Search Results: "Frances Stonor Saunders"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Commanding, skillful, effervescent."
Saunders (The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, 2000) has found a fascinating tale, as rich and complex as a tapestry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2000

"An illuminating investigation that will surprise general readers and aid scholars and students."
An impressively detailed, eye-opening study by film producer Saunders of the CIA's clandestine sponsorship of artists and intellectuals during the Cold War. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO SHOT MUSSOLINI by Frances Stonor Saunders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2010

"A thorough, well-written biography of an enigmatic figure."
The story of the little-known Violet Gibson (1876-1956), who shot Italian ruler Benito Mussolini on April 7, 1926, but failed in her assassination attempt. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE MARSHMALLOW by Katie Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Well-done new sibling books are always welcome, and this one is as cozy as being swaddled. (Picture book.2-4)"
Another new-baby story joins the cribfull of titles told from the big-sibling angle. Read full book review >

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SNOWTIME by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"The slight story lacks structure, but the energetically composed paintings of the ducks in the snow are vibrant and amusing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dibble and Dabble, introduced in an eponymously titled book (1990), return in a second simple story. Read full book review >

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BRAVE JACK by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"The simple plot, with language nicely varied in the repeated warnings, makes for a novel and suspenseful way to review some barnyard friends—who are especially welcome as depicted in the splendidly evocative, beautifully crafted art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jack, the lithe brown wild rabbit who hops alertly through Dave Saunders's handsome paintings, has big plans for a feast in the cabbage patch. Read full book review >

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STORM'S COMING by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Like Bambi in miniature; it should enchant any kid who's ever been caught in the rain. (Fiction/Picture book. 1-6)"
As a thunderstorm looms on the horizon, several woodland creatures—two squirrels, a fox, a badger, several rabbits, a mouse, and an owl—scamper for shelter. Read full book review >

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BESWITCHED by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A ripping English boarding-school story with a perceptive heroine and time-travel twist guaranteed to appeal to modern schoolgirls. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A spoiled, contemporary English schoolgirl travels back in time to 1935, where she must adjust to a different life style, make new friends and complete a mysterious task. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE by Kate Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Without hitting readers over the head (as she does with many of her characters), Saunders (The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix, 2015, etc.) launches a well-written series with all the hallmarks of a classic British cozy."
Poking into a family matter on behalf of the family in question throws a novice investigator into more of an investigation than she bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Nobody writes quite like Saunders."
A new story collection from the most playful postmodernist since Donald Barthelme, with narratives that can be enjoyed on a number of different levels. Read full book review >