Search Results: "Eve LaPlante"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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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 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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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 >

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TAKING EVE by Iris Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2013

"A successful Johansen novel, filled with intriguing twists and characters and an overarching mystery that will keep fans coming back for Book 2."
Jim Doane will stop at nothing to get the answers he wants as to what happened to his son, and he knows forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is the key; not only can she recreate Kevin's face from his skull, but she's a character in a deadly game she doesn't even know she's playing. Read full book review >

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EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An auspicious, thought-provoking series opener. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1975

"MPSLUGMISTER Buckley is an arrogant, facile wit and could be considered a very amusing writer indeed if only one could be certain that no one took him seriously."
This weighty (that's poundage, not profundity) miscellanea of the comments of WFB, as Buckley signs himself, spans three years of National Review, and Washington Star syndicated columns plus the occasional piece for Esquire or Redbook. Read full book review >