Search Results: "Carol Anshaw"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY IN THE CORNER by Carol Anshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2002

"Not a false note anywhere in a story that's as entertaining as it is wise. Anshaw just keeps getting better."
A tender comedy of contemporary manners from Anshaw (Aquamarine, 1992, etc.), centered on a mother and daughter who love each other but can't quite connect. Read full book review >

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CARRY THE ONE by Carol Anshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Sharply observed and warmly understanding—another fine piece of work from this talented author."
From a 1983 wedding through Election Day 2008, Anshaw (Lucky in the Corner, 2002, etc.) tracks a Chicago family unsettled by a fatal accident. Read full book review >

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SEVEN MOVES by Carol Anshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 1996

"Clever, well-crafted, and deft: Anshaw draws her characters with an unsparing hand that is guided by a remarkably sympathetic eye. (Author tour)"
A pleasantly ambiguous psychological-suspense novel from Anshaw (the award-winning Aquamarine, 1991), who shows us once again that a good story can be told as much by what it holds back as by what it offers. Read full book review >

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AQUAMARINE by Carol Anshaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1992

"Still, the results are intriguing—an imaginative, original work."
For those with a yen for a choose-your-own-adventure novel, Village Voice Literary Supplement contributor Anshaw (author, as Carol White, of They Do It All With Mirrors, 1978) establishes the character of a young Olympic swimmer and then offers three separate versions of her destiny—all of them equally depressing. Read full book review >

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ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CAROL by Sara Teasdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"An attractive addition for the Christmas shelf. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
Gottlieb's boldly contemporary art (see Melrose Cooper's I've Got a Family, p. 719) pairs surprisingly well with Teasdale's verse (c. 1937); though traditional in form, her poem has a concise directness and energy that match the artist's simple forms, broad lines of rough black, and assertive colors. Read full book review >

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A SATAN CAROL by Alan S. Kessler
Released: Dec. 26, 2011

"Fans of the macabre will enjoy this novel approach to a timeless struggle."
Set during the Great Irish Famine of the mid-1800s, first-time author Kessler's tale of horror centers on an unforgiving landlord and his quest for the "golden soul." Read full book review >

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A MIDNIGHT CAROL by Patricia K. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A much better book than another Christmas tale Dickens penned about this time (see The Life of Our Lord, below)."
Poor Charley Dickens! Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CAROL MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Meier, queen of WASP mayhem, ends by showing mercy to all her characters, even outside agitators with foreign-sounding last names. God bless us, every one."
A couple of Scrooges threaten to wreck the fragile economy of Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A unique, ageless Yuletide treasure for fans and collectors alike."
A perennial holiday favorite is immortalized with a singular trade edition of the original manuscript. Read full book review >

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THE HURON CAROL by Jesse Edgar Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Readers may prefer Frances Tyrrell's version (Eerdmans, 2003) that strays from nature and has more of a liturgical feel—with illustrations that show authentic clothing and setting. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Legend has it that a Jesuit missionary, Father Jean de Brebeuf, created this Christmas carol in 1641 for the Huron Indians with whom he was working. Read full book review >