Search Results: "Brooke Kroeger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SUFFRAGENTS by Brooke Kroeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A vigorous, readable revisitation of the events of a century and more ago but with plenty of subtle lessons in the book for modern-day civil rights activists, too."
An account of the role men played in pressing the case for women's voting rights in the early years of the last century. Read full book review >

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NELLIE BLY by Brooke Kroeger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Inspiring reading for those searching out a feminist role model—or just a breathless ride through an incredible life. (16 pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A meticulously researched, consistently entertaining biography of the legendary turn-of-the-century journalist whose true adventures far outstripped the boundaries of myth. Read full book review >

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TATTOO GIRL by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Only a slightly preposterous ending mars Stevens's otherwise intelligent, poignant, and vividly imagined page-turner."
A former tiger groom again explores the lives of those who run off and join the circus—in another violent, atmospheric, and suspenseful tale from Stevens (The Circus of the Earth and the Air, 1994). Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2005

"Shields's forthright admission of feelings that many similarly afflicted new mothers deny could well spark valuable discussions about 'this large white elephant sitting in the room that no one was supposed to talk about.'"
Unsparing account of the actress's experience with acute postpartum anxiety disorder following the birth of her daughter in 2003. Read full book review >

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BENAZIR BHUTTO by Brooke Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Although drawing on only limited Pakistani sources, Allen nevertheless creates a compelling look at Bhutto's tumultuous life and Pakistan's roiling history."
A concise biography of the divisive Pakistani leader. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

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BALANCING ACT by Margaret Gurevich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A delight for fashionistas everywhere. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Superfashionista Chloe, having won the Teen Design Diva reality TV show in series opener Making the Cut (2014), begins her internship at the New York offices of one of her favorite designers.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A tribute to the remarkable strength of a family in the face of disaster."
A potently straightforward account of how Brooke Ellison managed to attend a mainstream public school and graduate from Harvard after being struck by a car and paralyzed from the neck down at age 11. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"It's too easy to get corny and cute on this subject, and Rowan succumbs—only people with terminal canineophilia will want to read this all the way through."
George Washington had one. Read full book review >