Search Results: "Barbara Hardy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"At his best, however, Seymour-Smith plays well the delicate game of reading Hardy's novels and poetry as biographical sources while chastising the critics who substitute sensational speculation for an acknowledgment that sometimes a writer just makes things up."
A scrupulous and contentious investigation of Hardy's (18401928) life and work, striking a sensible balance among his melodramatic Wessex novels, his impassioned and pessimistic poetry, and a life more mundane than other biographies have presumed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"A richly introspective biography sure to rekindle interest in Hardy's writing."
Another wonderfully readable life by veteran biographer and journalist Tomalin (Samuel Pepys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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LONDON LOVERS by Barbara Hardy
Released: July 17, 1996

"Above and beyond its ambitious structure, this polished novel of sex, love, and literature is poignant and engagingly romantic."
Described as a narrative experiment, this wildly compelling novel ostensibly depicts the tender passion of an adulterous love affair, though in the end it becomes clear that it's also a highly original meditation on the tenuous links binding fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM OF THOMAS HARDY by Floyd Skloot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"A sporadically insightful, intermittently entertaining blend of memoir, literary history, and fabulist speculation."
A man and his wife, Americans, go to England to visit sites associated with the writer Thomas Hardy; while there, the man sees Hardy in an apparition: "Something I missed," the phantom whispers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >