Search Results: "Evelyn Rodewald"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 11, 2012

"Vividly describes the activities of fur traders but largely overlooks the effect on Native Americans."
Two authors team up for an exhaustive survey of the North American fur trade that focuses on how European explorers and entrepreneurs depended on Native Americans. Read full book review >

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THE LOVED ONE by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 23, 1948

"Certainly not a even for Waugh addicts."
Entertaining as Evelyn Waugh's practiced wit may be, the mockery here seems a little macabre for all tastes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A nice grrrl, but not much of a riot."
A rock 'n' roll girl embraces motherhood, pens self-indulgent memoir. Read full book review >

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"A slice-of-life from a small-town existence."
In a collection of columns from The Easley Progress, McCollum (Nalley, A Southern Family Story, 2002) offers mostly heartwarming tales of her family and the hamlet in which she grew up. Read full book review >

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SWORD OF HONOUR by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Nov. 2, 1966

"Some critics, Malcolm Muggeridge for instance, considered this ironic, absurd, affecting (and autobiographical) portrait of a middle aged man at war his finest achievement."
Both a "recension" (Waugh before his death excised some of the original material) as well as a one-volume publication of the World War II trilogy— Men at Arms (1952) Officers and Gentleman (1955) and Unconditional Surrender (1961) which Waugh thought of as "obituary of the Roman Catholic Church in England." Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY by Evelyn Lau
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Outspoken but without insight, naive but capable of inflicting great pain: Lau's adolescent reflections aredespite their shock valueno more than that."
Sex, drugs, and an obsession with ``my writing'' dominate this self-absorbed journal of a nonetheless remarkable teenager. Read full book review >

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HELENA by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 16, 1950

"An intellectual invention which is not without its spiritual significance, this still does not subdue the occasional bright badinage, the wit which is a worldly one, although it will be the name that will carry this to its audience."
A retelling of the story of St. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF EVELYN WAUGH by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 25, 1977

All different kinds of people are going to be disappointed by these heavily heralded diaries—kept by England's most acerbic schoolboy, playboy, traveler, soldier, and novelist. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL'S HOUSE by Evelyn Anthony
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"Seamlessly styled entertainment—with tight action and a wry, ironic close."
Again, Anthony (The Relic, 1991, etc. etc.) melds romantic suspense and espionage thrills for a spirited diversion—this time involving a love affair that bobs crazily around a plot to rub out an Arab prince. Read full book review >

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A TOUGH JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF HAPPINESS by Evelyn Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2004

"A tale of personal despair and recovery, and a careful look at domestic violence. The grace in Bernie's character lifts this novel well above its flaws."
Photojournalist and artist Bernie Perkins is surrounded by a loving French mother, a truculent father who's also his boss, an unfaithful wife, and a four-year-old son. In this ardent but uneven novel, he proceeds to lose all. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO PRIOR'S FORD by Evelyn  Hood
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Although Wood's last Prior Ford novel did offer up a murder (Mystery in Prior's Ford, 2012, etc.), the series and her latest entry is really a pleasant, romantic look at life in a small town."
The people of the small Scottish border town of Prior's Ford have their secrets large and small. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 25, 1994

"With the exception of her last tale, Iritani's narrative is a fresh and revealing approach to a now familiar theme."
A contemplative examination of Japanese-American relations on the personal level, through four stories set in a Washington State town. Read full book review >