Search Results: "Diane Roberts"


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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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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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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PUPPET PANDEMONIUM by Diane Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Gentle humor makes this an easy, comfortable read. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Fifth-grader Baker hates the idea of leaving his Seattle home and his comfortable backstage job with his grandmother's puppet show, but a good-bye gift of a ventriloquist's dummy helps him make a place for himself in his new small-town Texas school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A raucous but also sensitive and insightful view of why the Sunshine State really is different."
The author tracks her Florida family branches back some eight generations as evidence that the state's history is uniquely and often scandalously strange. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 2011

"Fittingly, Robert's favorite adjective in his writings is 'picturesque.' Best to let his art speak for him."
An e-book version of a coffee-table book. Read full book review >

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THE ROBERTS COURT by Marcia Coyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A careful, informed analysis of the origins, progress and disposition of the complex, high-stakes legal disputes that find their way to the court."
In her first book, the National Law Journal's longtime chief Washington correspondent examines the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, seven years after the appointment of the youngest chief justice since John Marshall. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT JULIA ROBERTS by Laura Ruby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2007

"An uneven collection from a writer who shows promise."
Five suburban step-families fall apart and reconnect in ten linked stories. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GREEN NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lamut provides simple but amusing black-and-white line drawings. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A second romp with irrepressible Katie (The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, 1996) in a small Texas town in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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LADIES OF LIBERTY by Cokie Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"These short pieces may start young people on the search for more information about these intriguing figures. (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
Highlighting women writers, educators, and reformers from the 18th and early 19th centuries, Roberts brings a group of women, many not so well-known, into focus and provides a new perspective on the early history of the United States in this picture-book version of her adult book of the same title (2008). Read full book review >

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FOUNDING MOTHERS by Cokie Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"It is a wonderful package, adding the women who made it work to the men we thought we all knew. (websites) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
ABC and NPR correspondent Roberts and Caldecott Honoree Goode forge an attractive and compelling version for young people of Roberts' adult book of the same title. 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 >