Search Results: "Elizabeth Kendall"


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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A WARDROBE by Elizabeth Kendall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Exquisitely detailed but at times numbing fashion memoir that seems determined to hold readers at a distance."
Kendall (American Daughter: Discovering My Mother, 2000, etc.) tells her clothing-centric life story in her wardrobe's voice. Read full book review >

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BALANCHINE AND THE LOST MUSE by Elizabeth Kendall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2013

"The ballet students barely survived through the civil war, foraging for food, burning furniture for heat, searching for venues and always dancing. Kendall's great success is her illustration of the profound love and devotion of these dancers for their art."
It's remarkable that so many great dancers and choreographers came out of repressive, revolutionary Russia. This book is the story of how and why. Read full book review >

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OVERTIME by Judith Kendall
Released: July 28, 2010

"Romance fans will enjoy this tangled web of love and work amid the tumultuous backdrop of the changing times."
Kendall's debut combines romantic love and melodrama to explore changing gender roles and business relationships. Read full book review >

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AMERICA'S OBSESSIVES by Joshua Kendall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 25, 2013

"Do we care if a professionally successful person is a psychological mess? Not, it seems, if we get out of it a great smartphone or a well-organized library. Kendall delivers a mostly engaging history of a handful of America's 'obsessive innovators.'"
Kendall (Associate Fellow/Trumbull College, Yale Univ.; The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture, 2010, etc.) returns with a collection of minibiographies of obsessive personalities who transformed American life. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

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221 BC by Kendall Price
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An inventive blend of Egyptian history and magic, this dynastic tale opens what promises to be a stellar series."
Set against the backdrop of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in an alternate history linking the power of the pharaohs to magic, this first installment of a trilogy details the beginnings of a war pitting brother against brother. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nothing new here, but a decently told account all the same."
A joint biography of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by cultural historian Taylor, who dwells on the disintegration of their marriage and Zelda's slow descent into madness. Read full book review >

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CROSSING OVER by Anna Kendall
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Disappointing. (Fantasy. YA)"
An imaginative dark fantasy is marred by opaque worldbuilding and clunky characterization. Read full book review >

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CHARM! by Kendall Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"All My Children addicts, who have doted on Kendall's story all fall, will relish the posh clothes, dishy men and chaotic relationships. Others may prefer to switch channels."
Trashy fiction purportedly written by conniving Kendall Hart, Erica Kane's trouble magnet of a daughter on the daytime TV drama All My Children. Read full book review >

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FIRST DADS by Joshua Kendall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"Rich in detail, this informative book gives new understanding to our nation's leaders and their offspring."
A look at the parenting practices of American presidents. Read full book review >