Search Results: "Dorothy Ours"


BOOK REVIEW

MAN O’ WAR by Dorothy Ours
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"An almost too-meticulous record of Thoroughbred racing's greatest champion."
A slow-out-of-the-gate biography of Thoroughbred legend Man o' War (a relation of Seabiscuit) that eventually crosses the finish line with a flourish. Read full book review >

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BATTLESHIP by Dorothy Ours
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2013

"For horse-racing fans, an adequate follow-up to the author's previous book and a companion for Lauren Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit (2001)."
The story of an heiress, her horse and the jockey who rode it to glory. Read full book review >

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SURRENDER, DOROTHY by Meg Wolitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Oppressively sentimental, Wolitzer's story quickly feels as cramped as a Hamptons time-share on the Fourth of July. (Author tour)"
A weepy account of a young woman's accidental death and its effect on her family and friends, by the author of Friends for Life (1994), etc. Sara Swerdlow is not what you—d call a slacker, but she's definitely taken her own sweet time in finding herself. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"For young readers not quite ready for Ann Bausum's masterly With Courage and Cloth (2004), the survey offers a powerful lesson in the vindication of the rights of women. (resources, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A timeline that starts in January 1777, when Mary Katherine Goddard printed the first full copy of the Declaration of Independence, and ends with the women's suffrage amendment passed in 1920 opens this fine history of how women got the vote in the United States. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fascinating, well-told, candid, and tender."
A rare glimpse into the life of one of America's most revered social activists. Read full book review >

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SPRING WILL BE OURS by Sue Gee
Released: May 9, 1989

An ambitious if less-than-satisfying first novel chronicling the lives of a Polish family living in exile in London after WW II. Read full book review >

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THE STARS ARE OURS by Andre Norton
Released: Aug. 16, 1954

"Thoughtful."
Past master at serious science fiction that includes human relationships on personal as well as political levels, is Andre Norton whose latest book is a graphic picture of a hard won trial at new life in another planetary system. Read full book review >

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DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"In the end, it's just another violent dystopian series opener for all its yellow-brick veneer, but it's a whole lot more fun than many of its ilk. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)"
When a cyclone deposits a 21st-century Kansas teen in Oz, she and readers discover there've been some changes made. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"As self-empowerment romantic comedies go, this perfectly pleasant one hits all the predictable marks."
The ghost of the eponymous 20th-century wit visits a present-day movie reviewer who lacks Parker's backbone in this mix of comedy and tear-jerker from Meister (The Other Life, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"As ever, Pound remains a spitfire conundrum."
Was the great poet a traitorous madman or an quixotic visionary? Read full book review >

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DOROTHY PARKER DRANK HERE by Ellen Meister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Not even death can keep Dorothy Parker down in this sad and funny story."
The ghost of Dorothy Parker meddles with the lives of mortals in this sequel from Meister (Farewell, Dorothy Parker, 2013). Read full book review >

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RIVINGTON WAS OURS by Brendan Jay Sullivan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This love letter to the Lower East Side will make a great stocking stuffer for hard-core Lady Gaga fans and tourists who idolize the Big Apple. Note: not for the bridge-and-tunnel crowd."
Lady Gaga's former DJ reveals the highs and lows of his musical career in the mid-2000s, also unveiling an intimate portrait of the pop singer's rise to fame. Read full book review >