Search Results: "Elizabeth Russell Taylor"


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BELATED by Elizabeth Russell Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Pensive and luminous despite its dolor, a resonant collection that deftly contemplates the existential."
Russell Taylor's (Will Dolores Come to Tea?, 2010, etc.) latest collection of short stories explores mourning, love, loss and the struggle for meaningful connection. Read full book review >

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AT MRS. LIPPINCOTE’S by Elizabeth  Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2001

"Though Kirkus praised this 'expose of human frailties and failures,' we also expected it to interest only 'discriminating tastes.'"
First published here in 1946, Taylor's English comedy of manners joins Virago's venerable series of rediscovered women's fiction, and comes with a rather perfunctory introduction by bookseller Tim Waterstone. Read full book review >

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Holy Revelation by Taylor Russell Stone
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A strange collection of biblical codes that lacks wide appeal."
A debut book offers a key to figuring out the numerical codes embedded in the Bible. Read full book review >

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I IS ANOTHER by Elisabeth Russell Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1996

London-based Taylor (Pillion Riders, etc., not reviewed) offers a short tale moralistic in its thrust, philosophic in its tone—and of declining interest as it goes on, and on. Read full book review >

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PRESENT FEARS by Elisabeth Russell Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1997

"A rare treat that impresses on the first reading and—even more unusual—improves on the second."
An exceptional debut collection in which Taylor (I is Another, 1996, etc.) proves that a sharp eye and clear voice still carry more weight than loud, cheap thrills. Read full book review >

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Released: April 11, 2014

"Reveals one fascinating aspect of the legal system, informing the reader while demonstrating the value of artistic interpretation."
A new approach to understanding the criminal justice system through the eyes of courtroom artists. Read full book review >

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YOU'LL ENJOY IT WHEN YOU GET THERE by Elizabeth  Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Sensitive souls are scrutinized with delicate English understatement."
A newly selected volume of short fiction by a much-admired but not widely known English writer showcases her subtle insights. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL BLACK ELITE by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2017

"Important research on an overlooked but significant figure."
A lively work chronicling the growth of the educated African-American movers and shakers in Washington, D.C., on the brink of renewed Jim Crow laws. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An important story of human struggle, determination and triumph."
The former director of education at James Madison's Montpelier debuts with the biography of Paul Jennings, a slave who grew up with the Madisons, was with the former president when he died, gained his freedom and sired many descendants. Read full book review >

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THE NORTHWEST MURDERS by Elizabeth Atwood Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1992

"Full of Indian and gold-mining lore, old and new love affairs, including Maggie's own with environmentalist Jim Pepper, the rambling story here never matches the pithiness of its first chapter—but an intrepid Maggie and an exotic puzzle will keep the reader entertained, if not enthralled."
In a third outing, p.i. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2000

"A breathlessly engrossing history of a classic urban political machine and the powerbroker who ran it his way. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A monumental biography of Chicago's six-term mayor that elevates the coarse and cunning political boss to the status of an American icon. Read full book review >