Search Results: "Emma Tennant"


BOOK REVIEW

SYLVIA AND TED by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2001

"It matters little, in the end, whether the book is 'true,' being, as it is, exploitative, high-handed, and tedious."
Yes, that Sylvia and Ted. Tennant returns with a short novel that tries to represent the marriage of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, a hectic union that ended with Plath's suicide in 1963. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1994

"Once was bad enough; twice is unforgivable."
Tennant's wretched second sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (after Pemberley, 1993) has none of the beloved original's wit, brilliance, or biting satire. Read full book review >

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PEMBERLEY by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Dyspeptic."
Tennant (The Half-Mother, 1985) enters this fall's ``Jane Wars'' in which sequels to Austen's Pride and Prejudice vie—and is bested by Julia Barrett with her deft and entertaining Presumption (p. 948). Read full book review >

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ADÈLE by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Delightful may not be the word, but this is certainly lots of fun. Despite the odds, Tennant's story works perfectly, creating a genuine modern sequel to Brontë's tale that's neither a parody nor a cheap imitation."
After two sequels to Pride and Prejudice (Pemberley, 1993; An Unequal Marriage, 1994) and one to Emma (1998), Tennant retells Jane Eyre from the perspective of, mainly, Rochester's daughter Adèle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE IN CORFU by Emma Tennant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Sometimes the sentences are as tangled as the underbrush, but for readers who like their travel-writing as rich as first-press olive oil, this will appeal. (b&w photos)"
A Mediterranean idyll from a British novelist (Sylvia and Ted, 2001, etc.) whose parents took up residence on a Greek island in the mid-1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAR by Agnita Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1996

"All these stories were written between 1977 and 1990; their authors are accomplished storytellers well worth getting acquainted with."
The Star ($29.00; Sept. 26, 1996; 141 pp.; 0-7103-0533-8): Eight affecting stories by contemporary Korean writers, mostly straightforward in conception (though they're anything but inartistic), that contrast the impoverished lives of struggling families with nostalgic visions of the culture's glorious past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Tennant keeps both the excitement and the natural history flowing freely and breezily. (8 pp. color photos, not seen)"
A naturalist's intrepid quest to track the movements of a peregrine falcon to its summer and winter grounds, fueled by hungry curiosity and a rickety old Cessna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY AND ME by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Pushing actual child care duties off on preschoolers is a nonstarter, but this may help prepare younger prospective sibs for family changes. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-4)"
A child with a doll demonstrates baby care in this sweet, decidedly purposeful outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOXY by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Kids nervous about their own first day may just fall asleep wishing for their own Foxy visitor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very young girl's first-day-of-school jitters prompt a nighttime visit from Foxy, whose magical tail causes "school supplies" to appear, fairy-godmother style. Read full book review >

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BEST BEAR by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nice enough bedtime reading for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's bedtime, and a little boy in red pajamas climbs the stairs with his best friend, a scruffy stuffed bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPYMASTER by Tennant H. Bagley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A respectful, introspective exposé of a great emissary who became a friend."
A retired spy-service veteran reflects on the life of an espionage specialist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRECK AND ORDER by Hannah Tennant-Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Often unsettling, sometimes funny, always meticulously observed; a quietly intoxicating novel that resists easy answers."
Tennant-Moore's sharp debut follows a defiantly self-destructive young woman—powerfully intelligent and profoundly lost—as she grapples with identity, spirituality, and purpose. Read full book review >