Search Results: "Robin Donovan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"A collection of easy-to-follow recipes that demystifies gourmet cooking."
Recipes for the adventurous home cook looking to take their meal from ordinary to exquisite. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S BUGGING BAILEY BLECKER? by Gail Donovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Purposeful in a lighthearted way but guaranteed to make your head—scalp and brain—itch! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Bailey's life is lousy—yes, really louse-y, because she and all the other fifth graders have head lice! Read full book review >

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AHGOTTAHANDLEONIT by Donovan Mixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An existential examination of the cycle of violence. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
No, Tim definitely doesn't have a handle on it. Read full book review >

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BUDDHA DA by Anne Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Let's hope the funny spelling doesn't keep this engaging and accessible tale from the broad readership it deserves."
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, a tenderly funny and unpretentiously philosophical portrait of a Glasgow family in turmoil. Read full book review >

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V. GOLIATH by Karen Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Provocative and well told, offering comfort food to both those who believe that trial lawyers are leading the country to ruin and those who believe they are our salvation."
Intriguing portrait of one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, and a fine brief on how a certain kind of law is done: slowly, thoroughly, and very expensively. Read full book review >

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FERAL CITIES by Tristan Donovan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"A clear demonstration that the world's cities are full of nonhuman life, best read in small doses, say a chapter at a time on one's daily commute to and from the city."
Exploration of the creatures that share our urban centers, including giant house-eating snails in Miami, leopards in Mumbai, wild pigs in Berlin and red foxes in London. Read full book review >

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ENTERING THE MARE by Katie Donovan
Released: March 30, 1998

"Donovan's trite phrases (—two ripe melons— for breasts; —the big apple— for NYC) indicate her general inattention to detail'she sacrifices language for visceral appeal."
The second book of poems by the young Irish journalist isn—t as full of bodily functions and sexy paganism as her first (Watermelon Man, 1993), and that's a relief, though Donovan still personalizes her more political verse about hunger strikes (—Strike—), greed (—Hunger at Doolough—) and —toxic waste— (—Out of Her Clay—). Read full book review >

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AFTERMATH by Donovan Webster
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1996

"A horrifying reminder that the full costs of this century's wars have yet to be calculated. (Author tour)"
An eloquent and startling reminder of the long-term, even permanent, destruction wrought by this century's wars. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S SNARE by Michael Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2015

"A slick, dynamic mystery that confronts readers with just how many sides a story can have before we get to what matters: the truth."
Donovan's (Behind Closed Doors, 2013) second adventure of hard-boiled Eddie Flynn is a story steeped in the harsh realities of kidnapping, tabloid journalism, and good old-fashioned detective work. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2008

"A worthy companion to Jay Monahan's Custer, Evan S. Connell's Son of the Morning Star and other standard studies of the famed cavalryman."
Comprehensive account of George Custer's career. Read full book review >

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JULIUS WINSOME by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Finely tooled outsider fiction, as chilling as it is ultimately humane."
Man loses man's best friend, decides the rest of humanity is to blame. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A memorable tale of an unsung American hero, and a worthy history lesson as well."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsday reporter Donovan, now retired and a race-car driver, follows the hard-luck career of a man who challenged NASCAR's racial barrier in the 1950s. Read full book review >