Search Results: "Rita Dove"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2000 by Rita Dove
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As depicted in these pages, the State of Poetry at the end of the century, like the State of the Union, seems to be in disarmingly good health: if it is not racked with inspiration, neither does there appear any cause for alarm."
Anyone who reads poetry seriously and often will have consistent cause to wonder why the high points of their reading year so frequently go ungathered in this annual Scribner anthology. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE IVORY GATE by Rita Dove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Virginia worth knowing, but she's not alive enough on the page to be of interest for herself instead of just for her situation."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (1987) occasionally gives her gift free rein in this somewhat mechanically rendered first novel- -about a young artistic black woman and her search for self. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA WILL by Rita Mae Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"But for the better-than-truth version, and to spend time with someone more likable than the real Brown, go back to Rubyfruit Jungle, the only-slightly-autobiographical novel that made her famous. (Author tour)"
A novelist's autobiography shows that truth is not always as much fun as fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOVE ALIGHT by Karen Bao
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 23, 2017

"Notably diverse cast aside, derivative and predictable. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
In this trilogy closer, Phaet, the East Asian teen symbol of the resistance, faces losses and the final battles over the fates of the moon and Earth. Read full book review >

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DOVE SONG by Kristine L. Franklin
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Franklin (Eclipse, 1995, etc.) comes up with a pat resolution, including the revelation that Bobbie Lynn's father is alive, and ties up loose ends in a way that is not fully credible. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two young people take on more than they can handle in this anguished, reflective story set on the homefront during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOVE DREAM by Hendle Rumbaut
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A rambling, episodic story that goes just about nowhere. (Fiction. 12+)"
In 1963, Eleanor ``Dove'' Derrysaw's dysfunctional parents send her to summer with her free-spirited aunt Anna in rural Kansas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN DOVE by Fridrik Erlings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"David Almond fans may take interest in the story's similar tone and themes, but unfortunately, other readers will be turned off by the translation's stilted dialogue. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An adult Benjamin recalls the pivotal childhood summer in which he learned friendship, forgiveness, death and the loss of innocence in this translated novel from Iceland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA RITA STORIES by Andrew J Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2014

"Sure to transport readers to another place and time."
A collection of short stories centering on a young boy coming of age in a small fishing community during the mid-1950s in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE SANTA RITA by Sr. Baez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Proof that not everyone who has a transformative experience should write a book."
A well-intentioned but uninspired memoir by the mother of folk singer Joan Baez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A companion volume, Rita and Whatsit at the Beach (ISBN: 978-0-8118-6551-7) provides a further look at this charmingly understated duo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rita is a petulant little girl wearing a flowered red dress for her birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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SONG OF RITA JOE by Rita Joe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"One wishes that she had cried a little more in this spare memoir, in which so much goes unspoken. (photos, not seen)"
The too-modest yet moving life story of a Canadian Indian writer, a member of the Mi'kmaq tribe. Read full book review >