Search Results: "Alexandra Aldrich"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASTOR ORPHAN by Alexandra Aldrich
Released: April 16, 2013

"Vividly gothic family romance."
In this novelistic debut, a poor girl with a rich pedigree remembers coming-of-age in the decaying shell of her family's once-grand Hudson Valley home. Read full book review >

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WAVEFORM by Marcia Aldrich
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 15, 2016

"Eclectic and always engaging."
Essays by 30 contemporary women writers whose work has helped remake the nonfiction literary landscape. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Too clever by half, but not personal enough to be whole, despite its encouraging conclusion."
First-time author Aldrich has certainly penned an original work, but it's one that tries too hard to be worldly and jarring. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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SUSAN B. ANTHONY by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"She said, 'Failure is impossible,' and she was right, but unfortunately her steely determination does not come through in this book. (timeline, bibliography, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Susan B. Anthony worked to win women the right to vote her whole long life, but she did not live to see it done. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"She infuses the story with Montgomery's emotions by quoting from her writing, sourcing the quotes in the backmatter. (list of books, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A gracefully written and prettily presented account of the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL ADAMS by Alexandra Wallner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 2001

"This intelligent, early feminist and civil-rights advocate deserves better. (Biography. 8-10)"
Abigail Adams, wife and mother of American presidents, with a remarkable story of her own, gets a rather dull introduction to her life in Wallner's (Sergio and the Hurricane, 2000, etc.) picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST AIR VOYAGE IN THE UNITED STATES by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1996

"In few pages and relatively few words, Wallner (Beatrix Potter, 1995, etc.) conveys plenty of information about Blanchard and his preferred means of transport. (notes, glossary) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A charming book biography, subtitled ``The Story of Jean- Pierre Blanchard,'' about an early aeronaut and his 1793 balloon trip across New Jersey, as he might have narrated it. Read full book review >

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CARL'S MASQUERADE by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"Painted with more impressionistic freedom that others in the series, as befits the imaginative subject; fans will find Carl as sweet and his exploits as appealing as ever. (Picture book. 3+)"
This time the popular Rottweiler, baby on his back, follows his charge's parents to a costume ball where—among other imaginatively got-up people—they see a buxom lady dressed as the baby, complete with a model of Carl that she seems to be riding. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"A largely admiring mosaic with some pieces that glisten and illuminate."
Freelance writer and editor Aldrich (Old Money: The Mythology of Wealth in America, 1996)—the former Paris editor of The Paris Review—presents a disjunctive but often affecting cut-and-paste oral biography of Plimpton (1927-2003). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2000

"Despite a dry style and a tendency to lose the narrative thread in a glut of meticulous research, Aldrich provides an important supplemental history in an area that has been long dominated by a western focus on WWII's European theater. (21 b&w illustrations, 6 maps)"
A detailed study of the formation and interactions of both the British and American intelligence agencies in the Pacific theater of WWII. Read full book review >

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YOUNG WIDOWS CLUB by Alexandra Coutts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Tissues not required. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Tamsen Baird has always lived a different kind of normal. Read full book review >