Search Results: "Joan Rivers"


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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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RIVERS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An adequate introduction to the water cycle for early childhood. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
Where do rivers come from? 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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RIVERS by Michael Farris Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tense, moving and expertly executed."
A man attempts to put his past behind him and start a new life in the lawless society left behind in a storm-wracked post-societal Gulf Coast. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A MAD DIVA by Joan Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"Readers who never tire of Rivers and her distinctive take on the world will lap up the newest entree from the octogenarian comedian. Others will want to take a pass."
A Dear Diary–style recounting of the author's day-to-day professional and personal life. Read full book review >

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I HATE EVERYONE...STARTING WITH ME by Joan Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A raucous, biting look at life."
A humorous tirade on nearly everything and everyone. Read full book review >

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DON'T COUNT THE CANDLES by Joan Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Old saws given new bite in the sharp-tongued Rivers mode. (Author tour; TV satellite tour)"
No go-with-the-flow aging for Joan Rivers. 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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RED JOAN by Jennie Rooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"This spy novel reveals itself at a calm pace through the memories of a loving woman. It is elegantly written and probes the value of loyalty to a meaningful life."
A World War II spy novel that delves into the complex reasons for betrayals of both country and friends.  Read full book review >

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JOAN OF ARC by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A young female hero par excellence. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Joan of Arc's story told in the ravishing line and color of Demi's art. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RIVERS by Margot Page
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Page adds a touch of light poetry to a genre little known for graceful writing. (12 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A rare woman in male-dominated waters, Page, editor of The American Fly Fisher, is more interested in ``the light on the water'' than on the size of fish, in ``inspiration, not data.'' Although she was a latecomer to the fishing mania, Page's essays show that her eventual infection was inevitable, given her family heritage and her marriage to Tom Rosenbauer (The Orvis Fly- Fishing Guide, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS by Joan Rivers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

A celebrity interviewer's once-in-a-lifetime "get" threatens to guarantee that that lifetime will be brief. Read full book review >