Search Results: "Anne Warren Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

BITTERSWEET SUMMER by Anne Warren Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"This satisfying novel is recommended for its realistic situations and nicely drawn, eminently human characters. (Fiction. 7-10)"
With her best friend away on vacation, her motherless, not-so-great friend Claire scheming to have their fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Morgan, marry her widowed father and her own mother putting her singing career above parenting, Katie's summer is looking to be more bitter than sweet. Read full book review >

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SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >

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EARL WARREN by Christine L. Compston
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 18, 2002

"But this is an adequate start. (chronology, further reading by and about Warren, index, picture credits, text credits) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Earl Warren, attorney general of Alameda County, California, and later of the State of California, then Governor of California, and finally Chief Justice of the United States, changed the judicial system and expanded civil rights and liberties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN BEATTY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1994

"No sensational revelations here: just the glitz behind the tinsel."
The author of Five for Hollywood (1991) comes up with a galloping, hard-breathing bio of Beatty that recycles the gossip about his love life against the plots of his films. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Warren Lane by Andrew Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pathos plus characters who are puppets of fate equals a pleasant melodrama."
In Diamond's debut, a random series of events leads to five adrift people tangled up in each other's lives, with sometimes-disastrous consequences. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY WARREN by Sarah Dillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple line drawings are charming. The text is a matter of taste. It will be a hit with fans of borscht-belt humor. Everyone else may be driven…CRAZY. (Graphic fiction. 6-9)"
This is a story that keeps interrupting itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARREN OATES by Susan Compo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"An informative, welcome portrait of an underappreciated American icon."
Never quite a star, actor's actor Warren Oates gets his due in a lively biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATTI SMITH by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But she and her many fans deserve better than this sometimes sensationalistic, second-hand account of her life."
Lou Reed and Keith Richards biographer Bockris offers the first full-length portrait of —70s rock icon Patti Smith, a woman whose charismatic live shows and uncompromising music earned her the moniker "The High Priestess of Punk." 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 >