Search Results: "Elizabeth Scarboro"


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PHOENIX UPSIDE DOWN by Elizabeth Scarboro
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"The sisters Jamie and Rachel talk freely with one another, and their rare friendship may be the most important one here, in a story that is sparely told but rich in feeling. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Feeling displaced after her family's move to Arizona, a fourth grader finds the friends she needs to get her past the rough spots, in this graceful story from the author of The Secret Language of the SB (1990). Read full book review >

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MY FOREIGN CITIES by Elizabeth Scarboro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"Scarboro's writing is marked by honesty, and although a new love appears for the young widow at the end, there's no doubt of the warmth of her love for Stephen in the years they had together."
A poignant memoir that first appeared as a thoughtful essay in the "Modern Love" column of the New York Times. 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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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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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 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 >

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ELIZABETH II by Douglas Keay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1992

"More anecdotal than analytical, and written in less-than- sparkling prose: for hard-core royalty fans only. (Sixteen-page photo insert—not seen.)"
In a biography written to mark the 40th anniversary of Elizabeth II's accession to the throne, British journalist Keay tells you all you can want to know about the monarch without offering any illuminating insights of his own. Read full book review >