Search Results: "Anne Fleming"


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DEATH AND DECONSTRUCTION by Anne Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Byronist Fleming's first American publication is as Waspish, though not as clever, as most entries in this mysteriously mushrooming subgenre."
Yes, those hateful deconstructionists are at it againplanting a bomb in the boat returning members of the Coleridge and Other Romantic Poets Society (RPS) from their trip to the Venetian island of San Lazzaro; trashing the flat of RPS chair Martin Proctor; defacing old-money American professor Michael Pomfret's lecture notes with red ink; sending avant-garde theorist LÇon Bracousse a bogus invitation to the RPS's meeting at the Royal Institute; and disrupting the RPS conference at Norman Abbey with a bogus warning of booby-trapped doors. Read full book review >

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THE GOAT by Anne Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Lovely. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There's a goat living on the roof of a New York City apartment building—or is it merely an urban legend? Read full book review >

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ANOMALY by Anne Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Fleming's ability to fully inhabit the consciousness of her characters is flawless, as are her portraits of the ordinary and extraordinary life of adolescent girls."
Self-assured exploration of day-to-day family trauma, and then some. Read full book review >

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MARRIAGE: A DUET by Anne Taylor Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Fleming's transition from first-person opinion pieces to fiction is for the most part effortless: she's an adept writer unafraid of the darknesses (and sex lives) of her characters."
Two tight, elegantly composed and from-the-gut novellas about the rupturing effects of adultery in essentially loving marriages make up TV commentator Fleming's (Motherhood Deferred, 1994) natural first foray into fiction. Read full book review >

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AS IF LOVE WERE ENOUGH by Anne Taylor Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"A valiant effort, though the forced rapprochement with troublesome characters Louise and Michael don't sit well."
Journalist Fleming's second foray into fiction, after the charming novella Marriage (2003), delivers a 40ish New Yorker from a dead-end affair with an older man into a reconciliation with her estranged sister. Read full book review >

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MOTHERHOOD DEFERRED by Anne Taylor Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1994

"Manipulative yet effectively moving and very personal—a diary written with the benefit of hindsight. (First serial to the New York Times Magazine)"
The desperate quest to conceive, by a middle-aged, fadingly fertile woman who had nurtured her freelance writing career until the brink of too late. Read full book review >

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SUNNY BOY! by Candace Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 12, 2005

"Loosely based on a true episode that didn't have such a happy ending (only the tortoise survived), this will delight both active and armchair daredevils. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
A century in the keeping of one sedate owner after another leaves a small tortoise utterly unprepared for life with a reckless daredevil. Read full book review >

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THE EVERYTHING BOOK by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"It truly has everything. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Beginning with a brilliantly colored rooster greeting the day in "Good Morning to You!" and concluding with a mother hen cuddling her chicks in "Good Night," this compilation of rhymes, games, and learning will keep young readers busy from sunup to sundown. Read full book review >

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WHERE ONCE THERE WAS A WOOD by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Perfect for Earth Day observances, a book that's as welcome as spring. (bibliography) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Already a favorite of preschoolers, Fleming (In the Small, Small Pond, 1993, etc.) takes an appreciation of the natural world a giant step further. Read full book review >

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BARNYARD BANTER by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

Each in their niche—hens in the henhouse, mice in the grain bin, and so on—the animals make their traditional exclamations as the barnyard goose careens through, chasing a bright yellow butterfly. Read full book review >

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BUSTER GOES TO COWBOY CAMP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Buster the dog is NOT HAPPY that Brown Shoes is taking off for a weekend's R&R and leaving him at Cowboy Camp in the care of Red Boots. Read full book review >