Search Results: "Stanley Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

SEED by Stanley Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"Gossamer-thin entertainment."
Everything must go in this playful snapshot of an end-of-life giveaway, the sixth novel from an offbeat author (Petroleum Man, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1992

"Somewhat self-conscious and static in spots, but, still, an evocative book written in clean, often startlingly beautiful prose. (Illustrations.)"
A contemplative, ``overeducated'' writer turned small-time farmer tells of his adventures planting and harvesting garlic on a semi-arid plot of land in New Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETROLEUM MAN by Stanley Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2005

"Reads like a buttoned-down Tom Wolfe."
Satirical self-portrait of a tycoon better at managing his money than his family—in Crawford's first novel since Some Instructions (1978). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY AT SCHOOL by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Here's hoping readers feel the same way about school as Stanley does; even if they don't, though, they are sure to laugh at the dogs' adventures. Where will they end up next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley's curiosity this time leads him to find out what all the kids do in school every day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY KUBRICK by Vincent LoBrutto
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 30, 1996

"A brave, and often successful, attempt to chronicle the life of a filmmaker famous for his noncooperation with chroniclers."
American cinema's least Hollywood-like director never quite emerges from the shadows in this biography, but many useful career details do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY, CALIFORNIA by Sheila Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Arlene might find a sense of home again, but she does it without much feeling of resolution."
Evans's second (after Maggie's Rags, not reviewed) is a bit like Cheever's story "The Swimmer," with less of the emotional trauma and essential mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY GOES FISHING by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"A visual conundrum that accentuates the 'art' of looking at the world in different ways. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Stanley, a fellow who sees things differently, as in his two previous stories, Stanley Goes for a Drive (2005) and Stanley Mows the Lawn (2004). Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF STANLEY by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"The real star of this competent but predictable book is Gates's marvelously detailed and luminous art; it hardly evokes 1945, but does bring to glowing, bucolic life a gentler—though war-torn—time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kinsey-Warnock (Sweet Memories Still, 1997, etc.) sets her story in 1945 when Molly's father is off fighting in the war and she, her mother, brother Tyler, and grandfather keep the home fires burning and the Victory Garden growing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

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STANLEY THE BUILDER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Nonetheless, little listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Bee's new series, Stanley the hamster explores jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SKETCHBOOK by Tom Janikowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"An elaborate morality play set among the cult of Southerners and their haunted landscapes."
Grotesque tales of the struggle between good and evil from a dark corner of the American heartland. Read full book review >