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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MY HEART IS BOUNDLESS by Eve LaPlante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A compelling documentary portrait of the real Marmee, whose life provided the impetus for Little Women and who emerges here as a noteworthy woman in her own right."
This revealing collection of Abigail May Alcott's writings provides previously unknown details of the life of a 19th-century daughter, sister, wife and mother who associated with transcendental luminaries, suppressed her own dreams to provide for her family, inspired her famous daughter Louisa, and remained an ardent reformer for abolition and women's rights. Read full book review >

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DEADLY INTENT by Lynda LaPlante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"The criminal conspiracy is menacing, even monstrous, but no more interesting than the authentically tedious interrogations."
The killing of an ex-cop in a drug squat sends DI Anna Travis searching for the most wanted dealer in England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"A well-done study. (Line drawings—not seen)"
What did Moses, Van Gogh, Lewis Carroll, and Dostoyevsky have in common? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Thoroughly researched and moving—will appeal particularly to 19th-century women's history buffs, Alcott fans and Little Women aficionados."
Revisionist dual biography shows just how much iconic children's author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) "was her mother's daughter." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A reformative, assenting spin on Salem's hellfire and brimstone history."
LaPlante (American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans, 2004, etc.) again plumbs her family lineage to reanimate the life of the only contrite Salem Witch Trial judge to make amends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2004

"Hutchinson's courage is beyond question, but LaPlante never manages to make her any more sympathetic than her Puritan opponents."
An attempt to place Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) as an early feminist, after being expelled from Massachusetts Bay colony in 1638 on charges of heresy and sedition. Read full book review >

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KISS, KISS by Jennifer  Couëlle
by Jennifer Couëlle, illustrated by Jacques Laplante, translated by Karen Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"'Because a day without kissing / has something missing.' (Picture book. 2-6)"
A rhyming celebration of kisses of all kinds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2017

"Practical, applicable health guidance validated by a remarkable collective of revered Chinese elders."
A career physician touts the prescription for a long, healthy life span. Read full book review >

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MURPHY IN THE CITY by Alice Provensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For children who love their dogs, hate long car rides, and fear the new and different (until they try it), much will be comforting in this unassuming, appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The multicolored paw prints that cover the endpapers signal the return of Murphy-Stop-That, a small, loud terrier who lives on a farm (A Day in the Life of Murphy, 2003). Read full book review >