Search Results: "Joanna Neborsky"


BOOK REVIEW

A READER'S BOOK OF DAYS by Tom Nissley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Just the thing for the book collector and trivia buff in the family."
A calendar and treasure trove for the bookish among us, marking events in literary history great and small, writers' birthdays and death dates, and the like. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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DEAR BEAR by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"Katie might just as well have had this correspondence with her parrot. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Katie and the bear who lives under the stairs at her house start a correspondence. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

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MAKE-BELIEVE TALES by Joanna Troughton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An entertaining story that effectively represents the wisdom of the culture from which it comes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
A frequent contributor to the useful ``Folk Tales of the World'' series retells a ``Law Tale'' concerning four animals who bet a rich traveler that they can tell a story the traveler won't believe, thereby providing a frame for a series of amusing tall tales. Read full book review >

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DEAD CENTER by Joanna Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Readers may find the machine-gun staccato of nonstop sentence fragments and improbabilities distracting, but Higgins' otherwise lovely writing will keep them reading to find out how this tale of love gone wrong ends."
Higgins (A Soldier's Book, 1998, etc.) takes a fictional look at a real-life case and the effect it has on one family. Read full book review >

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A DUAL INHERITANCE by Joanna Hershon
Released: April 30, 2013

"A richly composed but demanding portrait of familial gravity and the wobbly orbits that bring us together again and again."
The lives, loves and fortunes of two very different men become hopelessly entwined as the decades pass them by. Read full book review >

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THE SITWELLS by Joanna Skipwith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This book, the accompaniment to The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s at London's National Portrait Gallery, is filled with drawings, paintings, and photographs of the Sitwells and their shifting circles by artists of the period, including Cecil Beaton, Wyndham Lewis, and Max Beerbohm."
Could chance have chosen a better family name than Sitwell for people who spent much of their life posing for portraits? Read full book review >

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A SOLDIER'S BOOK by Joanna Higgins
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"An impressive debut, and a notable contribution to the recent flood of Civil War novels."
A grim, terse, often moving first novel about a young Union soldier who comes of age in the waning days of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE CHOIR by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A thin and relentlessly quaint there'll-always-be-an-England story: The passion is as tepid as breakfast toast, but scenes of angelic faces singing sweetly in the choir will no doubt play well on TV. (Author tour)"
From a descendant of the Bard of Barchester, a seventh novel (The Men and the Girls, 1993, etc.) and an upcoming Masterpiece Theatre dramatization that breathlessly chronicles minor intrigue on a venerable English cathedral close. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"With conversations between pairs of characters substituting for events, this is a smoothly drawn but comparatively lackluster parable of family dynamics."
Family ties bind rather too tightly in the bestselling author's latest capable snapshot of British middle-class domesticity. Read full book review >

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THE BRASS DOLPHIN by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Intelligent historical fiction with characters strong enough to compete with the events they're illuminating, by a master of the genre (Other People's Children, 1999, etc.)."
A Bantam hardcover in 1997, published under the pseudonym of Caroline Harvey, this first of a series vividly details the tough lessons about love and life a young Englishwoman learns on Malta during WWII. Read full book review >