Search Results: "Syd Field"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"No one sees films quite the way Field does. An engineer's report on film construction and the view of an original thinker worth appreciating."
The master teacher of screenplay writing charts his Alger-like rise in the film world and reveals himself to be a true Hollywood character. Read full book review >

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DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR GO TO CAMP by Syd Hoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1996

"Every collection will have room for this welcome addition to the popular series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Danny and his dinosaur (who, although he has been Danny's friend since 1958, has never been given a name) are off again, this time to summer camp, and everyone has a wonderful time, including readers. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"But the good moments are far between, hardly worth slogging through the rest for."
A schoolteacher and storyteller tells his own story with scant success. Read full book review >

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LIGHTHOUSE CHILDREN by Syd Hoff
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"Cheery, but sloppy. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
What a cozy, old-fashioned world this popular author creates—and how improbable, whether it's the precarious placement of old lighthouse-keeper Sam's feet on a winding stair or the story's pat conclusion. Read full book review >

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STRANGE MAGIC by Syd Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"If Moore can find her footing then the future adventures of the Great Essex Witch Museum should make for prime guilty-pleasure reading."
A feisty Essex woman inherits a witch museum and is pulled into a hunt for the remains of an accused witch. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A feast for readers looking to taste the luxurious lifestyle of the English upper crust."
Field's debut historical novel takes a look at upper-class life in 18th-century England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While one feels only a hint of drama here, Field writes with poetic sensitivity and nuance; her rendering of a close-knit family strikes a universal chord."
A quiet collection of reminiscences and observations about modern-day Japan, framed by accounts of ministering to the author's stroke-ravaged and bedridden grandmother. Read full book review >

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MANGOES AND QUINCE by Carol Field
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Thin romantic silliness mainly, but good descriptions of the old manse in Amsterdam, and of the stuff Miranda cooks there."
Cookbook-author Field debuts in fiction with a novel that stretches hard indeed so that things culinary can provide a metaphor of closure. Read full book review >

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No Greater Love by Eris Field
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2016

"An often charming, if lightweight, tale with memorable characters and a tender love story."
When a Turkish immigrant and a Dutch psychiatrist fall in love, a devastating diagnosis threatens to separate them forever in Field's (Lattices of Love, 2015, etc.) latest romance.Read full book review >