Search Results: "Anne Fadiman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WINE LOVER'S DAUGHTER by Anne Fadiman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Reading this daughter's graceful, often melodious billet-doux to her father is not unlike imbibing several equally felicitous glasses of wine, their salutary effects leaving one pleasantly sated."
Fadiman (At Large and at Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist, 2008, etc.) decants a harmonious blend of biography, wine lore, and memoir in this account of a literary daughter's relationship with her celebrated literary father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"A brilliant study in cross-cultural medicine."
A vivid, deeply felt, and meticulously researched account of the disastrous encounter between two disparate cultures: Western medicine and Eastern spirituality, in this case, of Hmong immigrants from Laos. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2003 by Anne Fadiman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 10, 2003

"Maybe Dave Eggers is skimming off all the out-there material for Best American Nonrequired Reading (p. 1033); at any rate, this year's model could use a little more variety and excitement."
The venerable series becomes, essentially, a bound edition of the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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EX LIBRIS by Anne Fadiman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Instead, she's intelligently entertained by books—and she's entertaining."
Award-winning journalist and editor Fadiman (The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, 1997) comes from a bookish family (her father is Clifton Fadiman). Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU ARE CAMPING by Anne Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Just right. (Picture book. 3-6)"
So many things to do in the great outdoors! Read full book review >

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THE RED SCARF by Anne Villeneuve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A plucky and fully enjoyable adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's just another day for Turpin, a mouse taxi driver, until a mysterious passenger leaves a red scarf behind. Read full book review >

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BUNNY’S EASTER EGG by Anne Mortimer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Still, there's not much that will endure here—it's as sweet as a chocolate egg and will last about as long. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bunny is tired after a long night distributing Easter eggs. Read full book review >

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AT THE FIREHOUSE by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Rockwell at her best: lively, informative, and tuned to the sorts of details that fascinate younger children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Fledgling readers will happily tag along as a firefighter squires two young visitors through firehouse doors for a glimpse behind the scenes and chances to sit behind the wheels of a pumper truck and a ladder truck. Read full book review >

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POSSUM'S HARVEST MOON by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The animals sit inside the page borders like toys inside a box; these diorama-like nighttime scenes, with a huge harvest moon hovering above the horizon, have a hushed mystery that enhances the charms of the text. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Possum wakes up one autumn evening and sees the biggest moon ever—a moon that calls for a pre-hibernation celebration. Read full book review >