Search Results: "Ellis Avery"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST NUDE by Ellis Avery
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"Steeped in largely feminine/lesbian sensuality and peopled by famous and cultural figures of pre-World War II Europe, the novel is a dark, sexy romp, although it ends in a disappointing whimper."
Avery (The Teahouse Fire, 2006, etc.) is right in step with the current publishing trend toward romantic yet literary historical fiction with this imagined romance between the cubist/art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka and the model Rafaela, who appears in six of her paintings. Read full book review >

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THE TEAHOUSE FIRE by Ellis Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A confident, original but slightly wearying debut."
Japan welcomes the West in this historical tale from a first-time novelist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

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A well-wrought memoir that turns simple observations and memories into powerful illustrations of grief and illness.
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A writer recounts the emotions and memories of losing her mother and battling cancer. Read full book review >

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CONVICTING AVERY by Michael D. Cicchini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"Will engage fans of the series and readers who wonder if prosecutors really do cut corners in their campaigns against serious criminals."
Rebuttal of the case against Steven Avery, from a defense attorney who sees larger patterns of malfeasance in Wisconsin justice. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Suggestions for further reading include titles for both adults and children. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
With the handsome treatment readers have come to expect, Bial presents the history of the New York Harbor immigration station that processed a good half of the immigrants coming to America between 1892 and 1924. Read full book review >

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AN ELLIS ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Maxinne Rhea Leighton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, authentic details plus Nolan's misty, rather somber paintings capture the period—especially the Ellis Island site—with grace and care. (Young reader/Picture book. 5- 9)"
A first-time author re-creates her father's experience of coming to America early in this century with his family. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN OF ELLIS ISLAND by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Woodruff includes details about the adventure that make it compelling, but the story is drily told and often heavy-handed. (map, glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-12)"
A colorless adventure through time as an orphan discovers something about his past. Read full book review >

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Released: March 2, 1981

"Finally, then: a collection of spun-sugar stories, artfully done but awfully fragile."
Helprin (A Dove of the East, Refiner's Fire) has a disposition toward felicity, charm, elfin humor. Read full book review >

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AT ELLIS ISLAND by Louise Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"This last element is often ponderous and intrusive, an adult layer over what are children's voices, and ultimately limits the effectiveness of an otherwise artfully organized whole. (bibliography, websites) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-12)"
The voice of a fictional immigrant girl joins with those of historical narratives and the author's own to paint a portrait of Ellis Island and the children who passed through it. Read full book review >

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ELLIS ISLAND INTERVIEWS by Peter M. Coan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"With so many stories, and so many voices, this is a fine collection of primary-source materials. (index, appendix, b&w photos, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Coan takes readers on an emotional tour of Ellis Island with this elaborate, readable collection of interviews. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A glittering, accomplished, but rather callow tale of a latter-day Lost Generation."
How empty can the lives of young, rich, beautiful people be? Find out in this jaundiced novel of contemporary mores. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, but too long and too dry."
A thoroughly researched but dull treatise showing the significant impact of sports on the great American-Jewish pastime of assimilation. Read full book review >