Search Results: "Fanny Merkin"


BOOK REVIEW

FIFTY SHAMES OF EARL GREY by Fanny Merkin
Released: July 31, 2012

"Anna may learn to laugh with, instead of at, Grey, but the constant lampooning leaves the reader numb."
Can a young, preternaturally successful corporate executive overcome his 50 shameful secrets to find true love? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANNY by Edmund White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2003

"A brilliantly structured, wonderfully engaging tragicomedy of historic and panoramic yet human proportions."
Novelist and memoirist White (The Flâneur, 2001, etc.) obviously had a ball playing within the double framework of this purported biography-gone-astray of Victorian radical Fanny Wright by hack novelist and travel writer Frances Trollope, Anthony's mother. Read full book review >

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FANNY STEVENSON by Alexandra Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Published in a smooth and unobtrusive translation from the French, this book is difficult to put down."
Sprawling over the boundary between biography and fiction, a tale of the passionate adventures of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (18411918). Read full book review >

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FANNY & ANNABELLE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This lighthearted endeavor is a welcome addition to her repertoire. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hobbie's newest characters, the irrepressible Fanny and her homemade doll, Annabelle, return for another adventure (Fanny, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANNY BRICE by Herbert G. Goldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"A celebrity bio the way they should be written."
Well-written life of the great comedienne, today known best as the original of Barbra Streisand's Funny Girl and Funny Woman; by the author of 1988's well-received Jolson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2001

"Rich portraits of the sisters—and of the constraints and rewards of Victorian life. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Colorful adventures of two scions of a 19th-century English theatrical family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANNY MENDELSSOHN by Françoise Tillard
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"It will take still further scholarship and extended reflection by additional biographers to give us Fanny Mendelssohn in depth, but this is a worthy start. (33 illustrations, not seen)"
An important first stab at the life and works of an underappreciated musical talent. Read full book review >

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POE & FANNY by John May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2004

"A labored history lesson about the social and cultural life of 1845 New York, but not especially entertaining—or enlightening—about Poe."
Fictionalized account of one particularly dismal year toward the end of Edgar Allan Poe's short and generally unhappy life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANNY BURNEY by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2001

"Substantial research informs this sympathetic and vibrant biography. (36 b&w photos)"
An important, comprehensive view of the pioneering novelist and playwright (1752-1840). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

"Fanny's humor, warmth, and adventurous spirit are evident in all her writing, be it fiction or a thank-you note. (illustrations and photos, not seen)"
The title may smack of an Erica Jong novel, but this is a biography of the courageous and tender woman best remembered as mother of 19th-century novelist Anthony Trollope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANNY FERN by Joyce W. Warren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1992

"Fern's experiences, evoked here in lively and engaging prose, should provide inspiration for those who follow. (Twenty-one b&w illustrations.)"
Warren (English/Queens College) performs a true literary service here by re-creating the life of America's first female newspaper columnist—a witty, brave, and defiant writer whose life proves both inspirational and heartening even now. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANNY AND SUE by Karen Stolz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Certainly not without its Saturday Evening Post charms, but this one lacks the complexity to bring it alive."
Twins grow up during the Depression in a nostalgic slice of St. Louis life, the second homespun tale from Stolz (World of Pies, 2000). Read full book review >