Search Results: "Diane Gage Lofgren"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"A compassionate, helpful book about the power of female friendships."
In their first collaboration, Gage Lofgren (Change Your Child's Behavior by Changing Yours, 1996) and debut author Bhola make a case for strong female friendships. Read full book review >

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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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 25, 2002

"Readers compelled to know more—and that should be just about everyone—will find a helpful, annotated list of print and electronic sources at the end of this riveting (so to speak) study. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Gruesome indeed: in 1848, an explosion blew a 13-pound iron rod through railroad worker Gage's head. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2012

"A well-argued call for more sanity in American politics."
Lofgren draws on 28 years as a professional staff member in Congress to expose deep, disturbing trends in Washington. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD OF THE WICKED by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Gage's debut builds a compelling foundation for future Silva cases."
Multiple cross-currents complicate a high-profile Brazilian murder investigation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Mostly intriguing in its historical analysis but lacking in useful countermeasures or solutions."
An insider's account of the "secret and unaccountable shadow government" that really runs the country. Read full book review >

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THE WAYS OF EVIL MEN by Leighton Gage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Mario's seventh is a solid procedural with a huge cast of economically drawn characters, sharp dialogue, a vigorous pace, and a welcome twist or two."
Sensitive cultural issues are engaged when dozens of members of an Amazon tribe are apparently poisoned. Read full book review >

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A VINE IN THE BLOOD by Leighton Gage
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A brisk, colorful police thriller with much interesting information about contemporary Brazil. As usual, the strong and disparate personalities of Silva's detectives add spice to their fifth case."
A high-profile kidnapping captures national attention and puts a spotlight on the detectives trying to rescue the victim. Read full book review >