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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BUT THEN I CAME BACK by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Rendered with insight and compassion, Eden's struggles to make peace with the human condition add up to a riveting coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Nursing a seriously bruised ego, out of sync with friends and family, Eden slipped, hit her head, and plunged into the icy river; in the coma that follows, she's approached by a strange girl whose urgent message she's unable to hear. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE by Estelle Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1992

"A Harlequin-esque debut novel, with unsurprising twists, hints at romance, and a Happy Ending, but redeemed by the edgy, wary, believable relationship between Lyn and her father's second family."
Australian writer Thompson's promising beginning dwindles into contrivance as Lyn Sutton, now in her 20s, finally tracks down her dad—last seen when she was six and he was arrested for robbery and murder. 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 >