Search Results: "Harriet Lane"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1994

"Archival photos, etc.; further reading (annotated); index (not seen). (Biography. 11+)"
By the author of a fine Alcott biography (Louisa May [1991]), a perceptive portrait. Read full book review >

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HER by Harriet Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A domestic thriller of the first order."
The minutiae of everyday life turn sinister for two women in this taut, fraught tale. Read full book review >

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ALYS, ALWAYS by Harriet Lane
Released: June 12, 2012

"Controlled and precise, Lane's writing bewitches with its undertones of implied meanings and carefully hidden secrets. This is a gem."
In a dark forest, on a lonely road, in the bleakness of winter, Frances Thorpe sees the strange, illuminated contours of something within the trees. Read full book review >

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HARRIET DANCING by Ruth Symes
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Church's bold, brightly colored collage illustrations add some much-needed zest and dimension to an otherwise prosaic offering. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On her way to visit her friend Ivor, Harriet the Hedgehog encounters a group of lovely dancing butterflies. Read full book review >

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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Aviator Gustav Hamel's lame-brained plot to impersonate Harriet is straightfowardly presented in the text but with no attempt to hide its foolish sexism. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
As they did in True Heart (1999), Moss and Payne have produced a vivid story, with equally vibrant illustrations, inspired by a historical event. Read full book review >

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HARRIET TUBMAN by Beverly Lowry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"Creative nonfiction from a writer well-versed in the genre."
A speculative biography, told mostly through imagined scenes, of the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor. Read full book review >

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HARRIET TUBMAN by Catherine Clinton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"A generous biographer, Clinton sometimes accepts too uncritically the many legends that proliferate in the fertile Tubman soil. Still: a clear, concise portrait of 'Moses' in her milieux. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Well-written bio of the former slave who became an engineer on the Underground Railroad, a loyal supporter of John Brown, a Civil War nurse and spy, and a fiery advocate for women's suffrage. Read full book review >

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FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S LANE by John Wainwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1992

"An irritating low in this author's wildly uneven production."
Detective-Superintendent Lyle of Rogate-on-Sands (The Man Who Wasn't There, etc.), again to the rescue. Read full book review >

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Bloody Lane by Martin E. Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A slow-building murder tale, but the complicated hero and serpentine wrap-up make it a worthy mystery."
A Justice Department investigator's latest case is the killing of a Civil War re-enactor, his body cropping up on Maryland's Antietam Battlefield in this debut thriller. Read full book review >