Search Results: "Joan Slonczewski"


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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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DAUGHTER OF ELYSIUM by Joan Slonczewski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A marvelous array of cultures presented in astonishing depth: an enormously impressive achievement, despite Slonczewski's inability to dramatize events rather than simply report them."
A fistful of cultural conflicts centered on the ocean-covered planet Shora, where a thousand years have passed since the actions described in Slonczewski's hardcover debut novel, A Door Into Ocean (1986). Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN STAR by Joan Slonczewski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Greg Bear or Michael Kanaly) very hard to swallow."
Another tale set in Slonczewski's distinctive far-future universe, the action here taking place some two centuries after that of Daughter of Elysium (1993). 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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THE HIGHEST FRONTIER  by Joan Slonczewski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Jennifer's story feels unfinished; readers will certainly hope to follow her through to graduation."
An accomplished science-fiction writer and biology professor at a small liberal arts college draws on all her professional experience to portray a young woman's freshman year in space. Read full book review >

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BRAIN PLAGUE by Joan Slonczewski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"But push that difficulty to the side, and Slonczewski's fascinating, flawlessly developed, meticulously detailed scenario makes it easy to suspend disbelief."
You're playing Sim City; your sims, however, are bacteria-sized, intelligent individuals—and they're not in your computer, but physically inside your head! 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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RAY & JOAN by Lisa Napoli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A book characterized by deep research and a seamless weaving together of the details of different lives."
A dual biography of the man who made McDonald's ubiquitous and his third wife, who, after his death, spent the last two decades of her life becoming one of most generous philanthropists in American history. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"An intimate portrait of an imperfect family, offered as a tribute to its late matriarch."
Part memoir, part family history and driven by love for an absent mother. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JOAN by Barbara Dana
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1991

"A convincing, unforgettable—and nondoctrinaire— re-creation. (Fiction. 11+)"
A beautifully crafted fictional portrait of Joan of Arc, from her first visions until she leaves on her historic mission. Read full book review >