Search Results: "Elizabeth Marshall Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

CERTAIN POOR SHEPHERDS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Hosanna in excelsis!"
Certain Poor Shepherds ($15.00; Nov. 1996; 128 pp.; 0-684-83313- 1): An instant classic, quite likely the best Christmas book of the season, by the anthropologist author of The Hidden Life of Dogs (1993), etc. This one is even more convincing as to the inner lives of animals. Read full book review >

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DREAMING OF LIONS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A candid and humane memoir of a fascinating life."
A novelist and bestselling nonfiction writer's account of her life and how she became a respected observer of the natural world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A thoroughly engaging and deeply insightful study of the cat world. (Line drawings) (First serial to Atlantic Monthly Magazine; author tour)"
Following on the paws of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs (1993), anthropologist/novelist Thomas now focuses her keen sense of observation on felines. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1993

"A four-woof salute to Thomas and a vigorous tail-wag to boot. (Drawings—not seen)"
An astonishing work of ethology that asks—and answers clearly—a question about dogs that's so simple that, apparently, no one has ever tackled it before: ``What do dogs want?'' Thomas—a trained scientist and novelist who brings her storytelling skills (The Animal Wife, 1990, etc.) fully to bear in this beautifully written study—explains that, years ago, she realized that ``despite a vast array of publications on dogs, virtually nobody...had ever bothered to ask what dogs do when left to themselves.'' And so she set out to ask just that, first by unobtrusively bicycling along with a two-year-old husky, Misha, as the dog went about its daily roamings in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, area. Read full book review >

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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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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. 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 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 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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CERTAIN POOR SHEPHERDS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An affecting, well-spun tale that will especially resonate with animal lovers. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A tale of friendship between a dog and a goat interweaves Nativity mythology and scientific animal facts. Read full book review >