Search Results: "Richard Adams Carey"


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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: 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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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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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Provocative, courageous, certainly stimulating—and reflecting a profound understanding of the often invisible yet potentially insidious relationship between aesthetics and politics, as well as of how art can be used to camouflage the most repugnant ideas."
The obscurities of modern art and literature, according to Carey (English/Oxford; John Donne, 1981), were devised by the intelligentsia to exclude the new reading public for whom they had contempt—a thesis that Carey applies here to, among others, George Gissing, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and Wyndham Lewis. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."
In an eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns (Poison Fruit, 2014, etc.), Carey reimagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers. Sort of. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon."
Carey offers a post-apocalyptic tale set in England in a future when most humans are "empty houses where people used to live." Read full book review >