Search Results: "Sarah Dudley Plimpton"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Hearing Plimpton's unique voice again reminds how grievous has been its loss."
A posthumous collection of diverse pieces by the writer who pioneered participatory journalism and founded the Paris Review. Read full book review >

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SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Rena Fruchter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Gracefully written, keenly observed, Fruchter's portrait limns the joys of friendship and of lives devoted to art."
Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Barbara Paskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Like Moore's career, this biography promises much but never quite delivers. (65 b&w photos)"
An overlong but insightful account of an extraordinarily gifted entertainer who has never quite found his proper niche. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MURPHY by Susan Delson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A balanced portrait of a man and a panorama of his times, told with exceptional grace."
Dudley Murphy (1867-1968) doesn't bear a household name like vaunted film directors John Ford or King Vidor, but, as chronicled by Delson, his ambitious career out-barnstormed them all—even if it often only sputtered in the public eye. Read full book review >

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MY CURIOUS UNCLE DUDLEY by Barry Yourgrau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An unsuccessful experiment by an author known to take chances in his titles for adults. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Take a world-traveling uncle with a penchant for potions. Read full book review >

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SUPER-DUPER DUDLEY! by Sue Mongredien
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Dudley's inflated ego makes him one doggy dud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A self-centered canine belongs in the doghouse. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY SARAH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Ink-and-wash drawings add visual appeal. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Naylor continues her series featuring "Idea Girl" Sarah Simpson in a pigeon disaster that takes place outside her Chicago apartment window. Read full book review >

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DIVINE SARAH by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A journey into the heart of acting that's ever entertaining but at times transcendentally overblown."
Sarah Bernhardt's declining years, as highly fictionalized as Braver's debut, Mr. Lincoln's Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING SARAH by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mooney (World Without End, 2001, etc.) offers a sympathetic protagonist in a compelling situation, and for some that will be enough to get them through the storm of wildly implausible plotting that blows up toward the end."
A young girl is stolen in a near-miss psychological thriller, Mooney's third, triggering guilt, blame, and violence as bitter by-products. Read full book review >

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THE DUDLEY FILES by Cary Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2012

"An unfocused crime novel, but an entertaining tale of companionship.
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A debut crime novel that focuses far more on comedy than mystery. Read full book review >