Search Results: "Tom Dawson"


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PIECES by Tom Dawson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"A book of ephemera that makes up in breadth for what it lacks in depth."
Dawson offers excerpts from his novel Cottonwood (2012), a few line drawings, plus blog posts on everything from Twitter to Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING SPELL by Carol Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A nearly perfect first novel—courageous, revelatory, and, in the end, deeply moving."
First fiction that explores the simmering rage passed through four generations of emotionally stunted southern ``ladies''—an unusually confident and original debut that unveils the spiritual anesthetization behind the gracious feminine smile. Read full book review >

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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE by Carol Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Once again, Dawson proves herself an astonishingly accomplished novelist very early in her career. (Author tour)"
Dawson (The Waking Spell, 1992) masterfully incorporates her central Texas characters into a magical, multigenerational, utterly mesmerizing struggle between good and evil. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF-BIRDS by Willow Dawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An interesting, contemplative addition to the nature shelf. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of hungry ravens helps wolves hunt during the winter starving time. Read full book review >

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FREDDIE & ME by Mike Dawson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Dull and uninspiring—could definitely use some of Freddie Mercury's camp to liven things up."
Graphic memoir by a British lad who grew up obsessed by Queen and never grew out of it. Read full book review >

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THE TEAM by Dawson Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Moving, funny, and warm: executive-level African-American chick lit in which love helps put the past to rest."
Perkins debuts with an engaging romance about buppies slowly confronting and ultimately healing the scars of a violent, sexually irresponsible past. Read full book review >

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WATER SIGNS by Janet Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2017

"The amiable heroine (Cold Trail, 2015, etc.) is easy to like, but Dawson hasn't given her much of a mystery this time, and the minutely detailed look at Oakland, which considerably slows the story's pace, is most likely to interest house hunters."
An Oakland PI works to discover whether a former fellow worker's death was accident or murder. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS GAY by James Dawson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"Important for its frank sex talk but far less inclusive than it aims to be. (glossary, resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An exuberant guide to LGBT life takes the stance that "being L or G or B or T or * is SUPER FUN." Read full book review >

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DEATH DEALS A HAND by Janet Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2016

"Dawson creates a charming and intelligent heroine, but the mystery is almost an afterthought to the atmospheric descriptions of this chapter in the 21-year reign of the Zephyr, whose famous Vista-Dome cars delighted passengers with unparalleled views."
A storied train rushes toward a date with death. Read full book review >

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FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >