Search Results: "Georgina Collins"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"While there have been numerous good works chronicling the revolution, this adds an emotional, personal layer to the myriad voices."
The Arab Revolution rendered in intimate vignettes from the young people organizing, demonstrating and suffering for their yearning for freedom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

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PAINTER OF SILENCE by Georgina Harding
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Harding has created a memorable portrait in words of an exile from language."
A double portrait, executed in clean lines and strong light, of a daughter of the manor, a mute servant boy and the destruction of their settled life in rural Romania by World War II. Read full book review >

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THE GUN ROOM by Georgina Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A haunting, subtle inquiry into complex and difficult matters."
A photographer questions his craft and himself. Read full book review >

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THE SOLITUDE OF THOMAS CAVE by Georgina Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"The heavy concluding message slightly spoils an otherwise carefully told tale of reason versus superstition and imminent earthly despoliation."
Mythic account of a man transformed by a year spent alone in the Arctic. Read full book review >

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THE SPY GAME by Georgina Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"An aching, delicate and affecting interpretation of loss and acceptance."
The mysteries of childhood take on a deeper resonance after a mother's disappearance from Cold War Britain. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF WINTER by Carron Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A one-trick pony unlikely to tempt readers into a second ride. (Informational novelty picture book. 6-8)"
Holding alternate pages up to a light reveals animals hiding, sleeping, or foraging through a winter night. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A stirring life story recounted in straightforward, serviceable prose."
Biography of the disabled Irish artist and author whose life story inspired the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN IN ARABIA by Gertrude Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An impressive anthology by a scholar who knows how to separate the wheat from the chaff within the massive amount of primary source material Bell left behind at her death."
Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) shattered gender stereotypes while influencing British policy in the Middle East, particularly in the areas in and around present-day Iraq. Editor Howell (Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations, 2007) brings the "female Lawrence of Arabia" to life through judicious selections from Bell's massive public writings and personal papers.Read full book review >

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A WIFE OF NOBLE CHARACTER by Yvonne Georgina Puig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Inconsistent in tone and orientation, this novel bears comparison with its own heroine, 'lovely and curious and a bit confused.'"
How will it turn out for modern-day Texan Vivienne Cally, modeled on the tragic heroine of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, after she loses both her income and her overprivileged circle of friends? Read full book review >

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GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

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OSAMA ALOMAR
by Stephanie Buschardt

Syrian writer Osama Alomar’s very short allegorical stories are extolled in much of the Arab world for their incisive wit and sly commentary on the region’s capricious sociopolitical landscape, yet here, in America, where he’s lived in exile since 2008, they’re still being exhumed. 2014 saw the U.S. release of Fullblood Arabian, his first body of work to be ...


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