Search Results: "Claire Harman"


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Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"A satisfactory historical fiction novel that could use more edge and polish."
A sweeping yet compact saga that traces one woman's life from wealth and affluence to a Chicago brothel, as she learns to rely on herself in the face of numerous obstacles and challenges. 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 >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A beautifully detailed biography, rendered with honesty, integrity and humor."
An engaging look at the life and writings of a complex and contradictory fellow. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"With deft editing, Harman, her biographer, has both illuminated Warner's day-to-day existence and allowed the woman's vitality and grandeur to speak for themselves."
A richly rewarding view of an unconventional woman's eloquence, intellect, and passion over the course of five decades. Read full book review >

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JANE’S FAME by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2010

"A must for Austen bibliophiles."
An elegant exploration into the curious journey of literary celebrity, as exhibited by Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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FANNY BURNEY by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2001

"Substantial research informs this sympathetic and vibrant biography. (36 b&w photos)"
An important, comprehensive view of the pioneering novelist and playwright (1752-1840). Read full book review >

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CLAIRE MARVEL by John Burnham Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Very precious, very trite-seeming. Love Story it's not."
An acutely sensitive love story, the sort in which feelings and psyches are so fragile that the normal ups and downs of true love become near-fatal wounds. Here, a thirtysomething man recalls his haunting love for an elusive and complex woman. Read full book review >

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RESCUING CLAIRE by Thomas Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1991

"Still, Johnson pulls off this first novel, turning trite material into delightful muscular prose that makes him a writer to watch."
A clever, well-written trot through student life in 1960's Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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Claire on Lafayette Square by Judith Chouteau
Released: June 18, 2014

"The message of friendship trumping serious challenges comes through clearly despite sometimes-cringe-worthy rhymes."
In an awkwardly rhyming picture book about helping a friend overcome an illness, debut author Chouteau introduces Claire, a fun-loving, caring redhead in the diverse neighborhood of Lafayette Square, St. Louis. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >