Search Results: "Fran Hawthorne"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"Hawthorne's research provides clear, rational insights into our ethical choices, empowering us to be savvy shoppers."
Brands popular both for their social currency and image of social responsibility go under journalist Hawthorne's (The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism, 2010, etc.) microscope in this exploration of how closely the ethical words match up to corporate actions. Read full book review >

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HAWTHORNE by Brenda Wineapple
Released: Oct. 2, 2003

"Richly detailed and nuanced: a model of literary biography, and an illumination for students of Hawthorne's work. (For an excerpt of Hawthorne, go to www.kirkusreviews.com.)"
A thoughtful, absorbing life of the gloomy prince of American literature. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"A commendable and well-researched work. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12+)"
Whitelaw (William Tecumseh Sherman, p. 111, etc.) presents an unsentimental and clear-eyed portrait of Hawthorne in this entry in the World Writers series. Read full book review >

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PAULINA & FRAN by Rachel B. Glaser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A rare novel that focuses its attention on the difficulties of repairing adult friendships, with a fun setting and a bold cast of characters to lighten the mood."
Poet and short story writer Glaser's (MOODS, 2013, etc.) debut novel tells the story of a passionate friendship between two art students. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 1998

"A spiritual quest that encompasses the roots of family and friendship - it will resonate with the women of Banner's generation and beyond. (25 photos, not seen)"
Reflections on a friendship initiated 40 years ago in high school and reestablished across an ocean and a great cultural and spiritual divide. Read full book review >

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HAWTHORNE IN CONCORD by Philip McFarland
Released: July 1, 2004

"A somber, important complement to Charles C. Calhoun's vibrant Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life (see above)."
Historian McFarland (The Brave Bostonians, 1998, etc.) paints a selective, complex, and ultimately enriching portrait of America's earliest psychological novelist in his middle years. Read full book review >

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FRAN ELLEN'S HOUSE by Marilyn Sachs
Released: Oct. 1, 1987

"Standing well alone, the book will surely be welcomed by readers of The Bears' House."
In a sequel to the poignant The Bears' House, about a deprived child who finds solace imagining being card for by bears in a dollhouse, two years have elapsed; the family has been separated and given over to foster care. Read full book review >

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THE HAWTHORNE GROUP by Thomas Hauser
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 1991

"As such, it's not half bad."
A strange hybrid from the author of Missing and The Beethoven Conspiracy: a lonely 40-ish New York woman's struggles to make it in a new career are complicated when it turns out that her boss is trying to bring the whole Third World into the Atomic Age. Read full book review >

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Margin of Eros by Clare Hawthorne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2013

"A thoroughly entertaining novel of movie-industry titans."
Greek gods run amok in modern-day Hollywood in this first comic novel of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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SILENT SUSPECT by Tony Hawthorne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Strong characters, an intriguing story, and a brisk pace make for a highly readable legal thriller."
Hawthorne's debut novel follows a Cape Cod lawyer who defends a mute old woman with memory loss in her trial for a 50-year-old murder in a hostile Southern town. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY GIRL by Fran Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Chaos in fact is the opening and closing note of this mesmerizing dream, leaving readers to mull over the intriguing parallels between start and end."
A gritty, hypnotic debut tale told by a perceptive young woman who suffers from a bizarre disease—mast-cell leukemia, a real-life affliction that the author herself has survived. Read full book review >