Search Results: "Dorothea Benton Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

PORCH LIGHTS by Dorothea Benton Frank
Released: June 12, 2012

"Happy families are all alike, which is why, even on the beach, they can be a bore."
Frank's latest is her usual warmhearted look at grief, healing and South Carolina coastal life. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"Scattered, but warming female-empowerment tale with a side order of southern magic."
In Frank's chatty latest (after Isle of Palms, 2003, etc.), a high-strung New York divorcée at loose ends changes her life for the better after getting in touch with her South Carolina roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLY BEACH by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"This novel about dramatists, although lightened by some witty down-home repartee, displays little aptitude for scene-craft."
A widow returns to her childhood haven, Folly Beach, S.C., where she is captivated by new love and a literary mystery. Read full book review >

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ISLE OF PALMS by Dorothea Benton Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2003

"Good-natured, just-us-girls babblefest."
Hardcover debut about a hairdresser who hears more juicy confessions than a priest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOROTHEA LANGE by Elizabeth Partridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Still, this compendium is respectfully assembled and nicely documented. (Partridge has produced a companion film to accompany the book.)"
A general introduction to the life and work of photojournalist Lange that draws on family remembrances, scholarly evaluations, and a handsome picture portfolio. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Connah Brecon
by Connah Brecon, illustrated by Connah Brecon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Zany but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This helpful little bear is such a good Samaritan that he's always late for school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOROTHEA LANGE by Linda Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"A rigorously constructed, entertaining biography."
Riveting portrait of one of America's most renowned photographers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 24, 1978

"Then, out of the mass of minutiae, Lange will suddenly reappear—to say to visiting photographer Robert Frank, on her deathbed: 'I just photographed you.'"
If the Sontag/feminist fix on photography boosts Milton Meltzer's conscientious investigation of Dorothea Lange's life and work, so much the better: she was an instinctive, articulate photographer (who chose her metier before she clicked a shutter) and a major force in establishing the documentary tradition. Read full book review >