Search Results: "Alice Duncan"


BOOK REVIEW

ISADORA DUNCAN by Sabrina Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"A somewhat sanitized portrait; Duncan might have preferred something bolder."
Cartoonist Jones takes an admiring glance at the truncated life and roller-coaster times of the woman who traversed three continents to revolutionize dance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN GRANT by Frances Spalding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The only thing missing from these hundreds of exhaustively researched pages is Duncan Grant. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w illustrations)"
A full-bodied but strangely affectless biography of the minor English painter and decorative artist. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT SPIRITS by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"A pleasant read that's more romantic travelogue than mystery."
A widow takes a trip to raise her spirits, only to walk into danger. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING ANGELS by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2015

"Duncan's decision to combine the talents of Daisy (Spirits Revived, 2014, etc.) and Mercy (Fallen Angels, 2011, etc.) doesn't strengthen the mystery, but the period details are charming."
A Boston Brahmin-turned-woman of the people helps solve a murder. Read full book review >

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FALLEN ANGELS by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2011

"Mercy's third appearance combines a nice feeling for life in 1920s Los Angeles with a more solid mystery than usual."
A young Boston Brahmin finds a fulfilling new life among the private eyes and criminals of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN RUMPLEMEYER’S BAD BIRTHDAY by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The Message hangs heavy over this, but Duncan's distinctive voice, plus a light touch with the moral, makes it a persuasive exercise in the benefits of socialization. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Stadler's jagged, thick-lined art may resemble William Steig's, but his young narrator is pure Jules Feiffer: "Why share? Read full book review >

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SPIRITS REVIVED by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2014

"A slight, simple mystery for readers who'd like to learn more about life on both sides of the tracks in California during the Jazz Age."
A fake spiritualist is shocked when she has a real ghostly experience. Read full book review >

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PECOS VALLEY REVIVAL by Alice Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2011

"Repetitious and inanely plotted. Unless you've a hankering to join Annabelle in dusting the shelves of Blue's Dry Goods, give this debut a miss."
Rosedale, N.M., 1923: The excitement of the annual rodeo is surpassed only by the preaching of a visiting evangelist, and of course by homicide. Read full book review >

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ANGEL’S FLIGHT by Alice Duncan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2009

"The solution is telegraphed early on, but the plucky heroine and her tough-guy boss work well together in an amusing period piece reminiscent of old Hollywood."
A rebellious upper-class Bostonian and an ex-cop gone private make for a volatile investigative team, especially in 1926. Read full book review >