Search Results: "Ingrid Betancourt"


BOOK REVIEW

INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE LINE by Ingrid Betancourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"The old problem of free will and predestination gets a good workout, but Betancourt's novel is less satisfying than her 2010 memoir Even Silence Has an End."
Erstwhile Colombian politician Betancourt (Until Death Do Us Part, 2002, etc.) tries her hand at a kind of watery magical realism in this debut novel.Read full book review >

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UNTIL DEATH DO US PART by Ingrid Betancourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2002

"By the end, the text has abandoned its disguise as a memoir and revealed its true identity as a rather conventional campaign autobiography."
A courageous Colombian senator, member of a politically active family, charts her course through the dangerous political waters of her troubled country. Read full book review >

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INGRID CAVEN by Jean-Jacques Schuhl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A historical record, to be sure, however unsettling and erratically recounted, but this 2000 Goncourt winner details much glam and little substance."
A real-life German singer and actress (she married filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder) unrolls some fabulous name-dropping in a lightly fictionalized series of reminiscences written by a man named Charles (a.k.a. author Schuhl), who lives with her. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A cleareyed, unsentimental, yet romantic treatment of a clandestine romance."
Amid the waning days of World War II, Ingrid Bergman meets the dashing war photographer Robert Capa. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS BRAIN/BRIAN by Jeanne Betancourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Packaged with earnest intent and a somewhat pat outcome, but still a skillfully structured, entertaining story; Brian himself, struggling to redefine himself in terms of his newly discovered potential, is drawn with real insight. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Brian starts school hoping to do better this year, only to mess up by misspelling his own name the first day. Read full book review >

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KATE'S TURN by Jeanne Betancourt
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"More a glimpse of ballet life than the story of one ballerina. (Fiction. 10+)"
Kate's scholarship to ballet school in N.Y.C. seems like the culmination of all her hard work, the launching of dreams come true; but when the rigors of a dancer's life are made clear to her, she returns home to be (she hopes) a normal high-school student. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FLYING FANDINIS by Ingrid Slyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Generous good fun, enriched by Slyder's enthusiastic, extraordinarily detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. Read full book review >

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AVA TREE AND THE WISHES THREE by Jeanne Betancourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This sophistication, Ava's unusual situation and the realistic depiction of young people carrying on after a terrible loss set this book above the usual chapter-book fare. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When three of her wishes come true on her birthday, eight-year-old Ava Tree is sure she has the wishing power. Read full book review >

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TERRAPIN COVE by Ingrid Lynch
Released: Oct. 27, 2012

"More a collection of stories than a novel, but admirable characters and an ample supply of spine-tingling moments leave an indelible impression."
A historical thriller from debut author Lynch about a vicious murder that serves as the catalyst for a decadeslong family curse. Read full book review >

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THIEF GIRL by Ingrid Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A brisk tale with an important message. (Fiction. 10-15)"
"Bad choice, good choice always come back—like ghosts." Read full book review >

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URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >