Search Results: "Eleanor Catton"


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THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"There's a lovely payoff after the miles of twists and turns. It's work getting there but work of a thoroughly pleasant kind."
A layered, mannered, beguiling yarn, longlisted for the Booker Prize, by New Zealander novelist Catton. Read full book review >

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I HAVE ANOTHER LANGUAGE by Eleanor Schick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The appealing soft gray of the illustrations is just right for this mood piece; with precise yet understated line and gentle shading, Schick depicts the narrator's joy and captures the special grace of a memorable performance. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In spare prose and soft-pencil illustrations, Schick (a former dancer who studied with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey) evokes a day in the life of a young African-American performer, beginning with a glimpse of home and school but focusing on dance class and her first stage appearance, when ``every movement feels more real than it ever has before'' and when last night's dreams combine with the morning's first hint of spring to create ``Things I can't say in words,'' but can suddenly express with dance. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA AND THE ROAD TO BONDAGE by R.M. Catton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A complex, disturbing psychoanalysis of Obama and his political agenda, not easily dismissed."
A psychological profile of America's first black president, with a review of the influences shaping his persona and policies. Read full book review >

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STINKY by Eleanor Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 25, 2008

Deep in the swamp dwells Stinky, a purple, spotted monster with horns and a hedgehog 'do. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"A powerful mix of opinion, reporting and poignant recollection."
Newsweek columnist and McLaughlin Group pundit Clift combines a journalist's account of the political circus surrounding Terri Schiavo's death with the personal story of the death of her husband, Tom Brazaitis. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT by Eleanor Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Strong medicine, not always easy to swallow, but readers who like a challenge will relish this gifted writer's ambition and grit."
The births of two babies and the consequent lynching of a black man launch Henderson's (Ten Thousand Saints, 2011) grim investigation into the fractures of race, class, and family in rural Georgia. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Winning first installment in a planned series, sure to be loved by fans of both mysteries and historical fiction."
A Separatist healer is determined to identify a killer, even if it places her under suspicion for incompetence—or even murder—in Sullivan's (Deadly Diversion, 2009, etc.) historical mystery. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN SALEM by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2015

"Rees and Lydia would have made better progress if they hadn't stopped to eat every few pages and Kuhns (Cradle to Grave, 2014, etc.) hadn't described every bite, along with numerous other historical details. Still, the Reeses make an amiable sleuthing team in a post-Revolutionary War setting."
An 18th-century weaver/detective steps into a wasp's nest of family intrigue when he takes on his fourth case. Read full book review >

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GRAVEN IMAGES by Eleanor Sullivan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An ambitious, satisfying historical mystery."
Sullivan's (Cover Her Body, 2011) latest mystery follows a 19th-century midwife and herbalist as she attempts to solve a murder—and save an innocent man. Read full book review >

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A PARIS ALL YOUR OWN by Eleanor Brown
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 4, 2017

"A quick and fun read that should delight seasoned travelers as well as those planning their first adventure to this 'enormous and complex place.'"
A collection of short essays by female authors on Paris, a city that "is so many things, all of them wonderful." Read full book review >