Search Results: "Diane Lang"


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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LANG by Kjell Westö
by Kjell Westö, translated by Ebba Segerberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Smoothly and unobtrusively translated, this debut grabs, holds, then plunges you into a world pervaded by a kind of mundane grimness, dark in its own signature way: Nordic noir."
From Finland, a taut and elegant thriller about love, obsession and murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Adapted from Lang Lang's autobiography for adults. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This Chinese-born pianist enjoys a worldwide career as a soloist, with performances so exciting and dramatic that staid concertgoers stand up and cheer. 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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FRITZ LANG by Patrick McGilligan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 1997

"McGilligan is not a graceful stylist, but he has a great story to tell, and he tells it with verve, originality, and insight. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An adroit and revealing biography of the talented director of such classics as Metropolis and M. Few directors weathered the transition from silent movies to sound as successfully as Lang. Read full book review >

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K.D. LANG by Victoria Starr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"Fans will have to turn back to lang's music to restoke their ardor, but they'll have learned a lot here."
Though Starr fails to develop great intimacy with her reticent subject, her biography, the first of the gifted pop star, will delight lang's legions of fans. k.d. lang is the androgynous lesbian animal-rights activist with the incredible voice who has captured mainstream success against all odds. Read full book review >

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AULD LANG SYNE by John A Vikara
Released: April 3, 2012

"An earnest, heartfelt ghost story that's as enveloping as warm shelter in a snowstorm."
An elderly man and former street-gang member must confront his past in the author's novella (National Defense, 2006, etc.), another chapter in The Vandals series. Read full book review >

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VULTURE VERSES by Diane Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Well meant but unsuccessful. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
The sincerity in these versified valentines to 13 often-reviled animals may ring true, but the natural history doesn't always pass muster. Read full book review >

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DAYTIME NIGHTTIME, ALL THROUGH THE YEAR by Diane Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A presentation of animal activities for primary grade readers and listeners that is brought low by sadly pedestrian verse. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Day and night and throughout the year, animals are busy and active. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAT BOY CHRONICLES by Michael Buchanan
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"But Jimmy still comes across as a likable kid, and the easy-to-read format will challenge readers to see the real boy in the back of the classroom yearning for a friend. (afterword) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old Jimmy Winterpock is a self-proclaimed "diet-challenged kid" who sits in the back row so he won't have to hear, "We can't see around Jimmy!" 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 >