Search Results: "Richard Condon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FINAL ADDICTION by Richard Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Politics and cocaine spinalize Condon's latest black comedy, a strong improvement over his Emperor of America (1989). Read full book review >

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THE VENERABLE BEAD by Richard Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Betrayal of love and trust leads to a repeat ending of Prizzi's Honor that's even wilder than the original."
Galloping satire whose hairpin turns can be followed only by God (the Bible) and Condon (The Manchurian Candidate, etc. etc.), and one of those may still be in the dark. Read full book review >

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PRIZZI'S MONEY by Richard Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1994

"A tangled web!"
Condon in top form with his fourth all-Prizzi novel. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2007

"Wise and entertaining, this book is hard to put down."
A deft, compelling autobiography of an Everyman. Read full book review >

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RIVER STREET by Phil Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1994

"Too macho for its own good."
A flat, emotionless style deadens the impact of this debut collection of short stories and a novella. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2007

"Wise and entertaining, this book is hard to put down."
A deft, compelling autobiography of an Everyman. Read full book review >

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AMERICA, MY NEW HOME by Monica Gunning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An attractive, thoughtful addition to poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Jamaica-born Gunning turns from her previous offerings of Caribbean poems to these free-verse and rhyming poems about the immigrant experience. Read full book review >

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TIRE MOUNTAIN by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The detailed illustrations are realistically depictive of the city and done in subtle chalky hues. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Aaron's dad owns a tire-service shop next door to their house. 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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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALLY-SAURUS & THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Ally is an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl with a dino-sized imagination joins, and learns to get along with, other kids with their own particular styles on the first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOE IS BEST by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This lighthearted take on youthful determination and the value of continued effort successfully avoids undue complexity, allowing both message and story to reach their emergent-reader audience. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Veteran Torrey joins the stable of author-illustrators contributing to the I Like to Read picture-book series, crafting a family tale of persistence and confidence that serves as a timely lesson in a text explicitly aimed at the youngest budding readers. Read full book review >