Search Results: "Richard Adams Carey"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1992

"Engrossing perspectives from a thoroughly engaged observer on Native Americans whose humanity still fits no stereotypical molds. (Maps.)"
A compassionate, elegiac, and unsparing account of a way of life that's being irretrievably lost, if not heedlessly destroyed, in one of the remotest regions of the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 1999

"Hope springs eternal."
Slice it this way, slice it that, there's no escaping the drastic changes in store for the New England fishermen, reports Carey (Raven's Children: An Alaskan Culture at Twilight, 1992) in this nonetheless undespairing book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Caviar, it turns out, is not just tasty. In Carey's hands, it's luminous."
Hard to imagine that a story about fish eggs could be "fast-paced," not to mention prophetic. But this piece of environmental journalism is both. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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THE POPPY FIELD DIARY by Carey Richard
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A highly personal story that mines the psychology of betrayal and forgiveness in an Afghan psyche."
In Richard's poetic, introspective first novel, after an Afghan woman marries for love in a culture of arranged marriages and multiple wives, she begins a lifelong journey of self-discovery filled with betrayal and forgiveness. Read full book review >

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WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 1974

"Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award winner."
In this British tale (with impressive reviews as a juvenile over there) a pioneer group of wild rabbits reenact the rousing Exodus story/myth as the prophet Fiver senses disaster about to strike the home warren. Read full book review >

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THE TYGER VOYAGE by Richard Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1976

"There's not a snag or a hint of strain in Adams' old-style verse and tongue-in-cheek decorum, but we found the whole performance as inconsequential as it is impeccable."
Though their spoofy intent doesn't entirely redeem the stultifying preciosity of Bayley's fussy Victorian interiors and surreal landscapes, the paintings do complement Adams' mock-heroic rhymed tale of the human narrator's "tyger" neighbors, Ezekiel and Raphael Dubb. Read full book review >

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An American in Rural Egypt by Richard Adams, Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An affectionate examination of an enthralling world on the banks of the Nile River."
An author recounts his time among Egyptian farmers in this debut anthropological memoir. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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POISON MOST VIAL by Benedict Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Budding chemists and crime-scene investigators will especially enjoy this science whodunit. (Mystery. 10-14)"
When Ruby's janitor father becomes the prime suspect in a murder, the eighth grader decides it's up to her to clear his name. Read full book review >