Search Results: "Trevor Norton"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2006

"A chattily erudite account of the author's personal pilgrimage."
Marine biologist Norton (Stars Beneath the Sea, 2000, etc.) chronicles his enviable peripatetic life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A seaworthy effort. (b&w photos, illustrations)"
Lively, encapsulated histories of a dozen or so adventurers, scientists, and eccentrics who experimented to discover ways to plumb the depths of the ocean, written by British scientist Trevor (Marine Biology/Univ. of Liverpool). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though some chapters (e.g., 'A Diet of Worms') shouldn't be read over breakfast, Norton conveys more than just a carnival of the grotesque; he also introduces forgotten and under-appreciated scientists whose curious curiosity saved lives."
Grab a mug of hydrochloric acid and prepare to meet some of the wackiest and wisest people in the history of science. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS FROM IRELAND by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1986

"As always, Trevor, the consummate storyteller, writes with skill and compassion as he scrupulously weighs the press and passions of time and event on restless lives straining after illusions—or held by the potency of an evil never fully understood."
Another Trevor collection of short stories is always good news, and here in these 12 tales (many previously published in The New Yorker), the author again attends to the usually sad, small defeats of victims caught in the consequences of distant searing events, betrayed by their own wrong turns or, worse, simple inadequacy. Read full book review >

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AFTER RAIN by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dependably brilliant work from one of Chekhov's most accomplished disciples."
A wonderfully affecting new collection of 12 stories by the Anglo-Irish master (Felicia's Journey, 1995, etc.), whose sympathetic portrayals of lonely, betrayed, and self-betraying people are unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF DYNMOUTH by William Trevor
Released: March 1, 1977

"Another illumination from an author only recently recognized here."
In his "unspoilt" English coastal village Trevor has planted the most insidious of bad seeds—an adolescent of a curious, arrested innocence who focuses the ache of the castaway child he was into a terrible revenge. Read full book review >

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TOMO EXPLORES THE WORLD by Trevor Lai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Well-intentioned but inconsistent, the story starts off strong but loses steam. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On an island "far to the north," protagonist Tomo does not like to eat fish, nor does he plan to become a fisherman like the other men and boys of the village. Read full book review >

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SIDELINED by Trevor Kew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Vicky's endeavors to balance her fledgling romance, soccer aspirations and a changing family structure will resonate with readers. (Fiction. 11 - 14)"
In this action-filled sequel to Trading Goals (2010), Vicky Parker enjoys being a key player on her school's soccer team. Read full book review >

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MRS ECKDORF IN O'NEILLS HOTEL by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1969

"Not Trevor's best—there's just not enough leaven for the lunatic vision—but it's a full house of believable, likable rogues and rabble, with an unexpected joker."
Mr. Trevor beams in his morality tale this time through a corrosive, middle-aged female photographer among some three-penny urban misfits in Dublin. Mrs. Eckdorf, divorced twice and brash as a blue-jay, explodes into the seedy confines of O'Neill's Hotel, its occupants and satellites placidly revolving around the silent world of its ninety-two-year-old owner, the deaf-mute Mrs. Sinnott. Read full book review >

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NIGHTS AT THE ALEXANDRA by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1987

"Trevor tales—but exquisitely detailed, perfectly modulated in its bittersweet tone, and quietly, leanly, expertly told."
A 15-year-old small-town lad in WW II Ireland expands his social horizons, and develops a romantic obsession—in this fine, characteristic Trevor story, one of the slightest (if purest) entries in the Harper Short Novel Series thus far. Read full book review >

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GIRLS I KNOW by Douglas Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"As much a love song sung to Boston as a conventional novel, and a welcome debut."
Affecting novel of love, coming-of-age and theistic ontology. Read full book review >