Search Results: "Anne Bernays"


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THE MAN ON THE THIRD FLOOR by Anne Bernays
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Though Walter is a compelling character, this is a lackluster effort."
The love story of a kept man told from the perspective of his ardent, married, male keeper. Read full book review >

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TROPHY HOUSE by Anne Bernays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Elegantly readable and sardonically perceptive: literary fiction that doesn't put on airs."
A tart social novel from veteran Bernays (Professor Romeo, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF NAMES by Justin Kaplan
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"But unpacking what's in a name, especially in America, makes for an inexhaustible and entertaining subject for Kaplan and Bernays."
A pleasantly discursive and anecdotally informative light meditation on the ``profound, almost magical, but often unacknowledged significance'' of names. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A necessary purchase. (glossary, maps) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Her diary, a Broadway play, a movie and countless books about Anne have brought her to life for every generation after World War II. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Ronald Wilfred Jansen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A by-the-book study of Anne Frank's life that doesn't quite capture a new side to her story."
An exploration of the places and people that shaped Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Read full book review >

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ANNE SEXTON by Diane Wood Middlebrook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

Frustrated as a housewife and mother in suburban Boston and plagued by mental problems including suicidal obsessions, Sexton, beautiful, intense, and gifted, began writing poetry at age 29 on the advice of her therapist. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >