Search Results: "Cecily von Ziegesar"


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DARK HORSES by Cecily von Ziegesar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A soap-operatic blend of Romeo and Juliet and My Friend Flicka. Yikes. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A troubled teen finds her temporary soul mate in a troubled horse. Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE ME by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Getting it all sorted out is the fun of it, and like its predecessor, it's a highly enjoyable speedboat of a read, zipping along at lightning speed, leaving adolescent angst, wounded egos, and Manolo Blahnik mules in its wake. (Fiction. YA)"
Continuing her soap opera saga where Gossip Girl (p. 580) left off, von Ziegesar again has her mostly rich, private-school crew of privileged Manhattan teenagers partying at elegant eateries, drinking booze, and shopping at high-end stores, but also thinking about college. Read full book review >

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GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"That caveat aside, girls should find this lightweight novel spicy, entertaining, and their own trashy fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Deliciously catty and immediately engrossing, this is the ultimate beach read for teenage girls, offering them a titillating peek into the heady world of Manhattan's well-heeled teens, private-school kids who "have unlimited access to money and booze," and—since their prominent self-involved parents are terribly busy and largely disinterested—"tons of privacy" as well. Read full book review >

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THE LOOKING GLASS BROTHER by Peter von Ziegesar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"In a memorable memoir reflecting identity, von Ziegesar tells of his stepbrother's wounds, both psychic and grievously physical, occasionally with fraternal irascibility and more frequently with candid understanding."
A scion of the East Coast upper crust contends with his family, especially one particularly difficult kinsman. Read full book review >

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THE EMANCIPATION OF CECILY MCMILLAN by Cecily McMillan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A revealing memoir, though one that perhaps reveals aspects of the author's character she didn't intend to showcase."
In her first book, Occupy Wall Street protester McMillan tells the story of her arrest, trial, and imprisonment and the personal history that shaped her activism. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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VON LAGERHAUS by Dave DiGrazie
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A thoughtful, charming story of transformation and self-knowledge."
A group of strangers traveling through a surreal afterlife learn about themselves and each other as they seek a mysterious man named Von Lagerhaus. Read full book review >

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VON BRAUN by Michael J. Neufeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2007

"Densely packed with political and technical detail, but nonetheless engrossing: the defining work on a still-controversial figure."
Judicious biography of the Nazis' chief rocket designer, who went on to lead the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Johnny's'' romp through world affairs is dutifully recounted, the private motivations of this hard-drinking, power-loving genius remain, in quintessential 50's style, drowned in nervous laughter. (B&w photos—16 pages—not seen.)"
Macrae, former editor of the Economist and author of The 2025 Report (1985), offers an oddly jocular biography of the Hungarian mathematical prodigy who would become a highly influential cold warrior before his death in 1957—an account whose credibility is hindered by the author's unabashed reverence for his subject. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 14, 1990

Humboldt, a late 18th-century Prussian scientist, was revered by his contemporaries as "the man who knew everything." Read full book review >

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WATCH YOUR TONGUE, CECILY BEASLEY by Lane Fredrickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"This snazzy cautionary tale packs quite a bite (even with its tongue in the way). (Picture book. 4-7)"
That's right, Cecily. If you make an ugly face, it just might get stuck. Read full book review >

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HERBERT VON KARAJAN by Richard Osborne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2000

"Perhaps overlong, this gem of a biography should be the standard reference on an indisputable musical genius."
A superb biography of a great conductor who was dogged by controversy throughout his career. Read full book review >