Search Results: "Elizabeth Swados"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUR OF US by Elizabeth Swados
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Lincoln Sail'' (as he called himself) is, though disjointed, grimly fascinating."
Swados (Listening Out Loud, 1988, etc.), a writer/composer best known for the musical Runaways, offers a painful memoir of growing-up in a family beset by mental illness—with compelling ghastliness in many of the details but insufficient overall drama or insight. 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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THE MYTH MAN by Elizabeth Swados
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A traveling show that goes nowhere. (Author tour)"
Swados (The Four of Us, 1991) seems to have intended some sort of deep subtext in this puzzling novel, but it is too carefully buried. Read full book review >

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WALKING THE DOG by Elizabeth Swados
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"One of a kind. Deserves a big splash and lots of readers."
An international art star becomes a dog walker after 25 harsh years in federal prison. Read full book review >

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FLAMBOYANT by Elizabeth Swados
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Problematic, but always pungent and at times penetrating. (Author tour)"
Playwright/novelist Swados (The Myth Man, 1994, etc.) sends an Orthodox Jewish woman to teach English in a school for gay teenagers. 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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THE ANIMAL RESCUE STORE by Elizabeth Swados
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Somehow, it all works together, enhanced by Wilson's vibrant illustrations, bright background colors and a jazzy design. (Poetry. 5-10)"
The author's background in writing and composing for the theater is evident in this unusual collection of poetry that begs to be read aloud in dramatic voices or acted out as a class play. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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HEY YOU! C’MERE by Elizabeth Swados
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Thick impasto colors and geometric forms take kinetic shape as the cast of characters, their props (don't miss the multilayered ice cream cones), and the architecture of fire escapes and sidewalks take the stage. (Poetry. 8-12)"
In a burnished urban landscape full of the colors of summer, a group of youngsters gather. Read full book review >