Search Results: "Christina Shelton"


BOOK REVIEW

ALGER HISS by Christina Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A solid look at the specifics of the case as well as a useful overview of the ideological debate gripping America."
A vigorous reappraisal of the Hiss-Chambers espionage affair, leaving no doubt of Hiss' guilt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING CHRISTINA by Sue Ellen Bridgers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"Though the language here rarely sparkles and the pace bogs down at times, Bridgers's accessible story will have real validity for those who've been used by Christina and her kind. (Fiction. 12- 16)"
We've all met them—the manipulators who contrive to turn families and friends against one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI by Jan Marsh
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry. (16 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An adept survey of the outwardly placid, internally conflicted life of an English counterpart to Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

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THE WRECKED, BLESSED BODY OF SHELTON LAFLEUR by John Gregory Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 1996

"Retro southern fiction: Faulkner by way of the creative writing department."
Brown's second novel returns to the hothouse milieu of his first (Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994): a New Orleans full of familial tragedy and racial strife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY REAL GHOST BOOK OF CHRISTINA ROSE by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Christina Rose. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many years after their mother is killed in a plane crash, Christina and her twin brother, Dan, move with their father from the suburbs of New York City to a sleepy little town in California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Diverting but unanchored, this is training wheels for Waiting for Godot. (Fable. 8-12)"
This ocean adventure reads fast and clever but remains what it says on the jacket. Without backstory, identities or context to moor the boy or the bear to the rest of the world, off floats the story on its own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMWORLDS OF ALABAMA by Allen Shelton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Redolent plants that require pruning to reveal their nourishing fruit."
A farmer turned itinerant professor debuts with an uneven set of essays deeply rooted in his native Alabama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEWY MOON by Paige Shelton
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"A compelling contemporary fantasy entwined in historical context that offers a positive message filled with hope."
Through an unlikely relationship, a lonely and emotionally scarred little girl discovers her own strength and a sense of freedom as she learns to shed fear and enjoy life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRTEEN CHAIRS by Dave Shelton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An enjoyable collection of ghost stories, perfect for reading by flashlight. (Short stories. 9-13)"
Summoning the courage to open a creaky door inside a spooky old house, Jack finds himself in a candlelit room with 12 strangers sitting around a table. Read full book review >