Search Results: "Frances Wilson"


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GUILTY THING by Frances Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A new, but not revisionist, portrait of a troubled artist."
The trials and passions of the romantic essayist and memoirist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A fascinating, sometimes bumpy ride through the more grotesque regions of literary experience, for lovers of the half-rhyme between books and sex."
English critic Wilson's study of several notoriously intense couplings shows how certain literary obsessions—assimilating the world through reading, sustaining oneself through writing—become interchangeable with heterosexual passion. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY WORDSWORTH by Frances Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"An often lyrical ballad with some superfluous, unmelodious stanzas."
Wilson continues her examination of the fraught terrain where sex and literature meet (Literary Seductions, 2000, etc.) in a bleak biography of the celebrated poet's unmarried sister. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An up-and-down history of an intriguing figure."
Wilson (The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, 2009) tells the story of the Titanic's polarizing owner, who was aboard the vessel and survived its fatal 1912 collision with an iceberg. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1991

"A compelling psychological odyssey offering unique insights into a nightmare world."
Casey's thoughtful account of the formation and integration of her 24 separate personalities. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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LET'S LOOK AT DINOSAURS by Frances Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Dinosaurs, pop-ups and flaps to lift—what could be better? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's latest interactive text appeals to the youngest of dinosaur aficionados, presenting them with some very basic facts about how dinosaurs lived. Read full book review >

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DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >

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WELL WITCHED by Frances Hardinge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Vivid and imaginative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fascinating premise, atmospheric description and a collection of quirky characters combine in this British import. Read full book review >

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THE BEDUINS' GAZELLE by Frances Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It would be too easy to find signs that this book lacks the characteristic polish of Temple's previous books; regardless, this one glitters with the intelligence and skill of a gifted storyteller, and will sweep readers along on an exotic, satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Add this stylish, romantic tale of nomad lovers separated and reunited to Temples tragically short, but uniformly memorable, shelf of books. Read full book review >