Search Results: "Georgia Bragg"


BOOK REVIEW

MATISSE ON THE LOOSE by Georgia Bragg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2009

"A very good author's note gives some background about Henri and Pierre Matisse and about the reality of art thievery. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Eleven-year-old narrator Matisse's mother is head of security for the local art museum, where an exhibit of Henri Matisse's paintings is scheduled at the same time as a security-system overhaul. Read full book review >

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HOW THEY CHOKED by Georgia Bragg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers will be entertained and fascinated by the flawed humanity depicted within. (notes, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Bragg's follow-up to How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous (2011) reveals the failures of 14 notables from history. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"Engaging, informative and downright disgusting. (sources, further reading, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The most reluctant of readers will find it difficult to resist this consistently disgusting chronicle of the gruesome deaths of 19 famous people. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE LINES by Melvyn Bragg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An intelligent tribute to a heroic era and its aftermath, short on poetry but not on gravitas."
The concluding novel in a solid trilogy chronicling post-World War II northern English life. Read full book review >

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LUKA'S QUILT by Georgia Guback
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Attractively realized setting; disarming model of conflict resolution; unusually appealing story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Delighted that ``Tutu'' (``that's Hawaiian for grandmother'') is making her a quilt, Luka imagines the splendid colors of the flowers Tutu describes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Clumsy, but amusing. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A how-to manual rescues Molly Moon from her orphanage and its vile inhabitants in an odd mixture of grotesque silliness and moral inspiration. Read full book review >

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THE BONUS by Georgia Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"An engrossing debut that would benefit from a more nuanced approach."
First-time author Lowe draws on the experiences of her parents and a well-honed sense of craft for her novel set in the midst of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A mixed bag, redeemed by the author's portrait of his father, rendered with rawboned honesty and heartache."
Pulitzer Prize-winner Bragg returns to the rural Alabama home turf of Ava's Man (2001) and All Over But the Shoutin' (1997) with a double narrative that braids two emotional journeys. Read full book review >

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THE KID by Georgia Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2014

"A searing portrayal of war and the long-term effects it has on those who fight it."
A young cowboy suffers from nightmares and alcoholism after fighting in World War I. Read full book review >

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AVA’S MAN by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A book that flashes with affection and respect for Charlie and the vanishing culture he represents, one we will be immensely the poorer for losing."
The story of a man who could charm a bird off a wire, beat the tar out of a threat, dandle a baby, tend a still, and smile—no, live—right through the meanest poverty the South could throw at him, from New York Times reporter and Pulitzer-winner Bragg (All Over But the Shoutin', 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'."
An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Read full book review >