Search Results: "Barbara Whitnell"


BOOK REVIEW

A CLEAR BLUE SKY by Barbara Whitnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"Energetically written, with believable, likable characters: a clear blue winner for Whitnell fans."
In her eighth novel (The View from the Summerhouse, p. 104, etc.), the popular Whitnell returns once more to Cornwall, where an averted disaster helps two families learn to appreciate what they have in each other. Read full book review >

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THE VIEW FROM THE SUMMERHOUSE by Barbara Whitnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

Like Charmed Circle (1994), a family mystery is the prime mover in tales of love both unrequited and triumphant. Read full book review >

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CHARMED CIRCLE by Barbara Whitnell
Released: Jan. 24, 1994

A gentle, gossipy tale set in the postwar 40's that, with copious flashbacks, autumnly illuminates a young woman's childhood and youth as shaped by involvements with a glittering, deceptively welcoming family—the family next door, which hides some guilty secrets and some rather rotten impulses. 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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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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SUITE FOR BARBARA LODEN by Nathalie Léger
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Loden fans will enjoy Léger's riffs; others may find the obsession mystifying."
French writer Léger muses on the life and work of American filmmaker Barbara Loden (1932-1980). Read full book review >

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BARBARA THE SLUT by Lauren Holmes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A first-rate first collection from a young writer you'll want to hear more from."
This sharp, sensitive debut story collection introduces us to a parade of people (and one dog) grasping their ways through complex relationships with family, friends, lovers, strangers, and, of course, themselves. Read full book review >