Search Results: "Alice Plume"


BOOK REVIEW

PLUME by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Lovely, if a bit frustrating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The double meaning of the title of this French import will likely be lost on young readers who do not know that "plume" means "feather," since "Plume" is the name of the black cat who stalks mysteriously through the pages, clearly with evil designs on the birds portrayed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SALT by Jane Langton
adapted by Jane Langton, translated by Alice Plume, illustrated by Ilse Plume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Not particularly lively, but pleasing. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
One of the Russian folklorist Afanasyev's more familiar tales (a despised youngest son woos a princess, wins out over his malicious brothers, and ensures the family's continuing fortunes by discovering a supply of salt) is gracefully recounted and set within elegant borders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NOM DE PLUME by Carmela Ciuraru
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"A collection of original literary biographies connected by a single circumstance that does not by itself suffice to pull them together."
In her nonfiction debut, anthologist Ciuraru (editor: Poems About Horses, 2009, etc.) presents brief biographies of a handful of pseudonymous authors from George Sand to the late 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SISTER ALICE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"An extravagant, surprising, often astonishing odyssey from the author of Marrow (2000), etc.: challenging and bewildering in equal measure."
Fix-up (concatenation and rewrite) of five long stories, 1993-2000. Read full book review >