Search Results: "James Lord"


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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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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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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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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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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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A HANDFUL OF STARS by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"This sensitive coming-of-age tale compassionately explores prejudice and multiculturalism. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lily, an orphaned 12-year-old who lives in a small eastern Maine town, becomes fast friends with Salma, a Latina migrant worker who has come with her family to pick blueberries. Read full book review >

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OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An eloquent and important dispatch."
An alarming report from Alaska and Northwest Canada, ground zero for climate change. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >

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HALF A CHANCE by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules (2006). (Fiction. 8-12)"
As deceptively quiet in tone as its New Hampshire lakeside setting, this affecting book affirms the power of art as it tackles profound issues of loss, memory, aging, belonging and the inevitability of change. Read full book review >