Search Results: "Carole Angier"


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THE DOUBLE BOND by Carole Angier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A revealing companion to Levi's own considerable body of work, and an uncommonly thoughtful example of biography as literature in its own right."
English biographer Angier (Jean Rhys, 1991) gracefully explores the life of the great Italian writer and Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >

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JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1995

"Angier is a perfect example."
A hymn in praise of all things great and small, from elephants to cockroaches, dolphins to beetles, by Meistersinger Angier (Natural Obsession: The Search for the Oncogene, 1988). Read full book review >

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WOMAN by Natalie Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1999

"Women should rejoice—and so should men. (First serial to the New York Times Magazine; second serial to Self; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Passion and intelligence meet in a gorgeous book about what it means to be a woman today, yesterday, and forever. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2002 by Natalie Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An elite grouping of very readable and informative articles on some of today's most challenging and colorful scientific issues."
Splendid anthology of the year's finest science and nature articles, curated and introduced by the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2007

"Not everything is as easy as pie (or pi) to grasp, and therein lies the excitement and challenge of science, masterfully conveyed here."
Decrying smug scientific illiteracy, New York Times science writer Angier (Woman, 1999, etc.) deftly sets forth the universally accepted principles underlying basic science that everyone should understand. Read full book review >

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SHARP HORNS ON THE MOON by Carole Crowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A strong novel, featuring an unusually scary, mercurial ghost. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A lonely fisherman's daughter finds a dubious playmate in this suspenseful ghost story, set in a remote corner of a Florida island. Read full book review >

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WOMEN OF THE BIBLE by Carole Armstrong
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book will entice both students of religion and of art history to further study, yet it stands so sturdily on its own as a satisfying survey that it's difficult to conceive of the forum in which it would not be welcome. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Armstrong (Lives and Legends of the Saints, 1995, etc.) continues her felicitous union of celebrated paintings with stories from the religious tradition, this time relating the achievements of a series of women in brief, biographical sketches and presenting their portraits by medieval, Renaissance, or 17-century artists from Cranach to Rogier van der Weyden. Read full book review >

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ISLAND GIRL by Carole Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Offbeat motivation, exotic ambiance, and some quirky characters: a pleasant diversion."
Another amiable adventure for Bonnie Indermill—temporary worker, permanent busybody (Good Night, Sweet Prince, etc.)—this time subbing for a vacationing friend at the Flamingo Cove Hotel in the Bahamas, as director of aerobics and other group activities. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MARY GABRIEL by Carole Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2002

"An evocative portrayal of a Baton Rouge childhood, but hampered by contrived 'revelations.'"
Lawrence's debut alternates between 1995 and the early 1950s as an agricultural pamphlet-writer gets a wake-up call from the days when she was known as Bonita Gabriel. Read full book review >

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A NATURAL WOMAN by Carole King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A warm, winning read that showcases baby-boomer culture at its best."
An acclaimed singer-songwriter invites fans into her personal life. Read full book review >

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BREATH AND BONE by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Though the plot twists are sometimes obvious, the narrative crackles with intensity against a vivid backdrop of real depth and conviction, with characters to match. Altogether superior."
Second part of a fantasy duology, following Flesh and Spirit (2007, etc.). Read full book review >