Search Results: "Tony Hoagland"


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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DONKEY GOSPEL by Tony Hoagland
Released: April 1, 1998

"Hoagland's dumb optimism carries some of his poems beyond their sloppy diction and countercultural correctness."
Winner of a new award in James Laughlin's honor, this second book by the New Mexico State writing professor is an uncomplicated series of autobiographical poems about being a guy, from backslapping tales of sexual exploits to the dark and dirty truths of male animalism. 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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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 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 >

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TONY AND SUSAN by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Try throwing away the rind and eating the pulp."
Twenty-five years ago, Susan Sheffield divorced her ineffectual husband Edward to marry heart surgeon Arnold Morrow. 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 AND THE PIZZA CHAMPIONS by Tony Gemignani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Depth and texture enhance the angular characters, but overall, this dry narrative lacks spice. (resources, recipes) (Picture book. 5-8)"
While pizza and all its toppings may prove a tasty topic for a young audience, the flat plot and heavy message herein will leave few readers craving a second helping. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN ARE DIAMONDS by Edward Hoagland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2013

"Hoagland's style is dense and tightly packed, each sentence weighted with significance, which makes the carnage and heartbreak he dramatizes all the more powerful."
A vision of contemporary Africa almost as horrifying as Conrad's in Heart ofDarkness, with violence flaring in all directions—toward children, toward Africans and toward NGO workers engaged in humanitarian works. Read full book review >

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BALANCING ACTS by Edward Hoagland
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Querulous, wry, and penetrating: a welcome addition to Hoagland's congenial oeuvre."
Further fractious essays from Hoagland (Heart's Desire, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >