Search Results: "Constance Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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STORYTELLING by Constance Colon-Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A progressive, postmodern collection of vignettes that celebrate the personalities behind occupations."
A unique scrapbook of ideas and observations that redefines what it means to tell a story. 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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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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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 >

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GUILE by Constance Cooper
Released: March 1, 2016

"Readers will enjoy unboxing Yonie's past right along with her. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Yonie Watereye has made her name as a young "pearly," one who can sense the presence of "guile" in an object—but Yonie isn't really the one with the skill to perform the Seeing necessary to spot guile: it's her life companion, her cat. Read full book review >