Search Results: "Charlotte Pierce-Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Supplementing the women's narratives with the voices of five sympathetic black men, including her father and son, Pierce-Baker presents an honest and moving portrait of a painful subject too often closeted."
A haunting collection of potent first-person narratives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A dark narrative brightened by a devoted mother's commitment and resilience in the face of an only child's strange and terrible illness."
An African-American mother's frank account of coping with an adult son with bipolar disorder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"But more often, their helpful book, which will be of interest to both clinicians and their clients, is written in clear-headed prose and features a significant number of useful case studies."
A succinct account of why some women have difficulties entering into ``growth-fostering'' relationships and how, with the help of therapy, they can grow in this regard. Read full book review >

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FRYDERYK CHOPIN by Catherine Weill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Attractive to look at, to hold and to hear, this is a good selection for music-making children. (Informational picture book/audiobook. 6-10)"
Charming illustrations and a thoughtful choice of performance examples enhance this deceptively simple introduction to the life and work of Frederic Chopin that emphasizes the singing voice of his piano music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STREET MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A must for Pierce's many fans, and a solid choice for those interested in a different take on gangs, faraway lands, or just good imaginative fantasy. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Pierce (Magic Steps, 2000, etc.) continues to individually develop her quartet of adolescent mages. Read full book review >

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HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >

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DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A mixed bag with many ardent, needful tales of girls discovering inner resources. (Short stories/fantasy. 12-16)"
In this collection, Pierce's fantasy worlds teem with a wide variety of heroines: math prodigies, shepherds and martial artists, primarily girls of color, mostly fighting sexism. Read full book review >

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TRICKSTER’S QUEEN by Tamora Pierce
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Thrilling fun, despite its flaws. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A mix of best and worst in this exciting but oddly paced conclusion to the Trickster duet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD MAGIC by Tamora Pierce
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"No doubt to be continued since, at the end, Daine is left with a baby dragon to raise. (Fiction. 10+)"
Daine (13)—father unknown, mother killed by bandits—has "wild magic'': an empathy with animals so deep that, until she meets the wizard Numair, she's in danger of turning animal herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 1996

"An uneasy compound of coffee-table biography and college literary primer, this is an attractively produced but wholly optional supplement for Yeats devotees and Hibernophiles. (150 b&w photos and 36 colorplates)"
Pierce's distant, skeptical, pedantic view of Yeats's life and poetry seems all the weaker next to the lavish illustrations that accompany the text. Read full book review >