Search Results: "Alice LaPlante"


BOOK REVIEW

A CIRCLE OF WIVES by Alice LaPlante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Love, passion and marriage reflected in a mystery's fun-house mirror."
LaPlante (Turn of Mind, 2011, etc.) returns with a character study as murder mystery. Read full book review >

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TURN OF MIND by Alice LaPlante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"A haunting story masterfully told."
LaPlante's literary novel explores uncharted territory, imagining herself into a mind, one slipping, fading, spinning away from her protagonist, a woman who may have murdered her best friend. Dr. Jennifer White lives in the dark, shadowy forest of forgetfulness. Read full book review >

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COMING OF AGE AT THE END OF DAYS by Alice LaPlante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With a satirist's eye and fleet, insightful prose, LaPlante delivers gratifying if somewhat foreseeable twists in one girl's search for salvation."
Quirky mystery writer LaPlante (Circle of Wives, 2014, etc.) switches things up in her latest tale, a spin on teen dystopian fiction with a decidedly grown-up kick. 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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Alice Chang by Robert Gilberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fast-paced technology tale with enough international intrigue and luxurious details to rival a James Bond adventure.
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In this debut thriller, an engineer investigates a plane crash only to discover a global conspiracy to hack digital satellite television systems that may involve a woman from his past. Read full book review >

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ALICE NEEL by Phoebe Hoban
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"An intimate look at one of American art history's unsung heroes."
Culture and arts writer Hoban (Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, 1998) presents an accessible biography of painter Alice Neel (1900-1984). Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"A light, travel-going pleasure. (Line drawings throughout)"
A rangy gathering of travel pieces without airs. Read full book review >

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ALICE ALONE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Her fans will welcome her back while new readers are in for a treat. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this 13th book about Alice (The Grooming of Alice, 2000, etc.), her romance with Patrick hits rocky ground, depicted in the gently realistic, often humorous, style that characterizes the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, ALICE by Barbara Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"While Davis crafts compelling characters, her overreliance on secrets and plot gimmicks muddies the narrative."
Grief remains the strongest bond in Davis' (Summer at Hideaway Key, 2015, etc.) new novel. Read full book review >

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STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Worthy, benign and readable, but not always lifelike."
First novel efficiently showcases the experience of developing early-onset Alzheimer's. Read full book review >