Search Results: "Thea Guidone"


BOOK REVIEW

DRUM CITY by Thea Guidone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"But be forewarned—anything even remotely drum-like will not be safe for the rest of the day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A driving beat powers this simple story of a boy who, merrily drumming with kitchen utensils, summons all the neighborhood kids to join him. Read full book review >

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VANISHING POINTS by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Sometimes cerebrally overengaged in style, but always fresh and inventive."
Throughout this Australian writer's harsh-to-playfully satiric novels (Hunting the Wild Pineapple, 1991, etc.), the massive idiocy of institutionalized greed—an individual's or a country's—is dismembered sinew-by-socket. Read full book review >

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THE SLOW NATIVES by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"With humor and bite, then, some deep discoveries about shallow lives."
The work of this Australian writer (Vanishing Points, 1992, etc.)—in a diction studded with some breathtaking images and conceits—continues to strengthen in depth and focus, and Astley again penetrates the shrouding canopies of loneliness to find the hope of rescue. Read full book review >

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FALLING LIGHT by Thea Harrison
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Beautifully written, boldly imaginative, action-packed and captivating."
Part of an ancient contingent sent to Earth to destroy the Deceiver, Mary and Michael have lost nearly all of their friends over the thousands of years they've existed here, but now, despite exhaustion and grief, victory may be in sight for the soul mates. Read full book review >

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CODA by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Astley is a marvelous writer and a hilarious, merciless, and poignant truth-teller."
A spare, sharp-boned bird of a novel, whose song is wrenchingly sad yet full of indomitable spirit. Read full book review >

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THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE by Thea  Goodman
Released: March 5, 2013

"A chamber piece. Goodman can be perceptive, but her morality tale is trite."
Six months after baby makes three for a comfortable Manhattan couple, mother has turned distant and despondent while father is acting borderline delinquent. Read full book review >

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The Curious Solitude of Anise by Thea Swanson
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"A concise, cautionary tale about a woman exchanging pain for trust."
In Swanson's debut novel, food provides more than physical sustenance for an introverted baker. Read full book review >

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WHO YOU CALLIN’ CHICKEN? by Thea Feldman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Still, audiences will crow over it. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
This quick tour through the wacky world of exotic chicken breeds combines show-stopping color photos with breezy, lightly factual commentary. Read full book review >

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER by Thea Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fans of the TV special will be drawn to this edition of the beloved story; others may want to check out the new interpretation of the original story by Robert L. May, publishing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The version of the holiday story that has been shown on television for the past 50 years is the basis for this interpretation of Rudolph's tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A reflection on psychiatric care that combines emotional poignancy and intellectual astuteness."
A debut author recollects her daughter's torturous battle with mental illness and delineates the virtues and vices of psychiatric treatment in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF WHALE ISLAND by Thea  Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"For Stilton readers who prioritize interpersonal relationships and friendship over mysteries and action. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
The first book in the graphic-novel spinoff of the Thea Stilton chapter books, themselves spinoffs of the Geronimo Stilton franchise. Read full book review >