Search Results: "Constance Levy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"Juicy literary history. The Wildes' stories would have silenced the Prince in Romeo and Juliet, who said there 'never was a story of more woe.'"
The little-known Constance Lloyd Wilde had some years of surpassing happiness with her gifted, controversial husband before scandal overwhelmed everything. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Rosie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite rather superficial characters and some long-winded window dressing, a resonant and insightful novel."
Now that she is confronted with losing them, a middle-aged woman strives to finally reconcile her conflicting emotions toward her adoptive family. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Patrick McGrath
Released: April 2, 2013

"A novel of fierce rages and great tenderness, exhausting in its emotional intensity."
Unhappy families being unhappy in their own way...again. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE by Catherine Cantrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"It hints at strong emotions, but declines to render them; the result is unfortunately passive and passionless."
Manhattan book editor Morgan Clifford's fascinated empathy with the figure of the eponymous Constance Chamberlain, a young poet who combines traces of Sylvia Plath and (her idol) Emily Dickinson with a frustratingly unfulfilled personal life, (just barely) dramatizes her surmise that "poetry . . . finds its life source in suppressed emotions." Read full book review >

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I'M GOING TO PET A WORM TODAY by Constance Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A splendid debut, in a graciously open format enhanced by Himler's delicately understated drawings. (Poetry. 5-10)"
In her first book for children, Levy offers an outstanding collection of 39 poems, most of them about the natural world as it might be observed by a child. Read full book review >

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A TREE PLACE by Constance Levy
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Sabuda's occasional soft pencil sketches enhance the format without intruding on the quiet mood of the verse. (Poetry. 5+)"
``Technique'': ``I watched a spider wrap her gnat/with such of flood of tidyness./She twiddled all her nimble feet/And seemed to do a dance in place/While tying round a stream of thread/As pale and white as soft-spun milk,/So careful not to miss one step/Or spill a single/Drop/Of silk!'' Levy might be describing her own craft; like her first book of brief poems about the natural world (I'm Going to Pet a Worm Today, 1991), these 40 new ones capture a childlike sensibility with exquisite economy, artistry, and care. Read full book review >

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A CRACK IN THE CLOUDS by Constance Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A lovely addition to any poetry shelf. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Poetry. 7-12)"
These smal, winsome poems look hard at nature with the eyes of a child; the brief, clear-eyed tributes to the natural world often capture it with a flash of humor. Read full book review >

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CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON by Anne Boyd Rioux
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"An intelligent, sympathetic portrait of a complicated, even tortured writer who calls for fresh readers."
A fine reappraisal of the work of the Victorian novelist and dear friend to Henry James. Read full book review >

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LET’S ALL KILL CONSTANCE by Ray Bradbury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2003

"Only one question remains: Has the superheated prose on display here finally caught up with the postmodernism of Don Webb's pastiches, or has postmodernism caught up with the prophetic Bradbury? Tune in next week."
A third sort-of-mystery for the screenwriter hero of Death is a Lonely Business (1985) and A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990), now grown old enough to be a disillusioned hack, but not old enough to have acquired a name. 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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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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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 >