Search Results: "Antonia Michaelis"


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THE DRAGONS OF DARKNESS by Antonia Michaelis
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"The occasional coy authorial asides may jar and the ambiguous conclusion may frustrate, but the themes of courage, sacrifice and identity will hook readers completely and send them scurrying to learn more about the exotic setting. (Fantasy. YA)"
Once upon a time there was a timid German boy whose idolized older brother was kidnapped by Maoist rebels in Nepal. Read full book review >

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TIGER MOON by Antonia Michaelis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A superior fairy tale, indeed—down to the bittersweet but ultimately satisfying conclusion. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Safia, sold by her poor, high-caste father to be a Rajah's eighth wife, knows that she faces death when her brutal husband discovers she is not a virgin. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER by Antonia Michaelis
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An unsettling tapestry of ugly secrets, violence, suspense, twisted motives and love's unfathomable ways. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The course of true love definitely doesn't run smooth when it's a relationship with a self-abusing and abused drug dealer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 7-9)"
The admirable Novello gets first-rate treatment in the new ``Hispanic Heritage'' series, aimed a notch or two higher than the picture-book crowd. Read full book review >

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ANTONIA WHITE by Susan Chitty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Fascinating not for what it reveals about White's world (which she shared with Virginia Woolf and Graham Greene, who appears briefly), but for the guileless revelations of a troubled if functioning author inventing her life. (Eight pages of b&w photos- -not seen.)"
Antonia White (1899-1980), author of four autobiographical novels (Frost in May, 1933, etc.) and unlikely heroine of the feminist movement, described the period when these diaries begin as ``chaos, misery, breakdown, analysis, divorce''—although the entries conclude with one of the happiest periods of her life. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE TWELFTH CONTINENT by Antonia Michaelis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Facile, but well-stocked with tiny people, odd little twists and narrow squeaks. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A foundling with anger issues takes on a sentient island with the same problem in this loosely linked sequel to The Secret Room (2012). Read full book review >

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ANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE by David Samuel Levinson
Released: June 4, 2013

"The foibles of novelists, critics and the people who love them are rich fodder for fiction, but weakly addressed here."
Literary success inspires only bad blood, jealousy and contrived plot twists in this debut novel by Levinson (Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will, 2004). Read full book review >

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SCHULZ AND PEANUTS by David Michaelis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"All that's needed about a prodigy of American cultural history."
The idolized comic strip and its revered creator, conjoined American avatars of the second half of the 20th century, are both fully explored in this shared biography. Read full book review >

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N.C. WYETH by David Michaelis
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

"Michaelis leaves no Wyeth neurosis unexplored, but his deliberate analysis—while infusing the text with a necessary skepticism'strips it of vitality. (32 pages color, 94 b&w illustrations)"
A measured, careful examination of the celebrated illustrator's life and art, both fused in the crucible of his family. Read full book review >

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RELATIVITY by Antonia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A charming and fresh debut placing a family's secrets in the great expanse of the universe."
An Australian family struggles to mend its rifts in time and space. Read full book review >

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CROMWELL by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Her evocation of this period's religious and political complexity exceeds even that of some scholars: 'a majestic work.'"
The popular biographer, best known for her portraits of British royalty, turns her sympathetic eye to the Puritan rebel Oliver Cromwell, another worthy subject in the Great Lives series from Grove. Read full book review >

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"A powerful, thoughtful novel that takes a long view of the Holocaust and the generations it affected."
This novel in the form of a memoir recounts the stories of a Holocaust survivor and her daughter. Read full book review >