Search Results: "Constance R. Bergum"


BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH KATYA by Dori Chaconas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A warm and inspiring tribute to one sister's love and the other's courage. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book. 6-10)"
When her younger sister contracts polio, a farm girl finds a way to bring wonder and joy back into her life. Read full book review >

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WHEN RAIN FALLS by Melissa Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Beginning and ending with parallel scenes of a boy and girl flying a kite on a hillside, this should appeal to very young listeners curious about the natural world. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
When rain falls, children go indoors, but what do the animals do? Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE SUN by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A well-designed, well-written book that offers readers a greater awareness of and sense of relationship to the other inhabitants in their environments. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
An engaging peek into how various creatures cope with the hottest of days. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SNOW by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will come away with an appreciation for the adaptability and endurance of the animal world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A snow-covered countryside may look barren of life, but Stewart's quiet text takes readers under the blanket of white to "a hidden world" where ladybugs sleep en masse and voles tunnel from tree to tree, where a wood frog freezes safely solid and bluegills and waterboatmen share frigid waters, where a turtle lies buried in mud and "even on the coldest winter days, red-spotted newts dodge and dart, whiz and whirl just below the ice." Read full book review >

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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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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. 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 >