Search Results: "Stephen Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

WALKING LIGHT by Stephen Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 1993

"The essays—many first published in AWP, the academic poets' house-journal—are nearly impossible to imagine as having been written by anyone other than a tenured American creative-writing teacher circa 1980's."
Dunn, a poet with eight published collections, turns to the essay with appealing diffidence but without anything especially startling or even lovely to say. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL ON THE VERGE by Pintip Dunn
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling tale with a lot of heart. (Suspense. 14-18)"
How far would you go to fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTLETOE AND MURDER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"All too true—and dull, too."
Married at last to Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher, features writer Daisy Dalrymple (To Davy Jones Below, 2001, etc.) is researching an article about Brockdene, a country estate owned by Lord Westmoor of the Helstone Norvilles but occupied by the family's Cornish branch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAYBACK by Alan Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Until the overextended epilogue, however, Dunn manages the suspense for his attractively down-to-earth hero so expertly that you may think you're reading Dick Francis without the horses."
British author Dunn's first US publication packs private investigator Billy Oliphant and his budding daughter Kirsty off on what looks like a pleasant February weekend at Forestcrag Village in the north of England as the guests of electrician Sly Rogers, Billy's old friend and sometime employee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL OF A PHILANDERER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Lacks the complexity of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and the depth of Unnatural Death, to take only two examples of genre classics actually produced during Daisy's mid-1920's idyll."
Pregnant Daisy Fletcher is on holiday with her stepdaughter and her pal near the seaside community of Westcombe, Devonshire, when their idyll is disrupted by yet another violent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD IN THE WATER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

Daisy Dalrymple, energetic young heroine of this series set in the early '20s (Damsel in Distress, 1997, etc.), is visiting the Henley-on-Thames country house of her aunt Lady Cheringham, and writing a story for an American magazine about the intercollegiate rowing events of the Thames Regatta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REQUIEM FOR A MEZZO by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"The plotting is fussy—at times absurd—but the author handles with finesse the taken-for-granted anti-Semitism of the English upper class of the era: an unexpected plus in an otherwise easy-to- take but fluffy confection."
Another adventure for the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, struggling in the years after WW I to build a writing career and to nourish a budding romance with Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher (The Winter Garden Mystery, p. 426)—both in conflict with the aristocratic strictures of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINK CADILLAC by Robert Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2001

"The drama of the hunt doesn't match the passion and life-and-death issues of the original participants, but the pervasive passion for music does provide the novel with a steady heat."
A "musical novel" about the blues and Elvis from short-fiction writer and poet Dunn pays dutiful homage to the birth of rock'n'roll through romance and a roadhouse murder mystery—but without a whole lot of intensity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEMOCRACY by John Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2006

"Essential backstory on the news from Iraq."
A timely and nuanced account of a simple word that has emerged triumphantly from history, crying, "Power to the people!" Read full book review >