Search Results: "Elizabeth Abbott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Full of fascinating details and illuminating insights."
A lively and nuanced look at gender roles as they have been revealed by the lives of concubines and mistresses over the centuries. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF MARRIAGE by Elizabeth Abbott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A rich tapestry and colorful snapshot of an evolving institution—includes a helpful selective bibliography."
An engaging mishmash of general history and personal histories of marriage, by the Canadian author of A History of Celibacy (1999) and A History of Mistresses (2003). Read full book review >

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HAITI by Elizabeth Abbott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"More than two decades later, Abbott's theory of Duvalierism's enduring legacy holds water."
An appalling chronicle of Haiti's ruinous progress, with Duvaliers major and minor serving as exemplars of venality. Read full book review >

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PETS by Simon Abbott
by Simon Abbott, illustrated by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An enjoyable, affordable addition to this accessible series. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
Paper engineering animates a bevy of domestic animals as the pages turn. Read full book review >

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POP AND PLAY by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Despite these quibbles, both books are likable and affordable starter pop-ups. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
As the book opens, paper engineering animates a variety of vehicles on the page. Read full book review >

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THE FEVER by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Nothing should be taken at face value in this jealousy- and hormone-soaked world except that Abbott is certainly our very best guide."
The lives of teenage girls are dangerous, beautiful things in Abbott's (Dare Me, 2012, etc.) stunning seventh novel. Read full book review >

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INSIDE MAN by Jeff Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Add in the multiple brushes with gunfire he survives while unarmed and the run he makes without harm through a minefield, and Capra may be the one of the luckiest sleuths in literature."
Abbott's (Downfall, 2013, etc.) hip young ex-CIA spy Sam Capra tangles with international smugglers in this fast-moving but ultimately far-fetched thriller. Read full book review >

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ISLAND by Charles Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"A Pinocchio story for grown-ups: mostly affecting, even if its workings do show."
Pseudonymous first novel by a ``prizewinning author of distinguished nonfiction'' who died in 1992: an earnest, absorbing, if occasionally awkward, tale that explores the nature of love and happiness as it traces the descent and recovery of an isolated urban drinker. Read full book review >

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QUEENPIN by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2007

"Abbott (The Song is You, 2007, etc.) produces another stunning hardboiled heroine."
A young woman's brutal education in the Las Vegas syndicate includes learning how to play, and betray, her ice-queen boss. Read full book review >

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LUNCH-BOX DREAM by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A laudable attempt to address an unfortunately still-timely subject, this novel feels more like a Modernist experiment than a children's book. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1959 on a Civil War battleground tour, a white northern boy has his own prejudices shaken when he sees Jim Crow in action in a Joycean exploration that seems uncertain of its audience. Read full book review >