Search Results: "Estelle Glaser Laughlin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Bracingly intimate and heartfelt."
A moving account of educator and Holocaust survivor Laughlin's experiences living in the Warsaw Ghetto and later, two concentration camps in the north and south of Poland. Read full book review >

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ESTELLE TAKES A BATH by Jill Esbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prepare for a bunch of rowdy story-timers as they giggle over the never-quite-totally-nude Estelle. (Picture book. 4-7)"
While a winter storm rages outside, Estelle relaxes by taking a long, hot, peppermint bubble bath. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Although Miller's earlier correspondence was more vital and lusty and his dealing with Grove more controversial, his slightly prickly but perdurable relationship with New Directions spanned both a radical career and a transformation in publishing and literature, as evidenced here."
The fifth in the series of correspondence between avant-garde New Directions publisher Laughlin and his authors presents a slightly less intimate relationship (and less interesting Miller) but serves to chronicle one facet of Miller's anarchic career. Read full book review >

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EZRA POUND AND JAMES LAUGHLIN by David McCall Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 1994

"The latest in a series of volumes of letters between Laughlin and his authors—others include Kenneth Rexroth, Delmore Schwartz, and William Carlos Williams—this is surely the most dizzying."
Only serious Poundians will want to delve into this selection from the poet's correspondence with his protÇgÇ and publisher, James Laughlin. Read full book review >

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THINGS THAT GO
Released: July 15, 1996

"Instead, offer readers Rhoda Blumberg's Full Steam Ahead (p. 742) and Leonard Everett Fisher's Tracks Across America (1992). (maps, b&w photos and reproductions, notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In this entry in the Great Projects series, Laughlin (Trouble on the Shoshone, 1989, not reviewed) takes a fairly negative view of the railroad business and provides disjointed, unpolished biographies of the five men who joined forces to build the western section of the first transcontinental railroad. Read full book review >

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MURDER CHEZ PROUST by Estelle Monbrun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No Proustian credentials are required to enjoy this suave debut, enlivened by the obligatory corrosive snapshots of academics as comically obsessed careerists."
The annual convention of the Proust Association at the home of the novelist's aunt outside Chartres is shattered by the murder of the Association's founder-president. Read full book review >

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THE BIG RACE by Shirley Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"For collectors of celebrity crossovers. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
The creators of the overdressed Alphazeds (2003) follow up with a less fussy, but uninspired remake of the perennially popular "Tortoise and the Hare." Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Little animal lovers will enjoy gazing at the photographs while learning a little bit about these creatures' real lives and behaviors. (Board book. 2-3)"
This brief photographic nonfiction offering introduces little ones to the many uses of an elephant's trunk. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHAZEDS by Shirley Glaser
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Like Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich's Bembo's Zoo (2000), this aims over children's heads, more toward students of design. (Picture book. Adult)"
In a symbolic episode that's more style than substance, the alphabet's contentious letters congregate in a small room until four get together to form the first W-O-R-D, and give the rest the idea that "It wasn't simply about expressing themselves or showing off. Read full book review >

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THIS RAGING LIGHT by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"A heartbreakingly hopeful, lyrically told exploration of the abandoned children-selfish parents trope. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When a teen is left on her own to care for herself and her sister, the most inconvenient thing possible happens: she falls in love. Read full book review >