Search Results: "Anne McLean"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Many American readers may struggle with the dense narrative, but those who stick with it will become immersed in its near-hypnotic power."
An intricately fashioned blow-by-blow account of the 1981 coup d'etat in Spain. Read full book review >

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SOLDIERS OF SALAMIS by Javier Cercas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2004

"Cercas's lyric intensity becomes quite moving (especially toward the end) in a beautiful account of loss and reconciliation."
Cercas's US debut is a strange and intriguing amalgam of epic, elegy, and mystery about a journalist's efforts to uncover the story behind a soldier's quasi-miraculous escape from firing squad in the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE CAVE by Anne McLean Matthews
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"Nail-biting twists that challenge your jaw muscles."
A first novel that features familiar figures and situations but analyzes them with intense psychological understanding and moments of real literary flair. 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 >

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ANNE FRANK by Gene Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Brief glossary and bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
In ``The Library of Famous Women'' series, an easily read biography with enough historical data to provide a clear context and many photos of people, places, and events. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Willy Lindwer
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Anne Frank would have been 63 this year; Lindwer's invaluable effort picks up where the diary of the century leaves off."
An enlightening, harrowing set of first-person narratives by six women who knew Anne Frank before the war and during her final hellish months in German extermination camps. Read full book review >

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MARY ANNE by Daphne du Maurier
Released: June 18, 1954

"Not top drawer du Maurier, but a sure best seller."
A novel, quite openly based on actual historical records relating to Miss du Maurier's great, great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke. Read full book review >

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THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Javier Cercas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"In this game with and against readers, the novelist has tied one artful hand behind his back. Trouble is, the hand in front mostly points at himself, whomever that might be."
A Spanish novelist writes a novel about a Spanish novelist telling an American Vietnam vet's story, which may be apocryphal. Read full book review >