Search Results: "Everett Emerson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1995

"Worthwhile, though excessively careful not to knock any chips from the Great One's pedestal. (21 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A reverential biography that presumes rather than inquires into Emerson's greatness. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN, A LITERARY LIFE by Everett Emerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A useful addition to Twain scholarship—one that may inspire many to reread the Inimitable himself."
Mark Twain considered his writing the key feature of his life; this new biography takes him at his word. Read full book review >

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RUPERT EVERETT by Rupert Everett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"The funny, unromantic side of an actor's life: eternally unfulfilled, vacillating between giggly highs and malicious lows."
The English actor dishes on fame, lack of fame and his peripatetic quest for a film project that isn't a complete disaster. Read full book review >

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EMERSON BARKS by Liza Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"While Emerson is an appealing character, Jules Feiffer's Bark, George (1999) remains the clear choice in accounts of caterwauling canines. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny, gray dog with a loud, annoying bark tries to stop bothering his neighbors. Read full book review >

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C. EVERETT KOOP by Anne Bianchi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Chronology; bibliography; notes; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
What happens to a boy who sneaks into medical operating theaters and then tries techniques he's observed there on rats and rabbits, never losing a patient? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"A well-researched, readable look at a complex personality in wilderness exploration."
The absorbing story of wilderness explorer Everett Ruess, who has gained a cult-like following since his disappearance in 1934. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An ambitious novel in which the formalistic chances taken by the author are often stimulating and occasionally exasperating."
Over the course of a prolific career, Everett (Assumption, 2011, etc.) has conditioned readers to expect the unexpected, but this novel is not only his most challenging to date, it sheds fresh light on his previous work. Read full book review >

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THE EMERSON GOSPEL by Robbyn Burger
Released: March 5, 2012

"Nashville and Wall Street provide an authentic setting for smart characters, tight prose and just the right amount of detail."
In Burger's novel, the successful daughter of a country-music legend returns to her Tennessee home and realizes she has more in common with her dysfunctional family than she thought. Read full book review >

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EMERSON AMONG THE ECCENTRICS by Carlos Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although this group biography is less than the sum of its parts, the parts themselves remain deeply intriguing."
In his final, unfinished work, literary scholar Baker (Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story, 1969, etc.) views an eclectic collection of individuals through the lens of conventional scholarship. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers may wonder if they really needed a poem for every day of the school year. (glossary, guide to poetic forms) (Verse novel. 8-12)"
This novel in verse is a remarkable feat of mimicry. The poems sound exactly like they were written by real fifth-graders. Read full book review >

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A HOME FOR MR. EMERSON by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A small, inviting window into the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson and an inspiring tribute to a life's dream realized. (author's note, philosophical prompts, source notes, acknowledgments) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The team behind creative picture-book biographies The Extraordinary Mark Twain (2010) and What To Do About Alice? (2008) turns its attention to 19th-century American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read full book review >