Search Results: "Constance Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

Tethered to Wanting by Constance Huddleston Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A compelling Southern narrative that effectively develops its engaging characters."
Debut author Anderson offers a richly textured, coming-of-age novel based on true events. Read full book review >

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STUNT CAT TO THE STARS by Constance Lombardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"'Diary of a Wimpy Cat' or maybe 'Lynda Barry's Cat Goes Hollywood,' it's decent enough fare for graduates of Bad Kitty but not nearly as funny or inventive. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-10)"
Mr. Puffball longs to be a star. Will Hollywood welcome him? Read full book review >

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STUNT CAT ACROSS AMERICA by Constance Lombardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Not a total hairball, but far from a first purr-chase. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 7-11)"
Mr. Puffball's done with being a stunt cat…what's next for him? Read full book review >

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WILD WILD WEST by Constance Perenyi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"A handsome, provocative introduction that should stimulate interest in and appreciation for nature. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Eleven habitats—the Arctic tundra, the rain forest that harbors the spotted owl, a beaver pond, the Sonoran Desert, a Hawaiian coral reef, a city, etc.—each illustrated with a double-spread collage that effectively evokes the milieu in a simple graphic style; though the wildlife isn't rendered literally, Perenyi skillfully captures its essence. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER CUP by Constance Leeds
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seasons change and friendship grows, and Anna's story becomes one of courage, kindness and hope in her corner of the medieval world. (author's note, historical note, glossary, foreign phrases) (Fiction. 12+)"
Fifteen-year-old Anna lives in a small German village in 1095, a year that will bring great changes. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA, 1500-1900 by Constance Jones
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Illustrations, maps, index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
At last, a history of pre-colonial Africa presenting an African perspective for young adults. Read full book review >

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OFF THE TRACKS by Constance Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"An often appealing story about a young girl's adventurous, yet impoverished, life on the road."
Hood's debut novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced mother takes her family on a trip to Germany, where they live as vagabond beatniks in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Best to punctuate the readings with a viewing of Albert Brooks's Mother. (b&w photos, not seen)"
With wrenching precision, 79 women recall their mothers in original letters, essays, poems, and stories, evoking basic truths about the inescapability of mother-daughter similarities, the lifelong rapture of mother for child, and the daughter's unquenchable longing for mother after her death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"That said, there are many wonderful letters here, by Max Beerbohm, George Bernard Shaw, and Lord Alfred Douglas, discussing Oscar Wilde, and a sheaf of letters by various members of the Bloomsbury circle."
A lively and wide-ranging collection of sparkling missives, beginning with Sappho and ending with John Cheever, that offers pleasurable reading but fails to make the editor's larger point: that the letters, largely by accomplished writers, ``record a rich and remarkable slice of the gay experience.'' In fact, many of the letters don't address gay issues or demonstrate a particular gay sensibility at all. Read full book review >

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HABITATS by Constance Rosenblum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Some intriguing stories better read the way newspaper columns are published—one at a time—than as an extended series in one sitting."
A collection of recent newspaper columns on the homes of New York residents illuminates the ways in which the city has (and hasn't) changed. Read full book review >

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A DEEP DISTURBANCE by Constance Rauch
Released: Dec. 13, 1990

Here, Rauch (The Landlady, 1975) has young Madeleine "Maddie" Rafferty and her two small daughters fleeing Manhattan for Indian Meadow in the Adirondacks to escape from their sicko husband/father, who has been using the girls in pornographic photography. Read full book review >