Search Results: "Deborah Tannen"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Perhaps our polemical society is too far gone in fetishizing the often harsh culture of American capitalist individualism for such rhetorical nostrums to have much effect."
Tannen, who has gained celebrity for analyzing male/female verbal exchanges, moves into a broader realm in this often interesting but sometimes vague book. Read full book review >

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GENDER AND DISCOURSE by Deborah Tannen
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"This may offer intrepid Tannen fans or academicians worthy bits of information and insight, but general readers are likely to find little reward in this dense tome."
In attempt to defend and expand upon her theories of miscommunication between men and women, sociolinguist Tannen provides the scholarly underpinnings of her 1990 bestseller, You Just Don't Understand. Read full book review >

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EASY KEEPER by Mary Tannen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"Pleasant but not memorable."
Literature ``lite'' from Tannen (Second Sight, 1988; After Roy, 1989), who writes stylishly about the angst of the superficially substantial in the kind of western setting easterners like to think authentic. Read full book review >

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LOVING EDITH by Mary Tannen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 1995

"A great summer read."
Tannen (Easy Keeper, 1992, etc.) spins an engaging love story set in a Manhattan as mischievously bewitching and erotic as any Athenian wood. Read full book review >

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I LOVED LUCY by Lee Tannen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Entertaining and well-written, a worthwhile read for Ball's fans who can stomach the sorrows she endured after her heyday. Those more intent on family drama and dirt on Desi should check out the more sensational accounts of Kathleen Bradley and Tom Gilbert."
A dismal glimpse of a legendary comedienne's reclusive retirement, told in a series of engaging anecdotes by a fawning confidant. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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ANNIE’S CHAIR by Deborah Niland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Niland's lighthearted tale carries a simple message about the art of sharing that toddlers are bound to enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A battle of wills reaches epic proportions when a determined tot and an intransigent pup have a standoff regarding a favored chair. Read full book review >

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URSA'S LIGHT by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"If (pigs and) bears could fly—but try as this book might, it can't quite get off the ground. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dream to fly is fulfilled in an unexpected fashion. Read full book review >

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SHY by Deborah Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An exquisite treasure for bashful readers, animal lovers, and anyone who's ever wanted a friend. (Picture book. 3-7, adult)"
Someone extremely shy finds a friend. Read full book review >

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ROSIE & CRAYON by Deborah Marcero
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good addition to the loss-of-a-pet bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rosie's world turns gray when her dog passes away, but friendship and color bloom again when she helps reunite another child with a lost cat. Read full book review >