Search Results: "E.M. Swift"


BOOK REVIEW

MY SERGEI by Ekaterina Gordeeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Here the 25-year-old widow tells their story with a naive simplicity and innocence, lacking the womanly grace that embodied her love when she was on the ice with her husband. (16 pages color photos and 40 b&w photos) (Literary Guild alternate selection; Doubleday Book Club featured alternate)"
The jacket of this memoir seems to promise a fairy tale, as does the simple title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIFT by Robert J. Blake
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"He depicts a winter landscape both ominous and beautiful. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Swift is a working dog, who helps Johnnie's Pa hunt and stay safe in the woods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1998

"A true horror story with a mildly upbeat ending. (8 pages b&w photos)"
The story of an athlete whose career was cut short by a devastating injury is sadly all too common, but here it is told with unusual honesty and feeling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 7, 1994

"For all her familiarity with the life and works, Beauman's approach, tone, and style are simply inappropriate."
Believing that Forster (1879-1970) wrote ``five of the greatest novels in our language,'' Beauman (A Very Great Profession—not reviewed, on women novelists) argues that they are the product of his long period of sexual repression, that finding ``sexual happiness'' at age 40 put an end to his fiction, turning him into a journalist, a sage, an academic, and a ``Closet Queen'' who spent his latter years in an extended furtive relationship with a bisexual married police officer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 3, 2012

"A high-concept but uneven genre combo."
Monk (Magic Without Mercy, 2012, etc.) delivers the second installment in her genre-blending Age of Steam series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 10, 1947

"For a rather special intellectual market."
For most readers, Forster is identified with A Passage to India (1924)- which those who haven't read intend some day to read, and those who have intend to reread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIFT RUN by Laura DiSilverio
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Though the action grinds to a painful halt when Charlie pairs off with her potential love interests, anything can happen when Gigi's at the helm."
Odd-couple female investigators take on an equally odd case when they're hired to look into the disappearance of the man who used to be married to one of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIFT JUSTICE by Laura DiSilverio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Though Gigi's disastrously silly scrapes exasperate Charlie, readers will eat them up in this charming series debut by DiSilverio, aka Lila Dare (Tressed to Kill, 2010)."
A private investigator is saddled with her silent partner's not-so-silent ex-wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIFT EDGE by Laura DiSilverio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Charlie's second doesn't live up to the quirky charm of her series debut (Swift Justice, 2010) but still deserves better-than-average scores."
The case of a missing figure skater ushers a private eye into a world whose skaters' personalities are more fearsome than the investigation itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >