Search Results: "Harriet Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

NOT WITHOUT YOU by Harriet Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A Star Is Born meets All About Eve, Evans' (Happily Ever After, 2012, etc.) latest deftly weaves together tales of old and new Hollywood, allowing star-crossed romance, mystery and danger to collide in surprising and often devastating ways."
A-list movie star Sophie Leigh has had enough of cheesy chick flicks, but her agent won't hear of her turning down The Bachelorette Party, not with gorgeous Patrick Drew already signed on to co-star. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR US by Harriet Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"While a story with this many characters could have felt disjointed, here they are interwoven tightly to create a single, absorbing tapestry."
A scattered family comes together for a mysterious announcement in Evans' (Not Without You, 2014) latest novel.Read full book review >

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I AM A WITCH'S CAT by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"This heartwarming look at the close bond between mother and daughter stands out for its clever twist and stunningly detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A spunky girl who dresses up as a black cat is sure her mother is really a witch. Turn the pages to see if this is true. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Harriet Ziefert
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The potential pleasure of reading is sacrificed to pure mechanics, making basal readers look like poetry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ziefert and Bolam have collaborated on more felicitous projects than this clanky reworking of a familiar tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"This is not a comprehensive volume, but along with its long list of further reading, it has its place as supplementary material. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
``You Will Wonder How I Can Bear It'' is the title of one chapter in a book that attempts to account for the women who helped settle the West, but its scope often includes almost every manner of prejudice and suffering that occurs to any people during that place and time. Read full book review >

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JAMES, THE CONNOISSEUR CAT by Harriet Hahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"An iffy item for the cat fancier (depends on one's whimsy quotient), and a maybe (the fine-arts milieu is rather special) as a juvenile crossover."
Like the comics Garfield or Heathcliff, the silver cat James, in this excruciatingly whimsical tale of a brainy feline, is a cat only in (what we interpret as) giant ego and vanity. Read full book review >

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ISADORA MOON GOES TO SCHOOL by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A charming story about self-acceptance. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A girl who's half-fairy, half-vampire struggles to fit in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 1997

"But Wasserman doesn't have much flair for writing, and this spotty look at a 25-year relationship just leaves one wondering where the pleasure was in knowing Saul Bellow."
It appears to be kiss-and-tell season on Jewish American male novelists; Philip Roth got his last fall, and now Saul Bellow gets his. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1991

"As it stands, readers are left to conclude for themselves from these stories how honest to be with their children, and when."
Motivated by her discovery as an adult of significant secrets her mother had kept from her (a previous marriage, her father's serious illness), Webster, a Massachusetts journalist, here collects stories of other ``adult children'' who were shielded or deceived by their parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"A whirlwind tour of an extraordinary place."
Sparkling history of modern Shanghai, short on depth and novelty but alive with the fractious spirit of one of the world's most eclectic cities. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESSA by Harriet Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Women truly interested in the pursuit and acquisition of power will want to seek the original Prince. (Author tour)"
Rubin, who heads a business publishing imprint, tackles the subject of powerful women. Read full book review >