Search Results: "Joan Brady"


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BRADY by Jean Fritz
FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1960

"MPSLUGMRS Fritz has written an exciting, yet tender, chronicle of the boy, his home, and his times."
To know when to keep quiet can keep a boy out of a lot of trouble. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"A short but compelling work in praise of its subject."
Veteran biographer Spoto (Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, 2006, etc.) takes a fresh look at the much-analyzed Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Diehard fans and classic-TV buffs will rally around this collaborative, pleasingly retro tell-all."
Here's the story...of a unique father-and-son creative team who masterminded the conception, construction and casting of everything Brady. Read full book review >

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"An engrossing religious and historical account that would make a valuable companion to a high school history unit on Joan of Arc."
Debut YA that fictionalizes the life of Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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GOD ON A HARLEY by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Christine's newfound confidence notwithstanding, just another Cinderella story."
A slight and airy, albeit well-meaning, volume in the Bridges of Madison County mode: spirituality in the form of palatable, sugarcoated smarm. Read full book review >

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ALGER HISS by Joan Brady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"If you're inclined to disbelieve the official record, Brady's book, less than definitive but more than circumstantial, will confirm your view."
Britain-based American novelist Brady (The Blue Death, 2012, etc.) offers an unusual perspective on Alger Hiss (1904-1996), the aristocrat reduced to traveling salesman. Read full book review >

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VENOM by Joan Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Brady's protagonist has a sympathetic, distinctive quality, but the other characters and her plotting have a been-there-read-that feel."
Someone badly wants a bee farm—and not to make honey or beeswax. Read full book review >

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BLEEDOUT by Joan Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Strong characters (Marion and Hugh), tricky cases, and some sharp description win out over the clichés and stereotypes lurking in the background."
Thriller about a blind Illinois lawyer and his protégé hits more often than it misses. Read full book review >

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THEORY OF WAR by Joan Brady
Released: April 8, 1993

"America."
A white slave in post-Civil War America: that's the hook for this semi-autobiographical fiction. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN IN HIGH GEAR by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Smarmalade."
It's no great compliment to call Brady's sequel a two-character knockoff of The Bridges of Madison County, as was said here of her debut, God on a Harley (1995). Read full book review >

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JOAN MITCHELL by Patricia Albers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A revealing portrait of a complex personality, this biography provides insight into the work of a master artist, but is perhaps too detailed to appeal to casual readers."
Independent curator Albers (Shadows, Fire, Snow: The Life of Tina Modotti, 2002) presents a sizable biography of Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a member of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist painters who changed the face of the art world in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Extensive picture credits and a useful bibliography round out a handsome volume sure to be a fixture in Civil War collections. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Using photographs to document the Civil War was right up Mathew Brady's alley. Read full book review >