Search Results: "Caroline Preston"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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REMEMBER THE LUSITANIA! by Diana Preston
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The dramatic cover will entice readers, and the exciting narrative will keep them riveted. (appendix, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In 1915, three years after the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, the Lusitania was preparing for her 101st eastward crossing of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A Blue Highways on horseback, well worth the trip. (Maps.)"
A torturous and sometimes comical attempt to trace Coronado's 450-year-old footsteps through the deserts and mountains of the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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WINTER'S LIGHT by John Preston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 1995

"Nonetheless, Preston eloquently describes his aching need to belong, a need that will resonate with most gay peopleand many straights as well."
An anecdotally rich yet philosophically incomplete exploration of regional and sexual identity. Read full book review >

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BREACH OF TRUST by Preston Pairo
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"A meaty, satisfying case, with professional work from all hands."
A Baltimore lawyer who's been tight with a local mobster for most of his life finds the bond getting a bit too tight when his cop brother is killed and police go after the mobster: a seventh novel from defense attorney Pairo (One Dead Judge 1993, etc.). Read full book review >