Search Results: "Tony Dunbar"


BOOK REVIEW

TONY by Ed Galing
Kirkus Star
by Ed Galing, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Readers will hear the 'clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop' in every image of this astonishing book. (Picture book. 2-12)"
Poet Galing (1917-2013) leads Tony, a dairy delivery horse, through the veil of memory, encantatory phrasing—circling and repetitious—calling him plodding from pre-dawn into the present, his sturdy flank barely expanding with the effort. Read full book review >

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DUNBAR by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A superb, assured reminder that as flies to wanton boys are we to the gods—and that ain't good."
A brilliant reworking of William Shakespeare's King Lear for our day. Read full book review >

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TUBBY MEETS KATRINA by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The most unconvincing note is the suggestion that settling Bonner Rivette's hash will straighten things out. If only."
Dunbar ushers in the era of Hurricane Katrina fiction. Read full book review >

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SHELTER FROM THE STORM by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Disaster Lite, with just enough nefarious plotting to punch up the drolly understated tableaux till you can't help laughing, and just enough menace to make you feel you aren't really missing anything by picking Tubby over the special-effects spectaculars at the local flick."
Nothing in the recent climactic southeast hurricanes of Edna Buchanan or Julie Smith will have prepared you for Dunbar's uniquely laid-back approach to natural disaster. Read full book review >

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TRICK QUESTION by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 1997

"Fans of jocular Tubby (City of Beads, 1995, etc.), though, will drink up the convivial New Orleans atmosphere, and the spectacle of a lawyer whose co-counsel declines to examine a witness because his doctor's ordered him to avoid conflict."
Some people are always ready to jump to conclusions. Read full book review >

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CROOKED MAN by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 1995

"Tubby and his town are fine company, but even the easiest mouthpiece in the Big Easy ought to have a tighter plot than this."
Everybody thinks New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet knows where to find the $950,000 the DEA missed when they caught Tubby's client Darryl Alvarez unloading bales of marijuana from a vanished boat. Read full book review >

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CITY OF BEADS by Tony Dunbar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1996

"Dunbar's understated, syncopated delivery makes you wonder if there are enough honest men in New Orleans for a rubber of bridge."
The role of righteous avenger doesn't really suit comfy New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet, but it looks like he's stuck with it when he ends up in the middle of three do-good cases. Read full book review >

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TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sage advice well worth offering, as closing scenes of realistically uneasy sibling détente demonstrate. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stuck between Big Sister and the Bothersome Babies, Tony Baloney the macaroni (penguin, that is) can't help acting out sometimes—which leads to a fast getaway into the cardboard hidey-space in his room "for maybe a year, or maybe twenty minutes" with his best stuffed buddy, Dandelion, followed by a parental admonition to apologize nicely. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This is likely to soothe the fears of those similarly nervous about their ability to follow the school rules. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Tony Baloney doesn't have to worry about sibling problems today—it's the first day of school. But will he be better able to behave there? Read full book review >

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BRINGING TONY HOME by Tissa Abeysekara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A sophisticated jigsaw of a book, sensitively—sometimes stiflingly—mixing memory and history with regret and rites of passage."
Sri Lankan director-turned-novelist Abeysekara (In My Kingdom of the Sun and the Holy Peak, 2004, etc.) evocatively combines fiction and autobiography in an award-winning novella and three short stories. Read full book review >

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TONY PARTLY CLOUDY by Nick Rollins
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A consistently engaging dramatic thriller."
A popular meteorologist with a knack for accurate predictions clashes with gangsters in Rollins' debut thriller. Read full book review >