Search Results: "Dora Calott Wang"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"A thoroughly compelling message—without an ethical commitment to the value of every life, 'the very humanity of our society' is at stake."
A beautifully written memoir about the author's frustration with the transformation of the profession of medicine into the business of health care, and the unraveling of the doctor-patient bond. Read full book review >

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DORA BRUDER by Patrick Modiano
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Not a Holocaust memoir or historical fiction but a skillful reconstruction of a life that strides the two genres. (3 b&w photos, 2 maps)"
A hauntingly fetching book, centered on one teenage girl's avoidable death. Read full book review >

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DORA & DIEGO'S VACATION ADVENTURE by Nickelodeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Engaging enough even for the car-seat crowd. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
"Wow! ¡Qué vacaciones!" Meeting many friends along the way, Dora joins Diego, Baby Jaguar and others from the show in an outing to the Rainforest Campground. Read full book review >

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PICASSO AND DORA by James Lord
Released: June 1, 1993

An intricate and intimate view of Picasso's aloof mistress and model Dora Maar, by onetime-companion Lord (Giacometti, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE JOURNAL OF DORA DAMAGE by Belinda Starling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Starling's cornucopia of ideas, research, issues and outrage tends to overflow, but there's entertainment in the novel's mood of near-comic irrepressibility and in its heroine—feisty, lusty Dora."
In Victorian London, a wife and mother must cross gender, labor and social boundaries to become a gifted bookbinder—of pornographic literature. Read full book review >

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MAMA CAT'S YEAR by Norma Simon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A fine concept book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A new approach to the changing seasons—depicting them from the point of view of a favorite pet. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Jack Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"There is no question that the book is an attractive novelty, but, as with others in its series, it will serve its audience better as a teething toy than a gateway to literacy. (Board book. 1-3)"
The Dickens classic, reduced to 12 words and illustrated with felt dolls. Read full book review >

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THE STUBBORN PORRIDGE by Wang Meng
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Although it doesn't have much staying power, this is a thoroughly enjoyable group of stories that tweaks bureaucracy and turns expectations around."
These allegorical stories from a Chinese master delight with spare language and wry hidden meanings. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EMPRESS CASSIA by Gabrielle Wang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Hinting of a spell of unearthly enchantment with its mystical healing garden and the good-hearted artist that creates it, this effort offers promise but ultimately is more charcoal sketch than pastel panorama. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
Using a box of enchanted pastels, 12-year-old Chinese-Australian Mimi Lu creates a fantasy garden with supernatural properties. Read full book review >

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THE TAKEDOWN by Corrie Wang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A thought-provoking, entertaining read, Wang's debut illustrates a future that is easily conceivable. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A fresh take on a tired high school trope. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COMMUNIST VIRGIN by Wang Ping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Thorough and thought-provoking."
Seven interconnected stories chronicle the multifaceted, often ugly life of the 21st-century Chinese immigrant. Read full book review >

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LILI by Annie Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"A moving and well-crafted tale, written over the course of ten years, that successfully melds the fictional Lili with China's recent history. Not an easy task."
Wang's first novel written in English: a compelling account of the emotional and political awakening of a tormented young Chinese woman who grew up during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >