Search Results: "Courtney Miller Santo"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE by Courtney Miller Santo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Some nice descriptions of the olive groves, but this is too scattershot to make for emotionally satisfying fiction."
Five generations of unusually long-lived women have family troubles in Santo's oddly static debut. Read full book review >

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COURTNEY by John Burningham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Witty, well told, and superbly illustrated. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One of Britain's most thoughtful and creative picture-book makers gives a familiar scenario his own inimitable spin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MILLER by Christopher Bigsby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2009

"A richly detailed, revealing look at the making of a playwright and a man."
Copiously researched, deftly written biography that expands our understanding of a major figure in American letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMPO SANTO by W.G. Sebald
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 8, 2005

"Sebald's body of work proves that claim true, and it's good to have these further products of his life-affirming imagination and spirit."
A miscellany of 16 literary and personal essays comprise the last testament of the late German-born author (1944-2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEE MILLER by Carolyn Burke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Burke's graceful biography restores Miller to attention; students of art photography, in particular, will want a look."
Illuminating life of the once-renowned model, photographer and traveler who drew few distinctions between life and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIND COURTNEY by Melissa Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Like a practiced spider, Clark (Devlyn, not reviewed) spins a surprisingly tensile web from the slenderest threads possible."
The perfect roommate disappears, leaving behind a perfectly impenetrable mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MILLER by Martin Gottfried
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"A thorough and welcome summing-up of a towering achievement in the modern theater."
Veteran show-biz biographer Gottfried (George Burns, 1996, etc.) strikes just the right balance between the work and the life in his judicious assessment of the great American playwright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY MILLER by Robert Ferguson
Released: May 27, 1991

"The last years are quite sad."
Second life of Henry Miller reviewed this issue (see Mary V. Dearborn's ``The Happiest Man Alive'', above), this one longer, more richly detailed, with bigger critiques of Miller's works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANNON MILLER by Claudia Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"As an Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller had the eyes of the world on her, but this overly technical treatment won—t put her on the bestseller podium where fellow gymnast Dominique Moceanu once stood. (8 color, 42 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A proud and devoted mother's overdone portrait of her celebrated gymnast daughter's trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNKNOWN HENRY MILLER by Arthur Hoyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despite distracting tense changes, Hoyle offers generous interpretations of Miller's oeuvre."
A refreshing biography of Henry Miller (1891-1980) that plunges into his work and spares readers some tedious early detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOWLING MILLER by Arto Paasilinna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"There is much to like here—wit, pathos and just enough of the extraordinary to transform the novel into a kind of modern fable."
The second novel to be translated into English by popular Finnish novelist Paasilinna; hopefully this sly tale of madness and conformity will generate for him a deservedly wider audience. Read full book review >