Search Results: "Brooke Shields"


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THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL by Brooke Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Shields writes with considerable reflection; she's done the hard work of making sense of the contradictions in her mother, and now we get the benefit of her sharing what she's learned."
Shields reflects on the protective—and stifling—relationship between her and her mother. 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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WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD, BABY by Brooke Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

Celeb-cum-mom-cum-children's author Shields offers up to shelves glutted with new-sibling celebrations a relentlessly cheery big sister's promises of happy times together. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON BROOKE STREET by Neil Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

In his debut novel, Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall (1991), Bartlett explored contemporary gay themes in a shadowy fable-like setting. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2004

"Bold criticism from a knowledgeable, bright writer who would rather declare than question, speculate, or wonder."
A collection of previous published essays/reviews about writers ranging from Samuel Pepys to Sinclair Lewis and beyond. Read full book review >

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UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE by David Shields
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Uneven but mostly sharp and appealing."
An assortment of musings, cultural critiques, and memoir. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PORTRAIT by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"<\b>Lovely writing and evocative details salvage a thin story."
A moody novel about disfigured soldiers and hard-won love set in an English country manor during World War I. Read full book review >

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UNLESS by Carol Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2002

"The philosophical questions don't emerge with the same brilliance as Shields's portrait of the writer or her modest claim for the importance of a female perspective on tragedy. Still, there's enough here to maintain her claim as one of our most gifted and probing novelists."
From Pulitzer-winning Shields (The Stone Diaries, 1994, etc.), a tale about existential disarray that's spiked with feminist outrage and leavened with womanly wit. Read full book review >

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THE FIG EATER by Jody Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Another time and place made real; a pleasure for some, excessive for others."
After her nonfiction fashion books, All that Glitters and A Stylish History (not reviewed), Shields debuts with a novel about murder, superstition, and bourgeois sexual intrigue all set, somewhat self-consciously, in 1911 Vienna. Read full book review >

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HAPPENSTANCE by Carol Shields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"They're not the equal of The Stone Diaries; still, the husband and wife, baptized by brief separation, meet, literally, in the middle of the book, and that sensation—of matching the physical object of the book to the story—is worth the price of admission."
Canadian Shields, whose The Stone Diaries (see below), is being released simultaneously with this short pair of midlife- crisis novels, has become prolific and good enough to earn comparison with Margaret Atwood. Read full book review >