Search Results: "Adelaide Herrmann"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A must-own for fans of magic, Steele's book is a fun peek into the history of magic's golden age."
Steele assembles the long-lost memoirs of the "Queen of Magic," a once-famous, nearly forgotten female magician. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSEHOLD GUIDE TO DYING by Debra Adelaide
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Despite the cluttered scenario and downbeat subject matter, the author's witty, perky tone and insight prevail."
Dry meditations on preparing for death and a trip down memory lane preoccupy the cancer-stricken heroine of a reflective, overburdened but not too sentimental story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH by Dorothy Herrmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"A sound work—fascinating and essential. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert.)"
Like Herrmann's S.J. Perelman (1986): a vigorous, intelligent portrait of a complex personality. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by Dorothy Herrmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 1998

"Keller's life, exceptional as it was, is no match for that of Herrmann's earlier subject, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. (64 photos) (Author tour)"
This biography ably chronicles the long, remarkable life of the deaf/blind prodigy, mystic, and socialist Keller and her longtime teacher and helpmeet, Anne Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LANDING ON MY FEET by Adelaide Godwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2014

"A lightweight tale of odds overcome; too bad the unusually talkative supporting cast shoulders most of the load and shines more brightly than the supposed protagonist. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
Turning an apparently real incident into spun sugar, Godwin sends a Spanish feral cat, trapped and transported far from home, on a feline odyssey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2001

"Before readers get to the recipes at the end of each chapter, they may well have lost their appetites."
Another tablespoon of saccharine for the gone-to-France-and-bought-a-darling-wreck-of-a-house genre, this time with recipes, from food-writer Loomis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN A FRENCH KITCHEN by Susan Herrmann Loomis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tempting and helpful guide to delectable food."
A warm invitation to the French table. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Knuckle-draggers in pinstripes will probably continue to look for the easy kill, but readers with a soul will want to sit down, uncork the highlighter and dig in."
In Good Company founders Lancaster and Abrams interview 100 businesswomen in this snappy guide to entrepreneurial bliss. Read full book review >