Search Results: "Audrey Peterson"


BOOK REVIEW

AUDREY by Alexander Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 1995

"This intelligent but surprisingly bland recounting of Hepburn's life and career leaves readers wanting someone to delve a bit more deeply. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
Only two years after her death, the exquisite Audrey Hepburn has already been the subject of several biographies; the second this year (after Warren G. Harris's Audrey Hepburn, p. 753) claims, not wholly convincingly, to be definitive. Read full book review >

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FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Audrey, 14, is on a long, slow upswing from disabling anxiety disorders that resulted from the vicious abuse of bullies at school. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN STRATFORD by Audrey Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2005

"If only history were so simple as this stroll through Shakespearean legend suggests. Peterson's heroine, who might have been plucked from the pages of contemporary romance fiction, fails, alas, to impart any flavor of Elizabethan England."
Peterson's latest period piece (An Unmourned Death, 2002, etc.) presents Anne Hathaway Shakespeare as the narrator of an Elizabethan mystery. Read full book review >

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AN UNMOURNED DEATH by Audrey Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A slightly overworked plot and an overextended cast take the edge off both charm and suspense, but there are still plenty of both in this winning story from Peterson (Murder Ad Lib, not reviewed, etc.)."
An adroit novel in the "Upstairs, Downstairs" tradition set in 1885 Devonshire, where Lady Iris, of Renstone Hall, has engaged a London detective agency to find her missing daughter Phoebe. Read full book review >

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AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A pleasant little romp. (Fiction. YA)"
This fluffy-but-fun debut novel grabs the latest slot in the growing canon of the you-don't-really-want-to-be-famous subcategory of chick-lit. Read full book review >

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AUDREY (COW) by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte's Web, all wonderful. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There's a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. Read full book review >

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LITTLE AUDREY by Ruth White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2008

"Though the real Audrey died in 1993, she shines in these pages—a beautiful, quiet heroine who takes on the burden of remembering. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
White speaks through her older sister Audrey's voice in this mostly autographical account of life in a Virginia coal camp in 1948. Read full book review >

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OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Any teen who's ever dreamed big or worshipped a star from afar will relate to this lightweight but nonetheless enchanting novel about identity and self-worth. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teen blogger obsessed with Audrey Hepburn organizes a magical weekend for fellow Breakfast at Tiffany's fans.Read full book review >

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AUDREY HEPBURN by Barry Paris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Still, all the facts are in the proper places, pleasantly displayed, and easily accessible, and that's more than can be said for most show-biz bios. (b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Vanity Fair; Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
An extended valentine to an actress we've all fallen in love with at least once. Read full book review >

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AUDREY HEPBURN by Warren G. Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"16 pages of b&w photos, not seen)."
A spiritless biography of one of the most inspiring of all motion picture stars. Read full book review >

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AUDREY HEPBURN by Diana Maychick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Hepburn lends a gripping spine to Maychick's styleless but serviceable effort. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs) (First serial to Cosmopolitan)"
Adoring life of Hepburn (``the prettiest, sweetest angel in heaven''), written with help from the actress (1929-93) herself during her final year. Read full book review >

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FOR AUDREY WITH LOVE by Philip Hopman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Bursting with color and panache, Hopman's double portrait of Givenchy and Hepburn lovingly captures one of the 20th century's most beautiful friendships. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A lavishly illustrated window into how fashion drew Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy together. Read full book review >