Search Results: "Jacqueline Resnick"


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THE DARING ESCAPE OF THE MISFIT MENAGERIE by Jacqueline Resnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Pure melodrama with stereotypical villains in a circus setting; the appeal of talking animals with dabs of humor from the twin twits make for a good old-fashioned story. (Animal fantasy. 9-11)"
Years ago, stories of boys running away from home to join the circus were popular. This tale turns tail as an indentured boy and "misfit" animals try to run away from the circus. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2011

"All politics is local—and personal. These interviews are invaluable in providing a fly-on-the-wall view of life in the Kennedy White House—and there has never been so intimate a view from a First Lady's perspective."
The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speaks candidly about life in Camelot. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER by John H. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1996

"Although the broad outlines of Jacqueline Bouvier's childhood are familiar, Davis's memories add details that will help readers better understand this most celebrated, most mysterious woman."
Nothing more to learn about Jackie O.? Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"Uncritical, unoriginal, sometimes downright sappy—just like most love letters. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Celebrity biographer Spoto (Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman, 1997, etc.) glides smoothly across the silken surface of the life of one of this century's most famous women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This biography of barrier-smashing cellist du PrÇ (1945—87) is the literary equivalent of an Çtude: important for the lessons it teaches, but dry and decidedly lacking in musicality. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS by Lester David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 1994

"To be read under the hair dryer, but not really thrilling enough to take home. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to New Woman)"
A rehash of the life of Jackie as she turns 65: a collection of old news, non-news, and tabloid analysis. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An intimate and revealing look at one of the 20th century's most remarkable—and misunderstood—women."
A best-selling biographer chronicles the fabled life of Jackie Kennedy (1929-1994) and advances the claim that the former first lady spent the bulk of her post-Camelot life battling PTSD. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE SUSANN’S SHADOW OF THE DOLLS by Rae Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Capable but unexciting rehash of classic sleaze."
They're b-a-a-a-a-c-k! Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LETTERS OF MARILYN MONROE AND JACQUELINE KENNEDY by Wendy Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2003

"Strong, warm, and engaging."
Pop biographer Leigh (Liza, 1993, etc.) switches gears for a richly researched and oddly successful novel about fictional letters between Marilyn and Jackie. Read full book review >

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THE OUTPOST by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Amusing and witty, with an agreeably ironic edge: best taken in small doses."
A conglomeration of tall tales, set in Resnick's distinctive, satirical far-future universe (A Hunger in the Soul, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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KIRINYAGA by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1998

"But problems remain, such as the traditional status of Kikuyu women, whose lot is unremitting toil, enforced ignorance, and genital mutilation."
Another African saga from Resnick (A Miracle of Rare Design, 1994, etc.) comprising nine linked stores (all have appeared before; several have won major awards) about Kirinyaga, the spiritual homeland of Kenya's Kikuyu people. Read full book review >

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THE DOCTOR AND THE DINOSAURS by Mike Resnick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"Delightful—a potential blockbuster lacking only a hearty plot to match the highly impressive personalities and setting."
Another of Resnick's Weird West fantasy yarns (The Buntline Special, 2010, etc.) starring consumptive dentist/sharpshooter Doc Holliday and an eye-popping selection of other historical characters. Read full book review >