Search Results: "Donald Sheehy"


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THE LETTERS OF ROBERT FROST, VOLUME 1 by Robert Frost
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Judiciously annotated with a biographical glossary of correspondents and an indispensable chronology, this volume may well inspire a Frost renaissance."
Letters illuminate the life of an iconic American poet. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD by Shawn Sheehy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An auspicious debut, imparting a worthy message in playful language and harmonious, sophisticated paper design. (Informational pop-up book. 6-9)"
Seven big, multileveled pop-up versions of animal-built homes or other structures highlight nature's interconnectedness. Read full book review >

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DARING by Gail Sheehy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Daring, the author amply shows in this spirited life story, defines her."
A journalist recounts her risks, fears and triumphs. Read full book review >

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ELEONORA DUSE by Helen Sheehy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2003

"More breathless than breathtaking."
The Italian actress, her supporting cast, and hundreds of extras populate this diffuse biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

Despite some facile passages, the bestselling journalist Sheehy (Passages, 1976; New Passages, 1995; etc.) has done it again: engaged in a good deal of research, interviewed many of the right people, and then produced a beautifully readable, very useful guide to important aspects of adult human development. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Shallow treatment of a serious subject, with lots of padding to fool the eye."
A superficial look at the changing nature of friendships among girls and women at various stages of life. Read full book review >

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NEW PASSAGES by Gail Sheehy
NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 1995

"A mix of inventive speculation and solid informationon impotence and menopause among the latterbut its impact is diluted by horoscope-like predictions and (though Sheehy surveyed thousands of people) a penchant for presenting anecdote as evidence. (Author tour)"
Here is Passages II, an upbeat, fact-filled, people-rich, but ultimately unsatisfying sequel to the 1976 bestseller. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 14, 1990

A masterly and revelatory biography of the First Man in Moscow. Read full book review >

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EVA LE GALLIENNE by Helen Sheehy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"Unfortunately, Sheehy's book tends to lose sight of a remarkable woman in a forest of details."
The life story of respected actor Eva Le Gallienne (18991991) and a case for her deep influence on the American theater. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"A sharp study of grief in both individuals and the community. (8-page photo insert, not seen)"
The post-attack life of a New Jersey community that lost a disproportionate number of its members on 9/11. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT PASSAGE by Gail Sheehy
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 1992

"Sheehy's book will be a bible for them—and hopefully for the doctors who treat them."
A compelling discussion about menopause, packed with facts and anecdotes that are right on target for the baby-boom women about to encounter change of life. Read full book review >

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BIGMAMA'S by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"A grand alternative to the plethora of predictable books about white kids visiting grandparents on stereotypical family farms. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beginning with the ride on the old Southern Railway car ("colored" says the sign on the wall), the sights, sounds, and warm delights of a summer visit to Grandma in Crews's own childhood—a three-day trip from somewhere up north. Read full book review >