Search Results: "Ada Calhoun"


BOOK REVIEW

WEDDING TOASTS I'LL NEVER GIVE by Ada Calhoun
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 16, 2017

"Calhoun ends with a toast that she actually would give, and it's wise and lovely."
True love never runs smooth according to these essays, which could pass as a memoir of the author's own marriage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Rather than a nostalgic lament, this revelatory book celebrates an indelible cultural imprint."
An illuminating stroll through the decades of one of the most culturally significant streets in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Zingy and opinionated, this romp through the development of American fashion gives readers a historical perspective with which to view their closets."
Fashion history meets style guide in the latest from the Project Runway mentor. Read full book review >

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HASSIE CALHOUN by Pamela Cory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"A dreary, hackneyed account of a young aspiring singer's adventures in Las Vegas."
In 1959, small-town Texas beauty Hassie Calhoun, 17, goes to Las Vegas hoping to sing at the famous Copa Room. With the help of Frank Sinatra, she loses her innocence but manages to cling to her dream of stardom. Read full book review >

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BLUE CALHOUN by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1992

Written in the almost buttery style that Price has favored since Kate Vaiden (1986), this melodrama concerns an ex-alcoholic music salesman, Blue Calhoun, living in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the 1950's. Read full book review >

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ADA POTATO by Judith Caseley
Released: March 20, 1989

Choosing an instrument is only Ada's first problem: it's not easy to make the violin play sweetly; it's hard to learn to play in time; and her sister Ellen says Ada gets a double chin when she plays. Read full book review >

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KOOL ADA by Sheila Solomon Klass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Ada's triumphs may come too easily, but they are satisfying and reassuring nonetheless. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The death of her family and loss of her home have robbed 11- year-old Ada of speech and of any interest in the world outside the children's programs on her TV set. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"The hard challenge that defeats Niven: making an exciting story when morbidity and cheap behavior are the main ingredients. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
The grim tale of an Arctic expedition that had "doomed" stamped on it from the start, told (at times over-told) by Niven (The Ice Master, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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JOHN C. CALHOUN by Irving H. Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"A fine contribution to antebellum scholarship."
A scholarly, limpid life of the southern statesman and nullifier. Read full book review >

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ADA LACE, ON THE CASE by Emily  Calandrelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The story feels a bit contrived, but Ada will be a welcome addition to the small circle of science-loving girls in the chapter-book world. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Using science and technology, third-grader Ada Lace kicks off her new series by solving a mystery even with her leg in a cast. Read full book review >