Search Results: "Carol Wolper"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. FAMOUS by Carol Wolper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2004

"Much fun but falls off."
Screenwriter Wolper's latest raking over of Hollywood. Read full book review >

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SECRET CELEBRITY by Carol Wolper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Amusing riffs, sharp wit, and the search for a '70s icon aren't enough to keep the action moving. Sadly, Christine's lull is far-reaching."
A Hollywood screenwriter follows her insider debut novel (The Cigarette Girl, 1999) with another girl-on-the-make story. This time the girl is 35 and what she's trying to make is a documentary film. Read full book review >

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ANNE OF HOLLYWOOD by Carol Wolper
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Although the conceit is fun, the excitement palls as quickly as the royal romance. Henry's Hollywood hegemony is never believable: Tudor travails simply do not translate well to a time and place where power, however heady, is less than absolute. Still, a worthy and at times witty effort."
Tudors in Tinseltown. Read full book review >

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THE CIGARETTE GIRL by Carol Wolper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Slick to the max: after about ten pages, Wolper's high-testosterone romp begins to sound like Cynthia Heimel on speed."
An excruciatingly witty debut from screenwriter Wolper, set in Hollywood and full of glam-girl insights on love, sex, success—and the search for "Mr. Maybe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL by Helen Ward
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The story is a gentle tribute to the animals' role in the Nativity, and a reminder that even the smallest and lowliest have gifts to give that are fit for a king. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The wise men were not the only ones who gave gifts to the newborn Jesus. 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 CAROL FOR CHRISTMAS by Ann Tompert
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Pleasant, but not destined to become a holiday classic. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-8)"
This version of the birth of the carol ``Silent Night'' stars a crew of hungry church mice, whose nibbling at the organ keys forces pastor Joseph Mohr and his organist, Franz Guber, to write a new song for the Christmas service, a song suitable for guitar accompaniment. Read full book review >