Search Results: "Alison Hawthorne Deming"


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ZOOLOGIES by Alison Hawthorne Deming
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Eloquent, sensitive and astute."
An award-winning essayist and poet contemplates the disappearance of the Earth's creatures and asks, "[w]hat do animals mean to the contemporary imagination?" Read full book review >

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TEMPORARY HOMELANDS by Alison Hawthorne Deming
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1994

"Nature writing that refreshingly manages to educate, entertain, and move without once resorting to the bully pulpit."
Elegant essays that seek to understand rather than define our relationships with nature and the places we call home, by an award- winning poet and director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

"A writer of skillful means and economy, Deming doesn't enter such terrain lightly, nor does she trifle with it: —What I am calling for is an ecology of culture in which we look for and foster our relatedness across disciplinary lines without forgetting our differences.' (Author tour)"
Poet Deming (Temporary Homelands, 1994) heads selectively for sundry outbacks in the hope of tapping wisdom from them on the prospects for our wild and open lands. Read full book review >

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HAWTHORNE by Brenda Wineapple
Released: Oct. 2, 2003

"Richly detailed and nuanced: a model of literary biography, and an illumination for students of Hawthorne's work. (For an excerpt of Hawthorne, go to www.kirkusreviews.com.)"
A thoughtful, absorbing life of the gloomy prince of American literature. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"A commendable and well-researched work. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12+)"
Whitelaw (William Tecumseh Sherman, p. 111, etc.) presents an unsentimental and clear-eyed portrait of Hawthorne in this entry in the World Writers series. Read full book review >

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ALISON, WHO WENT AWAY by Vivian Vande Velde
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2001

"The denouement, which comes in a seriocomic run to a funeral parlor the night of the eighth-grade dance, feels a little forced, but the unfolding of Susan's family's anguish is done at just the right pace, with each shard of emotion placed precisely. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Susan—who now wants people to call her Sibyl—is 14 and fiercely angry. Read full book review >

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HAWTHORNE IN CONCORD by Philip McFarland
Released: July 1, 2004

"A somber, important complement to Charles C. Calhoun's vibrant Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life (see above)."
Historian McFarland (The Brave Bostonians, 1998, etc.) paints a selective, complex, and ultimately enriching portrait of America's earliest psychological novelist in his middle years. Read full book review >

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THE ALISON RULES by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Several cuts above the standard teen-weepie. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alison Rules are never specifically codified as such, but they are all based on one organizing premise: to keep Alison from moving beyond her mother's death from cancer the previous summer. Read full book review >

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THE HAWTHORNE GROUP by Thomas Hauser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 1991

"As such, it's not half bad."
A strange hybrid from the author of Missing and The Beethoven Conspiracy: a lonely 40-ish New York woman's struggles to make it in a new career are complicated when it turns out that her boss is trying to bring the whole Third World into the Atomic Age. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING OF ALISON ALYWARD by Genevieve Lyons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Veteran Lyons (Green Years, 1989, etc.) turns in a performance as low-key, neatly written, and steadily entertaining as ever."
Mark Dangerfield, antique-book dealer and sometime detective in Maggie Thatcher's London, is asked by socialite Wendy Cadbury, a friend of his mother's, to investigate the drowning death of her young friend Alison Alyward, officially a suicide. Read full book review >

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THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING by J. Anderson Coats
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Ignore the lackluster title and cover. This one's a keeper. (Historical fiction. 8-14) "
A hardscrabble frontier girl finds happiness in hard work and compromise. Read full book review >

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ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >