Search Results: "A Band of Women"


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Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God by A Band of Women
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 3, 2014

"Though repetitive or clichéd in places, this collection's standouts far outweigh its missteps."
Nelson and Batey curate superior snippets of women's creative nonfiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Middling true crime: Cindy's story would have benefited from a better presentation."
Overheated account of murder in a tony Long Island enclave. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For those who prefer to wade in history's shallows rather than swim in its depths. (Illustrations throughout)"
An aristocratic author who claims descent from both women chronicles the decades-long battle for the attention and love of the France's Henri II between his queen, Catherine de' Medici, and his lover, Diane de Poitiers. Read full book review >

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HAPPINESS by Editors of n+1
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Sometimes-angry, always intelligent, deeply earnest, n+1, protesting against the glib, the slick and the trendy, is well-represented by this articulate collection."
The editors of the feisty literary journal celebrate their 10th anniversary with a collection. Read full book review >

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FIBS! by William of Suffolk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2006

"In that sense, it's better than a spell in the Tower of London-but not much."

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MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL SWITCH by Duchess of York
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The copyright page states that American English has been used in the book, but some readers won't know their knickers, lace-ups, and nappies from the royal family tree. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 8-11)"
A knock-off of Twain's Prince and the Pauper and myriad other tales, about Emily Jane Chornak, of Brooklyn Heights, New York, and Amanda, the princess of Powers Court, in London. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"Readers who struggle through Sokal's essay will be relieved to find the rest of the book lucid, readable, and positively stimulating."
An academic trade hournal's account of a publishing hoax that shook the academy. Read full book review >

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IN THE SPIRIT OF HAPPINESS by Monks of New Skete
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"Readers would do well to supplement the monks' discussion of lectio with the theme-and-Scripture list from Thelma Hall's Too Deep for Words or Martin Smith's The Word Is Very Near You. (14 line drawings)"
The beloved Cambridge, N.Y., monks, authors of How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend (1978) and The Art of Raising a Puppy (not reviewed), invite their audience to experience the monastic life. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 1996

"Prince Michael quickly spoils the spooky atmosphere with genre novel scenarios and New Age effects. (Author tour)"
In time for Halloween, Prince Michael of Greece (Sultana, 1983) presents the dilettantish findings of his spirit-hunting. Read full book review >

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THE WELL-MANNERED ASSASSIN by Countess of Romanones Aline
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1994

"The demarcation between truth and fantasy is unclear, but Aline's life is a fairy tale anyway, and she is as eager to show off her glamorous world as she is to create a credible thriller. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
In real life, American-born Aline, Countess of Romanones (The Spy Wore Silk, 1991, etc.) intended to retire from espionage following her marriage into the Spanish aristocracy after WW II. Read full book review >