Search Results: "Diane DiMassa"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

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JOKES AND THE UNCONSCIOUS by Daphne Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Spirited and often funny, but maddeningly discursive."
Gottlieb, a performance poet, and DiMassa, creator of the comic series Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, join forces for this graphic novel about a young woman wrestling with both her father's death and her sexual identity. Read full book review >

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DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF SILLY STORIES AND SONGS by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A perfect gift book that will also find many library uses. (Folklore. 4-10)"
Another attractive, well-planned volume in the style of The Diane Goode Book of American Folk Tales & Songs (1989). Read full book review >

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UNKNOWN REMAINS by Peter Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"This multithread thriller is a weak Xerox of something that has been done with more distinction elsewhere."
A 9/11 widow discovers that her late husband was harboring a wealth of secrets in this unusual thriller. Read full book review >

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THE MEMORY CHILD by Steena Holmes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"An intense psychological drama underpins this uneven novel."
Holmes (Sweet Memories, 2013) delves into the world of postpartum psychosis in this novel, which isn't what it might first appear to be. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE DARK by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2005

"Though the characters consist mainly of fashionable (or pointedly unfashionable) attitudes toward homosexuality, corporate crime and eating disorders, Clark pulls off a nice surprise at the close."
Diane Mayfield, the latest in a long line of KEY News correspondents (Hide Yourself Away, 2004, etc.) whose idea of sleuthing is imperiling her family, checks out a series of PG-rated kidnappings at the Jersey shore. Read full book review >

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CRUEL WINTER by Sheila Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Connolly's (A Turn for the Bad, 2016, etc.) heroine clearly has a gift for solving mysteries, and the interesting characters she presents warts and all make for a fine read in the classic style."
Move over, Agatha Christie: a pub owner in County Cork fancies herself a young Miss Marple. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For those who prefer to wade in history's shallows rather than swim in its depths. (Illustrations throughout)"
An aristocratic author who claims descent from both women chronicles the decades-long battle for the attention and love of the France's Henri II between his queen, Catherine de' Medici, and his lover, Diane de Poitiers. Read full book review >

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THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS by John S. Tarlton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A fine, funny potboiler, with only an unlikely twist at the end to give the reader pause."
Drawing on his own experience as an oil-company lease negotiator, Tarlton (A Window Facing West, 1999) spins a smooth and quirky comic Southern story of a working woman fighting off demons past and present to find her own sweet peace of mind. Read full book review >

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THE WIDE CIRCUMFERENCE OF LOVE by Marita Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Golden's redemptive novel is a tale of family survival in which love softens the brutal edges of an insidious disease."
When a beloved husband and father slips into the black hole of early-onset dementia, he pulls his family with him into an inescapable identity crisis. After all, who are we if we forget...and who are we if we are forgotten? Read full book review >