Search Results: "Caroline Preston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCRAPBOOK OF FRANKIE PRATT by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Lighter than lightweight but undeniably fun, largely because Preston is having so much fun herself."
Selecting from her own collection of period mementos, Preston (Gatsby's Girl, 2006, etc.) creates a literal scrapbook for a young New Hampshire woman coming of age in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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JACKIE BY JOSIE by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"As first novels go, this one's a plum."
A female grad student's coming-of-age tale, and a work so charming, wise, and self-assured it's hard to believe it's a first novel—by a Massachusetts author discovered at a Bennington writers' workshop. Read full book review >

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LUCY CROCKER 2.0 by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

"Another winner from a writer who, like Lucy Crocker, does many wonderful and clever things with consummate grace and wit. (BookoftheMonth Club/Quality Paperback Club alternate selection)"
Preston's insightful and deliciously funny second novel (after Jackie by Josie, 1997) features a memorable protagonist, the creator of a bestselling computer game, who finds herself ignored by her family and decides to fight back. Read full book review >

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GATSBY’S GIRL by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"The story is engaging as far as it goes, but such rich material cries out for greater narrative risks."
A wealthy man's daughter breaks young F. Scott Fitzgerald's heart and inspires the literature that defined a generation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Yeomanly treatment of a man who 'wanted desperately to make his fortune but was seduced by the quest for knowledge.' (65 b&w illustrations, 12 maps)"
Rich with incident and novelty, the life of a swashbuckler whose exploits and writings impressed generations of readers, including Darwin and Humboldt, though he's little remembered today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"<\b>Perhaps more than some architecture buffs may bargain for, but enriching in its historical sweep and context."
The legendary shrine to love and power viewed as a defining statement of two centuries of Moghul rule in India. Read full book review >

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ONLINE KIDS by Preston Gralla
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"A must-have for classroom and family use. (b&w illustrations, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Online guides for children are proliferating, but Gralla's, subtitled ``A Young Surfer's Guide to Cyberspace,'' may be the best so far—a compendium of basic information on the major online services, the World Wide Web, chat, newsgroups, and e-mail, along with extensive listings of high-quality sites with descriptions, rated according to usefulness and coolness, and organized by topic. Read full book review >

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EXILE HUNTER by Preston Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Pure energy in print form, whether the characters are being pursued or simply talking; Fleming has proven himself a craftsman."
In Fleming's thriller, set in the not-too-distant future and the final in the author's Kamas Trilogy (Star Chamber Brotherhood, 2013, etc.), a man sent to a labor camp plots to help a family whom he believes he's betrayed. Read full book review >

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HOMETOWNS by John Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

Nostalgia and dissociation are the main themes in this not-so- diverse collection of essays by gay men who either had to leave their old communities or have adopted new ones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2000

"A colorful and well-presented treatment of a crucial turning point in history."
A popular history of the Boxer Rebellion, which took place a century ago this year, brings its events to life Read full book review >

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THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD by Douglas Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A story that moves from thrilling to sobering, fascinating to downright scary—trademark Preston, in other words, and another winner."
"Once again I had the strong feeling, when flying into the valley, that I was leaving the twenty-first century entirely": another perilous Preston (The Kraken Project, 2014, etc.) prestidigitation. Read full book review >