Search Results: "Diane Stevenson"


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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FANNY STEVENSON by Alexandra Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Published in a smooth and unobtrusive translation from the French, this book is difficult to put down."
Sprawling over the boundary between biography and fiction, a tale of the passionate adventures of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (18411918). Read full book review >

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BOB STEVENSON by Richard Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A romantic comedy with just enough of a philosophical edge."
This slight, sweet novel is haunted—in a good way—by the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson. Read full book review >

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STEVENSON UNDER THE PALM TREES by Alberto Manguel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A small but rich little instant classic, as though Joseph Conrad had sent up a perfect new tale from the silence beyond the grave."
Manguel (News from a Foreign Country Came, 1990; the nonfiction A History of Reading, 1995; etc.) offers a tiny but deft and quietly moving story of Robert Louis Stevenson at his premature death. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gherman (E.B. White, 1992, etc.) tells a fine tale herself, making Stevenson and his world vivid to readers. (b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
In this work, subtitled ``Teller of Tales,'' readers learn what an incredibly romantic life Stevenson led. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Nonetheless, Stevenson's charm is visible in every letter and essay quoted in this noteworthy biography. (16 pages b&w photos)"
In time for the centenary of Stevenson's death, this weighty biography ballasts the romantic version of his life, from his wild youth in Edinburgh to his exile in Samoa, with an integrated appreciation of Scotland's best writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"If Florida is the poster child for a nation's fiscal and political disintegration, Hiaasen is the state's galloping knight (in)errant, slaying the dragons of ineptitude, arrogance and idiocy."
Miami Herald columnist and best-selling novelist Hiaasen (Bad Monkey, 2013, etc.) wages a relentless war of words against those who would despoil his home state and cheapen a nation: the greedy, the corrupt and the stupid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2001

"These sharp, amusing pieces confirm Hiaasen's status as a bird so rare—the humorous popular novelist with an acutely critical social perspective—that he's practically an endangered species."
A second helping of dry wit and gale-force malice from South Florida's native Ambrose Bierce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KICK ASS by Carl Hiaasen
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Deeply satisfying, both for what it reveals of the serious priorities of a supposedly light novelist and for the outrageous epic of Florida profiteering and entropy within."
A public service to his many fans, this compendium of Miami Herald columns by best-selling novelist Carl Hiaasen (Lucky You, 1997, etc.) reveals an angry, alert civic muckraker in the pugilistic vein of Mencken or Royko. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXILE OF SARA STEVENSON by Darci Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2010

"A pleasant enough diversion that takes itself more seriously than it probably should."
A feisty aristocrat seeks out her destiny at the end of the world. 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 >