Search Results: "Charlotte Blessing"


BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE by David Foenkinos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A searing portrait of a brilliant artist that doesn't reveal anything new about its subject."
Charlotte Salomon, a real-life German Jewish artist, created a small but radiant body of work before dying in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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BARTHOLOMEW’S BLESSING by Stephanie S. Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The final page of this gentle story shows an outdoor vista of the peaceful stable scene, speckled with snow, and 'filled with blessings.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bartholomew is a tiny mouse, "a small animal, used to being ignored." Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING by Gregory Orr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Writing has sustained him, 'words rhythmically compressed into meaning.' Here, the old and new meanings of 'blessing'—to sprinkle with blood, to confer spiritual power—harrowingly collide."
The inadvertent shooting death of his brother by poet Orr gives this memoir a godawful specific gravity and spurs the author's search for ways to live on. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 1997

"For those seeking to understand the national debt, this book is a good place to start—it's just not a good place to stop."
American Heritage columnist Gordon (The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street, 1988) deserves credit for attempting a brief history of the national debt aimed at a wide audience, but the result is somewhat disappointing. Read full book review >

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MOTHER'S BLESSING by Penina Keen Spinka
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Readers may be mildly distanced from the heroine, whose struggles are minor given her idealized intellect and nobility; however, Spinka's search for the human incarnations of mythical figures and her creative realizations of archetypal events are entirely captivating. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the tenth century, Old Man prophesies the birth of a great ``wot'' (leader) to Swordfish and Pretty One. Read full book review >

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NEW OLD SHOES by Charlotte Blessing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"In a similar vein as Page McBrier's Beatrice's Goat, illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter (2001), this is likely to spark kids' interest in getting involved. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Told from the point of view of a pair of red sneakers, this tale fleshes out the journeys of the countless shoes that have traveled the globe through the Soles4Souls program. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BLESSING by Becky Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Reassuring and somnolent. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet bedtime book delivers the message of God's love and care. Read full book review >

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FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The strong premise is weakened by pace-killing subplots imbued with the sensibility of a romance novel."
Who is the very quiet woman with the very quiet baby in the very noisy Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital? Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING by Nancy Mitford
Released: Oct. 1, 1951

"A profitable pleasure to sell- which the Book the Month selection will stimulate."
An expert entertainment which applies a gentle goad of social satire, proceeds wit and elegance through the domestic drama of Charles-Edouard de Valhubert and his tish bride, Grace, and also airs some antipodal national attitudes as the flexible ity of the French meets a cold rebuff across the Channel. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >