Search Results: "James Lord"


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MY QUEER WAR by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"A timely, artfully written memoir of one man's war."
Art historian and critic Lord (Mythic Giacometti, 2004, etc.) recounts his life as a gay GI in World War II. Read full book review >

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PICASSO AND DORA by James Lord
Released: June 1, 1993

An intricate and intimate view of Picasso's aloof mistress and model Dora Maar, by onetime-companion Lord (Giacometti, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

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JINGLE BELLS by James Lord Pierpont
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Despite the fragile nature of the final tableau, this is a lovely version of the beloved song that could be used by an adult reader to mesmerize a young audience. (Picture book. 3-adult)"
An exquisite interpretation of the ever popular Christmas song "Jingle Bells" is a companion piece to Puttapipat's stellar edition of The Night Before Christmas (2007).Read full book review >

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JINGLE BELLS by James Lord Pierpont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Though the added musical feature is a bit of a gimmick, the beaming bears in their sleigh carry the day. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A jolly, brightly illustrated version of the beloved holiday song has a musical chip built into the cover that plays the tune of "Jingle Bells." Read full book review >

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SIX EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Drawn in prose at once formal and immediate, the encounters are not quickly forgotten. (Photographs, not seen.)"
The Paris-based author of Giacometti: A Biography (1985) follows his recent remembrance of Picasso's model, Dora and Picasso, with sharply detailed profiles of six other interesting figures. Read full book review >

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SOME REMARKABLE MEN by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Underneath Lord's witty, dilettantish style, his recollections have a serious core about living the artistic life, with its hidden costs and uncertain legacies. (illustrations, not seen)"
With his skill at polishing his enviable experiences and an apparently inexhaustible supply of illustriously populated journals, Lord (Picasso and Dora, 1993, etc.) remains a formidable memoirist in his latest book. Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR ADMIRATION by James Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A fresco of a bygone era, executed with a Jamesian eye for detail, with a tart dash of gossip. (b&w photos, not seen)"
This elegantly composed volume concludes Lord's rich, rarefied series of portraits of people who lived for Art. Read full book review >

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RULES by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers will recognize her longing for acceptance and be intrigued by this exploration of dealing with differences. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Catherine is embarrassed by her autistic younger brother's behavior, her mother reassures her that "real friends understand." Read full book review >

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WHEN WE COLLIDED by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Vivi's too precocious and world-weary from the start to make her relationship with practical Jonah ever feel like it has possibility beyond the end of the summer, regardless of her diagnosis. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Vivi and Jonah's hot summer romance is marred by her rebellion against her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his grief over his father's recent death. Read full book review >

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THE CRASHER by Shirley Lord
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 13, 1998

"But not much."
Novelist Lord (My Sister's Keeper, 1994, etc.), an editor for both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, uses her access to fashion, journalism, and society to limn the careening ride to love and fame of a young woman with designing ambitions—in a dizzying mix of murder, old-fashioned gumption, and contemporary sleaze. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >