Search Results: "Alice Ozma"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"A warm memoir and a gentle nudge to parents about the importance of books, quality time and reading to children."
Reading really was fundamental for a father and daughter team who made it their nightly ritual for eight straight years. 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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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 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 >

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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 >

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AFTER ALICE by Gregory Maguire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A brilliant and nicely off-kilter reading of the children's classic, retrofitted for grown-ups—and a lot of fun."
Alice doesn't live here anymore—and Maguire (Egg & Spoon, 2014, etc.) has great fun upending the furniture to find out where's she gone.Read full book review >

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ALICE BLISS by Laura Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2011

"It feels curmudgeonly to fault Harrington's earnest, uplifting (and apolitical) approach to this topical subject, but the surfeit of sensitivity weakens its impact and the reader's interest."
Playwright Harrington's first novel, based on her one-woman musical, focuses on the upstate New York family of a National Guard reservist called into service during the Iraq War. Read full book review >

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ALICE FAYE by Jane Lenz Elder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Strictly for the fans, but for them most welcome."
Carefully rendered portrait of a once-popular but now largely forgotten screen siren, the archetypal "Fox blonde" who set the tone for Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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DREAMTIME ALICE by Mandy Sayer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Her will to be heard may be tap-danced to her father's drum but it echoes clear off the page. (Author tour)"
Winner of the Australian/Vogel Award (1989) for her first novel, Mood Indigo, and recently named one of the ten Best Young Australian Novelists by the Sydney Morning Herald, Sayer makes her American debut with this compelling memoir of her experiences while living on the edge with her father as a busker in the magical, menacing underworlds of New Orleans and the streets of New York. Read full book review >