Search Results: "Daphne Kalotay"


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DAPHNE by Justine Picardie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A century and a half after Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and those sly Brontës still decline to divulge their secrets."
The life of Daphne du Maurier (1907-89), popular author of romantic suspense fiction, including the classic Rebecca, is the inspiration for veteran author Picardie's speculative biographical novel. Read full book review >

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SIGHT READING by Daphne Kalotay
Released: May 21, 2013

"Unfortunately, just when the motifs of cognitive dissonance and self-deception are about to deliver a fitting climax, the piece resolves with an anodyne coda of unearned redemption."
Kalotay's soulful second novel chronicles the collateral damage three classical musicians inflict on the people who love them. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN WINTER by Daphne Kalotay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"An auspicious first novel, elegantly written and without a false note."
Sweeping transgenerational novel, short-story writer Kalotay's (Calamity and Other Stories, 2005) first, of the Soviet era and its discontents. Read full book review >

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CALAMITY by Daphne Kalotay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Unsatisfying as a proto-novel and wildly uneven as stand-alone stories."
Best friends grow into young womanhood, in a debut collection of a dozen interlocking tales. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"Biography of the most exemplary kind, and, in its own way, as haunting an evocation of a troubled woman as Rebecca itself. (Thirty-three b&w photographs)"
One of those rare biographies of popular icons—in this case, the author of Rebecca—that puts truth-telling ahead of mudslinging or whitewashing. Read full book review >

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DAPHNE DU MAURIER: HAUNTED HEIRESS by Nina Auerbach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A valiant but unconvincing effort to resuscitate du Maurier to literary respectability."
Last night I dreamed of . . . a Daphne du Maurier whose works were "startlingly brilliant," peopled with "most unsavory" men and "defective" women, and whose exegesis here is shrouded in literary fog. Read full book review >

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DAPHNE DU MAURIER AND HER SISTERS by Jane Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"In this sensitive group portrait, Dunn (Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens, 2004, etc.) depicts three women struggling to escape Neverland, define for themselves both success and happiness, and hone their own identities."
Love and rivalry among three talented sisters. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE WORLD OF DAPHNE DU MAURIER by Martyn Shallcross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Frustratingly slim pickings, even for devoted fans. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
A bare-bones biography of the popular British author of Rebecca, etc. Born in 1907, du Maurier, Shallcross tells us, was educated at home. Read full book review >

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THIS CLOSE TO HAPPY by Daphne Merkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"It's hard to find much solace within the relentless gloom—however insightfully explored—of one writer's depression."
A writer reflects on her unceasing struggle with clinical depression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fascinating, especially to readers interested in wildlife conservation and the rehabilitation of elephants."
A heartfelt memoir about the author's decades-long efforts to save baby elephants. Read full book review >

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Show Fever by Daphne Masque
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"A somewhat predictable but enjoyable diversion for lovers of cozy mysteries, romance, and theater."
A debut novel introduces a contemporary, community theater-based romance series. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Essays that go down like candy but nourish like health food."
A veteran essayist for the New Yorker and numerous other significant publications returns with an eclectic collection of pieces, all of which feature her unique style and voice. Read full book review >