Search Results: "Tim Page"


BOOK REVIEW

DAWN POWELL by Tim Page
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Unconvincing in placing Powell at the forefront of mid-century authors, but gratifying to aficionados of New York City literary mores."
Novelist Dawn Powell is rediscovered in a kindly biography that also recalls the hard- drinking literati of Greenwich Village in the decades surrounding WWII. Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF DAWN POWELL, 1913-1965 by Tim Page
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"If these pungent and brave letters are any indication, her novels are well worth a read."
Witty, dishy, trenchant reports by novelist and short-story writer Powell to an array of correspondents, ranging from a young grandniece to Edmund Wilson, John Dos Passos, and Gerald and Sara Murphy. Read full book review >

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PARALLEL PLAY by Tim Page
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A lucid, sweetly sentimental testament to growing up different."
Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Page (Journalism and Music/Univ. of Southern California) reflects on his bizarre childhood and the late Asperger's diagnosis that brought a certain measure of clarity to his memories. Read full book review >

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BOBO AND THE NEW NEIGHBOR by Gail Page
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Larger-than-life Bobo and his feline companion are the driving forces in this offbeat tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bobo may try to be a helpful pet, but he does have a weakness for mailmen—and muffins, as he shows in Page's sequel to How to Be a Good Dog (2006). Read full book review >

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THE LOVELY AND THE LOST by Page Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"For fans only. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
The saga of a girl and the gargoyle she loves begun in The Beautiful and the Cursed (2013) continues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Vampire's Rights'' without draining too much out of us."
A survey of honest-to-goodness human bloodsuckers that manages to buffer sensationalism with sympathy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

From prolific historian Smith (Killing the Spirit, 1990; Redeeming the Time, 1986, etc.): a genealogy of democracy that rejects Max Weber's ``Protestant ethic''—which equates democracy, Christianity, and capitalism—and instead places the democratic impulse squarely in the Christian communalist tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEAN START by Patricia Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Reality's unfortunate onset becomes—if imperfectly—a romantic paeon for a lost time and place."
Neo-boho naïfs in Montparnasse take in a glamorous stranger who turns their lives upside down—in Page's portrait of 1960s down-and-out Paris. Read full book review >

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TRAGIC ENCOUNTER by Page Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As this abundantly detailed history shows, no one evades blame for the bloody past."
Rejecting an idealized version of American tribal life, a historian tells a complex story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A bit of clear thinking on some age-old questions about old age."
In a series of generally sage essays, historian Smith (Democracy on Trial, p. 767, etc.) forsakes public chronicles for the private kind as he describes the passage toward a destination from whose bourne no traveler is likely to return. Read full book review >