Search Results: "Alexandra Whitaker"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING SOPHIE DEAN by Alexandra Whitaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2012

"Whitaker has moments of insight, but her journey from brittle to peaceable lacks consistency or charm until its closing chapters."
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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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THE QUEEN OF KENTUCKY by Alecia Whitaker
FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Solid, just like its setting. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in small-town Kentucky, this coming-of-age story depicts the ups and downs of 14-year-old Ricki Jo Winstead as she tries on a new identity. Read full book review >

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I'm Sleeping With The Pastor! by Sena Whitaker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2013

"A bold, personal collection of a pastor's wife's experiences and advice."
An inside look at the life of a pastor's wife, along with advice on how to succeed in such a role. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The author connects the dots between tea-rooms and social change, but the picture that emerges is a rough sketch, even for its limited audience. (8 pp. color photos, not seen; 85 b&w illustrations)"
Food writer Whitaker carves out a niche—a very small niche—in history: the rise and decline of the American tea-room during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Whitaker Ringwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Readers will relish this sparkling adventure, which offers plenty of action, humor, age-appropriate danger and mental calisthenics. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Fresh voices make this story a winner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A bit more framework and background on Whitaker and some semblance of chronological clarity would have given this some lift, but sports buffs will enjoy the anecdotes."
A genial but poorly conceived series of recollections by sports announcer Whitaker, perhaps best remembered today for his coverage of professional golf. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Compelling but frustratingly narrow and not terribly convincing."
More questions than answers emerge from this intriguing look at the problematic marriage that helped spark the English Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A sometimes enjoyable but uneasy mix of memoir and baseball book."
Sportswriter and SLAM Magazine executive editor Whitaker documents his passion for the Atlanta Braves, but the results read like notes for a more ambitious book the author may have had in mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"Strong, condensed, world-weary portrait infused with hope."
The distressing, archaic treatment of Middle Eastern homosexuals is addressed in straightforward, documentary fashion. Read full book review >

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COSBY by Mark Whitaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The answer is yes, and in more ways than one. An eye-opening book and a pleasure to read."
Readable, thoughtful life of the brilliant comedian and entrepreneur. Read full book review >