Search Results: "Camille Kingsolver"


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CAMILLE CLAUDEL by Anne Delbée
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"A sorry tale of a wasted talent and life that deserves something better than this melodramatic, impressionistic account— an account long on effects and short on insight. (Includes 16 pp. of original photographs of Claudel's work and life.)"
From French author and producer DelbÇe, a fictionalized biography of current French feminist martyr Claudel, whose ill- starred life has also been the subject of a 1989 movie (Camille Claudel), as well as a play by DelbÇe. Read full book review >

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BONJOUR CAMILLE by Felipe Cano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Active and artistic young girls are not unknown in picture books, but Camille certainly makes herself heard among the others in the pantheon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A free-spirited girl celebrates the morning in so many ways. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"Readers frustrated with the unhealthy, artificial food chain will take heart and inspiration here."
With some assistance from her husband, Steven, and 19-year-old daughter, Camille, Kingsolver (Prodigal Summer, 2000, etc.) elegantly chronicles a year of back-to-the-land living with her family in Appalachia. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL by Alma H. Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Overall, though, a provocative rendering of female genius wrestling for recognition in the male-dominated art world."
In a fictionalized treatment, the French sculptor looks back on her sometimes ecstatic, but mostly tortured life. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS... by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"But at heart, Camille's a survivor, 'born with the power to bounce back,' which she does with surprising panache and hope in this touching debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Camille McPhee's father warns her: "Don't expect life to be fair." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Two tales with some good moments hampered by awkward, skimpy storytelling."
In this YA novella and short story, two different young women must figure out their romantic attachments. Read full book review >

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THE LITHIUM MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Everything else is old, borrowed, or blue."
When Michael Deramo, a custodian for the Charger Street laboratory, is found garrotted to death shortly after agreeing to accept $100,000 for forgetting an incriminating conversation he overheard about the lab's lithium program, Sgt. Read full book review >

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PIGS IN HEAVEN by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1993

"Not the truly wonderful book it might have been—characters who seem important disappear; carefully marked trails turn out to be merely picaresque, leading nowhere—but a terrific read nonetheless."
For what's hoped to be a "break-out book," a greatly gifted storyteller returns to the characters and settings of her celebrated first novel (The Bean Trees, 1987). Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS by Camille Yarbrough
Released: Jan. 3, 1989

Angie learns to take pride in her African appearance and heritage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1989

"A better read would be Kingsolver's own short story 'Why I Am a Danger to the Public' (from Homeland), which needs fewer than 20 pages to present a vivid fictionalized version, including violent hostility between striking and scab families; the arrival of heavily armed State Police; evictions from company housing, etc. Provocative but limited: the makings of a few excellent magazine articles fall short as a book."
Acclaimed fiction-writer Kingsolver (The Bean Trees, 1987); Homeland and Other Stories, p. 572) worked as a journalist covering the strike against the Phelps Dodge Copper Corporation (June 1983 to about December 1985) that shook the economic and social order in several isolated Arizona towns. Read full book review >

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HOMELAND AND OTHER STORIES by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1989

"No crescendos here, then, but, still, a lovely repertoire."
From the author of the well-received The Bean Trees (1987), 12 far-reaching and mostly affecting stories that seem wise in the ways of many places—from Kentucky to Arizona to the island of St. Read full book review >

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PRODIGAL SUMMER by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This deservedly popular writer takes risks that most of her contemporaries wouldn't touch with the proverbial ten-foot pole. Prodigal Summer is another triumphant vindication of her very distinctive art."
A complex web of human and natural struggle and interdependency is analyzed with an invigorating mixture of intelligence and warmth. Read full book review >