Search Results: "Charlotte Silver"


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THE SUMMER INVITATION by Charlotte Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 20, 2014

"This slender, slice-of-summer story may move at a languid pace, but it has charm to burn and will appeal to readers who appreciate a romantic aesthetic. (Fiction. 12-18)"
San Franciscans Franny Lord, 14, and her older sister, Valentine, 17, receive an invitation to spend a summer in their honorary aunt's Greenwich Village apartment under the tutelage of Clover Leslie, a 28-year-old "sculptress" who acts as their chaperone and guide. Read full book review >

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BENNINGTON GIRLS ARE EASY by Charlotte Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A caustically witty novel but one that rarely interrupts its superficiality to deliver a deeper meaning."
Silver (The Summer Invitation, 2014, etc.) tracks the friendship of two college grads attempting to make it in New York.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Like its namesake dessert, a confection—enjoyable but lacking substance."
Memoir of a childhood spent at the legendary Harvard Square restaurant Upstairs at the Pudding. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: CLAUDE ARNAUD
by Rhett Morgan

Even as a teenager, Jean Cocteau tried to calm worries about his future even as he would fly off in new and illogical directions stemming from his interests of the moment. “Never fear,” he wrote to his worried mother, “there is beneath my seeming frivolity something great and profound, which I have wanted to mask.” After that letter ...


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MY PARENT HAS CANCER AND IT REALLY SUCKS by Maya Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"There are some helpful ideas and anecdotes here, but it's not for every teen. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A guide for teens who have a parent with cancer is chock-full of information and advice but sometimes misses the mark. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

HASSLE FREE HEALTH COVERAGEHow to Buy the Right Medical Insurance Cheaply and EffectivelySilver Lake—Eds. of Read full book review >

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A densely packed, dizzyingly detailed tale of art and espionage."
Archaeologist and journalist Silver traces the route of a lost masterpiece. Read full book review >

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MARY COIN by Marisa Silver
Released: March 7, 2013

"Walker's tacked-on connection to the photograph seems a calculated attempt to add sexual intrigue to what is otherwise a disappointingly plodding account that sheds no new light on either the photographer or her subject."
The fictionalized lives of photographer Dorothea Lange and the Native American farm worker behind her famous Depression-era portrait "Migrant Mother." Read full book review >

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RUSH by Eve Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Mind candy for those teen readers who love the thrill of the game. (Adventure. 13-18)"
Miki's understanding of reality completely changes when she's thrust into a deadly virtual game. Read full book review >

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NO DIRECTION HOME by Marisa Silver
Released: June 1, 2005

"Heavy on the self-reproach, this questing first novel is all but defeated by its insistence on the difficult duties of parent and child."
Themes of desertion and migration visibly shape a story of family responsibility. Read full book review >