Search Results: "Daisy Goodwin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Superior entertainment."
A shrewd, spirited historical romance with flavors of Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, Upstairs, Downstairs and a dash of People magazine that charts a bumpy marriage of New World money and Old World tradition. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Goodwin has hit on a winning formula—a sophisticated blend of money, class, history, misunderstandings among lovers, spirited women, and unpredictable but irresistible men—and is sticking with it."
The love triangle created by an heiress, an empress and an "Adonis on horseback" is delightfully dissected in the second historical romance (The American Heiress, 2011) from a best-selling British novelist. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017."
The teenage Queen Victoria, raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert. Read full book review >

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ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO! by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's tough having a little brother, even if you're a monster. Read full book review >

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CATULLUS' BEDSPREAD by Daisy Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A fresh, knowledgeable introduction to life, love, war, and rivalries in ancient Rome."
The short life of Rome's first lyric poet. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE PARROT ON HER HEAD by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A salutary reminder that however devastating a loss may be, new connections are worth the risk. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Once there was a girl with a parrot on her head." Read full book review >

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THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy  Whitney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Hits a few high notes—including a consensual, caring and mutually desirous relationship between Alex and a Mockingbird—but ultimately disappointing. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Whitney, who brought a successful case against a man who date-raped her in college, here sets a date rape and its aftermath on the campus of an elite boarding school. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"Intelligent and intricate, though occasionally dull."
A prosopography of Keats, Shelley, Byron and others. Read full book review >

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THE KIDS WILL BE FINE by Daisy Waugh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"Whether or not you agree that parents deserve to hold on to vestiges of their pre-parenting years, for the most part, Waugh's message misses the mark."
A scattered book "in defense of mothers everywhere who have had enough of the constant commentary…and guilt-inducing advice on something we might do far more enjoyably (and far better) left to our own instinctively irritable and lazy but loving devices." Read full book review >

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A CUP OF WATER UNDER MY BED by Daisy Hernández
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Personal storytelling at its most authentic and heartfelt."
A journalist's account of growing up between cultures and learning to embrace both her ethnic and bisexual identities. Read full book review >

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STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An oh-so-slight flight of fancy. (author's note) (Fantasy/romance. 12 & up)"
Famous paintings, fantasy and wish-fulfillment romance blend in contemporary Paris. Read full book review >