Search Results: "Elizabeth Bluemle"


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ELIZABETH by Lisa Hilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Mildly revisionist, well-argued, and thoroughly satisfying."
There is no shortage of biographies of Britain's Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but readers should pay attention to this thoughtful, often ingenious account. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by Sarah Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 1996

"No tabloid hype here, but this authoritative biography has enough revealing nuggets scattered through an otherwise flat narrative to keep a royal watcher enthralled. (17 color and 39 b&w photos) (Author tour)"
In the year of her 70th birthday, Elizabeth II of England comes under scrutiny as mother (not quite good enough), wife (better), and constitutional monarch (outstanding). Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by David Starkey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2000

"Reveals a livelier Liz: lovely, clever, wise, and—like all the other Tudors—possessed of the 'besetting sin' of 'rapacity.' (16 pp. color photos and illustrations)"
In brisk, bracing prose, a freelance historian follows England's first Queen Elizabeth from birth to the early days of her reign. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by John Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of the best biographies of Elizabeth ever."
The Whitbread Award-winning author delivers an outstanding biography of Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Moloney says she found her voice through writing her memoir; readers, however, may not be able to follow what she's saying."
Ex-nun Moloney's debut memoir chronicles a life bound by the expectations of others, turned around with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, Jungian analysis and New Age spirituality. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH by J. Randy Taraborrelli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"Overly worshipful, but you'd have to be quite jaded to be bored by this chronicle of a miniseries life."
Veteran diva-disher Taraborrelli, who has written about Cher, Madonna and Princess Grace, turns his pen on the silver screen starlet of the century. Read full book review >

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DOGS ON THE BED by Elizabeth Bluemle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Anyone who lets their dogs sleep on the bed will find this tale doggone funny. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cheery family with two young children and six dogs of varying breeds and sizes tries to bed down for the night in this comical story about cuddling up with canine companions. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER THE DOG by Elizabeth Bluemle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Tail-wagging hilarity that's simply doggone funny—and a perfect Father's Day gift. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The title, cover and opening sentence groom readers for this waggish tale. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU WOKKA-WOKKA? by Elizabeth Bluemle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Not a must-have, though the right storyteller could get the preschool crowd dreaming up their own version of the wokka-wokka. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy bounds out of his house because "[s]ome days you wake up and you just gotta wokka— / Say "HEY!' to your neighbors up and down the blocka / wammy-lammy-wotcha-hoo. Read full book review >

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TAP TAP BOOM BOOM by Elizabeth Bluemle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Cuddle up for a rainy-day adventure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sudden thunderstorm inspires an impromptu gathering of congenial strangers. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH I by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Historically sound, but without the sympathetic spark of the best historical fiction."
Overly busy novel of life inside the Virgin Queen's court—and mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"But there's a muddiness here—Bishop is revealed but then covered up again without psychological or literary acuity—that can't quite convince us that Bishop's life or her art matters as much as these pages assume that it does."
Nappy with the sympathy, solicitude, and slightly off-kilter admiration that the fans of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) are known for, Millier (American Literature/Middlebury College) delivers a long, detailed life of the woman who wrote contemporary American poetry everyone seemed to respect without ever being able to say quite why. Read full book review >