Search Results: "Carol Crane"


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THE HANDKERCHIEF QUILT by Carol Crane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Although the story has emotional potential, it isn't been realized in this telling. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When frozen water pipes break, flooding the school, longtime elementary teacher Miss Anderson rallies students and their families to make a quilt from handkerchiefs she's collected, gifts from those she's taught over the years. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST BE THIS HAPPY TO ENTER by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Too often exalts glibness over insight."
Bad reality-TV concepts and self-help jargon dog the protagonists of Crane's third collection (All This Heavenly Glory, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 2, 2011

"This quick read is a mixed bag of dark, disturbing stories, with a couple of literary gems."
A collection of contemporary short stories with some touches of magic realism. Read full book review >

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SOLD TO MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"So although this entry in the long-running series (Miss Seeton Rules, 1994, etc.) has more mystification and less pottering about the village than usual, you'd need a Ouija board to put together the pieces before, or even after, Miss Seeton."
A crime wave in Miss Emily Seeton's placid corner of Kent? Read full book review >

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SYMPATHY by Dede Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2006

"An affecting work with a ring of authenticity."
Crane's intensely engrossing, well-wrought debut explores an unorthodox relationship between a trauma victim and her doctor in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Long and densely packed, but full of revelations about this important avatar of American Modernism. (illustrations, not seen)"
From the poet Hart Crane's surviving 1,200 letters, a choice selection of 350 (141 published for the first time, and others for the first time in full) that shed substantial light on his creative process, his aesthetics, and the key moments of his life. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP by E.M. Crane
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2008

"Still, fans of Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen will probably enjoy it, and readers can hope that Crane's next plot lives up to her prose. (Fiction. YA)"
A thoughtful, lonely girl with a difficult mother and a fear of bullying, Andrea Anderson watches her classmates (a metaphor of stage and audience recurs throughout but doesn't quite gel) and stagnates. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AFFAIR by Caprice Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Has some biting moments, but Brett and Layla's often silly problems don't always make for compelling conflict."
Coming-of-age comedy meets Gen Y love story in this tale of a rough patch in a young marriage, made worse by the wife's extremely close connection to his family. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF GREAT THINGS by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Her mother is right: one wishes this endearing stylist, reminiscent of Elizabeth Gilbert, would have done it the easy way. A memoir would have been just fine."
In a series of autobiographically inspired vignettes, a novelist reimagines her mother's life and revisits her own. Read full book review >