Search Results: "Eve LaPlante"


BOOK REVIEW

MY HEART IS BOUNDLESS by Eve LaPlante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A compelling documentary portrait of the real Marmee, whose life provided the impetus for Little Women and who emerges here as a noteworthy woman in her own right."
This revealing collection of Abigail May Alcott's writings provides previously unknown details of the life of a 19th-century daughter, sister, wife and mother who associated with transcendental luminaries, suppressed her own dreams to provide for her family, inspired her famous daughter Louisa, and remained an ardent reformer for abolition and women's rights. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"A well-done study. (Line drawings—not seen)"
What did Moses, Van Gogh, Lewis Carroll, and Dostoyevsky have in common? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE by Anna Carey
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Count this calculated effort to surf the wave of popular dystopian romance a wipeout. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Category romance meets YA dystopia in this poorly executed trilogy opener specializing in juvenile romance and adult violence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Thoroughly researched and moving—will appeal particularly to 19th-century women's history buffs, Alcott fans and Little Women aficionados."
Revisionist dual biography shows just how much iconic children's author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) "was her mother's daughter." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A reformative, assenting spin on Salem's hellfire and brimstone history."
LaPlante (American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans, 2004, etc.) again plumbs her family lineage to reanimate the life of the only contrite Salem Witch Trial judge to make amends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2004

"Hutchinson's courage is beyond question, but LaPlante never manages to make her any more sympathetic than her Puritan opponents."
An attempt to place Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) as an early feminist, after being expelled from Massachusetts Bay colony in 1638 on charges of heresy and sedition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVE by K’wan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2006

"Bright, brief lives that lead nowhere."
This sleek, punchy, patently sexist and fairly forgettable hip-hop title by K'wan (Hoodlum, 2005, etc.) trails a young woman freshly sprung from jail as she gets entangled back in the Harlem hood. Read full book review >

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EVE by Elissa Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"An imaginative and deeply felt debut in which the First Parents' flaws make us wonder why they ever thought they had a snowball's chance in Eden."
Dueling deities, and a first family distressingly familiar in its dysfunction, enliven newcomer Elliott's highly original look at Original Sin. Read full book review >

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EVE by Pamela Norris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"With a balance of humor and feminist irony, Norris links fact and fiction, myth and history to provide a sometimes chaotic but often edifying story of the First Mother. (41 b&w, 12 color illustrations, not seen)"
Eve, the "mother of all living," has taken the flak for the woes of man- and womankind for millennia, and only now is her image being revamped, as recounted in this wide-ranging overview of stories from before Genesis to contemporary feminist thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM & EVE by Sena Jeter Naslund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Hmmm…wonder what the Texas State School Board will think of this one?"
The story of the story of Genesis, and a love story reminiscent of Joan Crawford's worst movies are, uh, juxtaposed, in this very earnest sixth novel from the industrious Kentucky author (Abundance, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVE GREEN by Susan Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Much to enjoy in this rural browse, though the land has been grazed before."
Fletcher debuts with the tale of a girl's coming of age in Wales: as plentiful elements of richness and grace slowly give way to fairly standardized small-town gothic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXECUTION EVE by William J. Buchanan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Photographs—not seen). (First printing of 20,000; film rights sold to Multimedia Motion Pictures)"
One of the strangest, most convoluted true-crime tales of the year, recounted with skill by Buchanan (Creative Writing/University of New Mexico), whose father figured prominently in the case. Read full book review >