Search Results: "Alexandra Fuller"


BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDRA by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Once again, Erickson demonstrates her skill in limning a forceful royal who tried unsuccessfully to alter history and escape fate."
Russia's last empress receives compassionate but by no means uncritical treatment from biographer Erickson (Josephine: A Life of the Empress, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"A latter-day Silkwood, quiet and understated, beautifully written, speaking volumes about the priorities of the age."
A lyrical paean to an unsung…well, not exactly hero, but one of life's unsung people. Read full book review >

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QUIET UNTIL THE THAW by Alexandra Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A tender, wry homage to Native American wisdom and lore."
A lyrical tale of life on the Rez. Read full book review >

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LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Although her batty and unhinged relatives emerge more vividly than her taciturn husband, Fuller's talent as a storyteller makes this memoir sing."
Fuller (Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, 2012, etc.) resumes her memories of growing up in Africa in this wry, forthright and captivating memoir.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"An illuminating, even thrillingly fresh perspective on the continent's much-discussed post-colonial problems."
Fuller's debut is a keen-eyed, sharp-voiced memoir of growing up white in 1970s Africa. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Chronology; notes; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Fuller was a unique woman in the 19th century: a friend of Emerson and his circle, one of the first woman journalists in the US and its first ``female'' foreign correspondent; her tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, had a seminal influence on the early feminist movement. Read full book review >

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MISS FULLER by April Bernard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Bernard skillfully contrasts the public and private sides of Fuller, crafting a book with rich imagery, emotional depth and a poetic rhythm."
A letter from one woman to another washes ashore. This letter details the adventurous, fantastic, revolutionary life of Margaret Fuller. But will her words unite or divide? Will anyone read her letter at all? Read full book review >

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COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Gracefully recounted using family recollections and photos, the author plumbs the narrative with a humane and clear-eyed gaze—a lush story, largely lived within a remarkable place and time."
Revisiting her family story first introduced in Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (2001), Fuller (The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, 2008, etc.) employs her mother's exceptional life as a pivot point for chronicling her parent's perseverance overcoming personal tragedies and the political chaos of mid-20th-century Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2004

"A worried, restless, and haunted piece of work, tattooed and scarred from beginning to end."
The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (2002) takes a demon-haunted tour of Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the company of an ex-soldier who fought with the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 1997

"It's a tale of impossible dreams mostly fulfilled. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A biography of the unique performer once described as ``the beautiful girl who, in her floating draperies, swirls endlessly around in an ecstasy.'' With Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Read full book review >

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FULLER MAN by Diane Glancy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Well-intentioned, but more interesting for its ideas than for its characters."
The prolific Glancy (Flutie, 1998, etc.) continues her exploration of the sources and nature of religious faith. 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 >