood mystique,'' the assumption that mothers have superior custody rights because they are uniquely suited for raising children. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"A triumph of presentation on many levels, not the least of which is Firmage's narrative voice—congenial, well-paced, wide- ranging, and gifted with a clear sense of his readership."
Firmage, usually an editor and designer of other's books, has himself written, designed, illustrated, and typeset this learned and occasionally comic homage to the Roman alphabet—the building blocks of his trade and, he makes clear, of Western civilization itself. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS by Richard A. Posner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Dour."
Is the state of public intellectualism in decline, or is Posner just really smart and terribly grumpy? Read full book review >

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BREAKPOINT by Richard A. Clarke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Some may be confounded by this international cyber-maze, which reads more like a textbook than a novel."
Former presidential adviser and terrorist specialist Clarke (The Scorpion's Gate, 2005, etc.) offers a lights-and-sirens futuristic techno-fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1989

Isay (Psychiatry/Cornell Medical) contends that homosexuality is genetically endowed and that, like heterosexuals, gay males consolidate and integrate their sexual identity in a series of developmental stages, each of which is fraught with pitfalls. Read full book review >