Search Results: "Brenda Wineapple"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2008

"A moving portrait of two unalike but kindred spirits who did indeed 'Dare [to] see a Soul at the ‘White Heat.' '"
The editor criticized for dumbing down the great American poet's work gets a fairer assessment from literary biographer Wineapple (Hawthorne, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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SISTER BROTHER by Brenda Wineapple
NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 1996

"Thorough and intelligent, but lacking that final spark of empathy that distinguishes a truly exceptional biography. (b&w photos)"
Like Wineapple's Genàt: A Biography of Janet Flanner (1989), an impressively researched portrait of American expatriates—in this case, the writer Gertrude Stein (18741946) and her brother Leo (18721947), a pioneering modern art collector. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"History on the grand scale, orchestrated by a virtuoso."
A sweeping look at the Civil War in the context of its social, cultural and intellectual climate. Read full book review >

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HAWTHORNE by Brenda Wineapple
Released: Oct. 2, 2003

"Richly detailed and nuanced: a model of literary biography, and an illumination for students of Hawthorne's work. (For an excerpt of Hawthorne, go to www.kirkusreviews.com.)"
A thoughtful, absorbing life of the gloomy prince of American literature. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Infused with humor, hope and cleareyed compassion—a fresh take on an old paradigm. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Violet's a bright, engaging biracial preteen, resigned to a "predictable summer of boring nothing" in small-town Washington; happily, for her and for readers, she couldn't be more wrong. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY STREET by Brenda Seabrooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"Bucky's first dog meets a gruesome end and there are hints about Satanic involvement, but these elements clash with the apparent main plot of new-girl-moves-to-town-and-conquers-all-she-encounters-with-guts. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Arriving with their oft-wedded but currently single mom in Limbo Key, Fla., when their car dies, Courtney and little brother Bucky are not pleased with their rental on Cemetery Street. Read full book review >

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DEFINITELY COOL by Brenda Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Nevertheless, Roxanne's honesty and zeal, the affectionate bumbling of her longtime friend Rolland, and a liberal dose of contemporary slang make for an easy, timely slide through the first days of junior high. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Roxanne's exhilaration as she faces seventh grade is tempered only by her penchant for worry. Read full book review >

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WITH FULL MALICE by Brenda Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 2012

"The premise of Hill's third (Beyond the Quiet, 2009, etc.) is certainly arresting, and the story holds your interest, even though some of the complications seem pretty unlikely."
A young woman who was severely traumatized by the murder of her parents must deal with the release of their killer. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD FREUDIAN by Brenda Webster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"A fresh take on the poorlittlerichgirl theme, whinefree and surprisingly frank. (16 b&w photos)"
Soulbearing memoirs of a woman ``born and brought up to be in psychoanalysis,'' who discovers rather late in life that writing fiction has taught her more about herself than years of psychotherapy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A concrete business guide that emphasizes relationship building."
In her latest how-to for business executives, Bence (Leading YOU, 2016, etc.) proposes a people-oriented approach for leadership. Read full book review >

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GOTTA FIND ME AN ANGEL by Brenda Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2006

"Unlikely but successful combination of light humor and introspection."
Country music elegy to a long-lost woman, lesbian-style. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >