Search Results: "Alice Borchardt"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE WOLF by Alice Borchardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Even stronger and deeper than The Silver Wolf."
For her fourth outing, a sequel to the well-received The Silver Wolf (1998), Anne Rice's older sister once again plays to her strengths by drawing readers into the sensibilities of her werewolf protagonists. Read full book review >

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BEGUILED by Alice Borchardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"Basically a lusty romance, with a gory overlay of duels and ambushes. (Author tour)"
Anne Rice's older sister, an energetic scene-setter, winds up her two-volume saga of tenth-century Europe begun with 1995's Devoted. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER WOLF by Alice Borchardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Top-flight fantasy."
ories, thieves' markets, and much more. Read full book review >

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DEVOTED by Alice Borchardt
Released: Sept. 7, 1995

"Overall, though: a saga densely detailed, rich, and gripping."
Anne Rice's older sister debuts with a historical, set in ninth-century Europe at the time of Charlemagne, chronicling the rise of Christianity and resistance to the Northern worshippers of Odin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2006

"Dense, but a stimulating mix of philosophy and science."
Borchardt presents the case for the scientific worldview of "univironmental determinism," a consideration of the microcosmic-macrocosmic interaction. Read full book review >

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COSMOS by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A contemporary of the French New Novelists, Gombrowicz (Bacacay, 2004, etc.) may well be the missing link between Nikolai Gogol and Nicholson Baker."
Like William Blake's poetry, Gombrowicz's darkly puckish novel, first published in Poland in 1965, strives to see the world in a mustard seed—and neither the attempt nor the results are pretty. Read full book review >

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FERDYDURKE by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Think Kafka translated by Groucho Marx, with commentaries."
Long banned in its author's native Poland, this high-spirited satire (first published in 1937, and now available in a "first unabridged English translation") on the regimentation that Gombrowicz (1904-69) foresaw as the destructive storm then approaching Europe has since been acclaimed as a modernist masterpiece. Read full book review >

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PORNOGRAFIA by Witold Gombrowicz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Les liaisons dangereuses updated by Kafka. A remarkably ugly, even repellent little tale—but in a good way."
A fresh English version of the great Polish writer's 1960 novel about middle-aged dreams and youthful obliviousness, one of his best-known works. Read full book review >

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SOLITAIRE by Alice Oseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"Still, Oseman's novel will be popular with those who worship Holden. (Fiction. 14-18)"
This debut novel evokes a classic to present a girl searching for something true. Read full book review >

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DAWN AND DUSK by Alice Mead
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"It's an important story, and any reader, young or old, wishing to know more about Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Sudan and other troubled spots of the modern world would do well to start with Mead's many informative works. (Fiction. 10+)"
It was an ordinary day when the bombs fell over Sardasht, Iran. Read full book review >

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MOLLY BANNAKY by Alice McGill
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"These don't destroy the suspense, but will compromise the accessibility of the story for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sneeze and a cow kicking over the milk launches this true tale of a 17-year-old dairymaid in England in 1683; Molly was subsequently accused of stealing her lordship's milk and brought before a court. Read full book review >