Search Results: "Deborah A. Miranda"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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BAD INDIANS by Deborah A. Miranda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A searing indictment of the ravages of the past and a hopeful look at the courage to confront and overcome them."
Miranda (English/Washington and Lee Univ.; The Zen of La Llorona, 2005, etc.) blends narrative, poetry, photos, anthropological recordings and more into a mosaic of memory of her own life and that of her people, the California Indians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIRANDA by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An existential revenge story offering a confession that doesn't beg forgiveness."
A former torture expert decides to walk the circumference of the Earth from the comfort of his own backyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"If Cohen's book can get more obese people onboard that aforementioned bus, perhaps the conversation can finally move forward."
What can be done about "the public health crisis of our time"? Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."
In an eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns (Poison Fruit, 2014, etc.), Carey reimagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers. Sort of. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA TAKES THE STAGE by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Harvey's tale, featuring a comically inept, melodramatic villainess and a precocious heroine who is unfailingly kindhearted, will captivate readers. (Mystery. 7-11)"
Seven-year-old Alice-Miranda returns in a jaunty adventure that combines mystery and theatrics. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA AT SCHOOL by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2011

"This new series, with its sprightly, resilient heroine, who is sweet without being cloying, offers readers a lively blend of humor and intrigue. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The secretive headmistress of a boarding school and a bully intent on mischief galore are no match for the intrepid Alice-Miranda. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA ON VACATION by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"This dashing adventure is a satisfying addition to this lively series. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The dauntless Alice-Miranda returns in a sequel fraught with mystery (Alice-Miranda at School, 2011). Read full book review >