Search Results: "Alice Sebold"


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THE ALMOST MOON by Alice Sebold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Sebold may have her finger on the pulse of a certain middle-aged zeitgeist here, but her navel-gazing central character is more tedious than tragic."
Sebold (The Lovely Bones, 2002, etc.) once again navigates dark territory, this time the inner landscape of a middle-aged woman who impulsively kills her aged mother. Read full book review >

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LUCKY by Alice Sebold
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Told with mettle and intelligence, Sebold's story of fierce determination to wrest back her life from her rapist will inspire and challenge."
A stunningly crafted and unsparing account of the author's rape as a college freshman and what it took to win her case in court. Read full book review >

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THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2002

"Works beautifully for so long as Susie simply tells the truth, then falters when the author goes for bigger truths about Love and Life. Still, mostly mesmerizing and deserving of the attention it's sure to receive."
An extraordinary, almost-successful debut that treats sensational material with literary grace, narrated from heaven by the victim of a serial killer and pedophile. 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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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2009 by Alice Sebold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"As worthwhile as ever—any reader will discover some new favorites here."
This year's edition of the well-known anthology engages the world. 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 >

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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 >