Search Results: "Colette Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

COLETTE by Herbert Lottman
Released: Feb. 5, 1990

Life of the great French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), author of Gigi, Cheri, etc. As in his Albert Camus (1979) and Flaubert (1988), biographer Lottman still writes more as a fact-assembler than as one inspired by his subject. Read full book review >

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BROOKS by Doug Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Nice guys do not always finish last, but they also do not necessarily make the most compelling subjects for biography."
Wilson (The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, 2013) delivers a pedestrian treatment of an impressive baseball player and admirable man. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"Colette the woman is eternally fascinating. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Any biography of the celebrated French author of Gigi, ChÇri, and the Claudine novels would have to be replete with juicily scandalous detail. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An enormous cataloguing of pertinent information but rendered with little or no grace or personal insight into its subject. (photos)"
The eventful life of one of the century's great libertines is told in such a breathless rush of facts, names, and juicy episodes that readers only casually aware of French author Colette will soon cry uncle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While sequels can sometimes be disappointing, readers and listeners who enjoyed Miss Brooks' first appearance will likely be very happy to find out what happens next—and they just might be inspired to create some tall tales of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energetic, book-loving Miss Brooks is back, as is Missy, the grumpy, stumpy, hat-wearing reluctant reader-turned-bookworm who is her biggest fan (Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), 2010). Read full book review >

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THAT’S LIFE, SAMARA BROOKS by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A few funny, touching moments cannot save this convoluted mess. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ridiculous theories of science and the paranormal destroy a promising story of nature vs. nurture. Read full book review >

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GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Or, in this case, material for literary eavesdropping, either."
An unremarkable correspondence between two remarkable southern men of letters at the forefronts of the New Critics and the Fugitive poets, respectively. Read full book review >

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EVIE BROOKS IS MAROONED IN MANHATTAN by Sheila Agnew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A predictable plot and poor character development squash this outing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A summer in Manhattan unites an orphaned girl with an uncle she barely knows. Read full book review >

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MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON’T)  by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"In a word: lovable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Guaranteed to be warmly welcomed by librarians everywhere, this paean to the joys of reading will find an enthusiastic audience among kids and parents as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONSEQUENCES by Colette Freedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Familiar ground that's been done better before."
Freedman's (The Affair, 2013, etc.) new novel picks up where her previous left off: Now that the wife has confronted the mistress, can a marriage survive? Read full book review >