Search Results: "Joanna Scott"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT FREE by John Gilstrap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

A catalogue of all the things that can go wrong when a 16-year-old sneaks off to a Metallica concert, all served up in Gilstrap's inimitable breakneck style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT FREE by Marijane writing as Vin Packer Meaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2007

"Pulp specialist Packer, aka Marijane Meaker (Spring Fire, 2004, etc.) aka YA author M.E. Kerr, crams enough plot for a dozen capers into this one, along with everything you could possibly want to know about gender reassignment."
A transgendered textbook editor and librarian copes with old and new identities—as well as a felony or two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1998

A full-dress study of a great general whose life spanned the life of his young nation—from the Founding Fathers to the Civil War—but who has been largely neglected by historians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT JOPLIN by Edward W. Berlin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"For one-stop shoppers, Berlin edges out the competition, thanks to his more thorough knowledge of music. (Illustrations, not seen)"
The second biography of legendary ragtime composer Joplin to appear this year (the first was Susan Curtis's Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin, p. 450), written from the perspective of a musicologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 1994

"Factually rich, if uninspired. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate)"
This easygoing, academically voiced bio of F. Scott Fitzgerald calls itself the first ``full-scale contemporary'' life since Turnbull's in 1962. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS ROBERT SCOTT SAW by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Robert Scott made two famous expeditions to Antarctica at the beginning of the 20th century in his unsuccessful efforts to reach the South Pole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOURMALINE by Joanna Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"A book, this time, that in manner and method is in excess of the tale it's telling—a size-four story in a size-twelve suit."
The talented Scott (Make Believe, 2000, etc.) makes a big story out of a small one, resulting in a novel one moment compelling, the next in longueurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKE BELIEVE by Joanna Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"Scott just keeps getting better."
An ingenious dramatization of the turbulent thoughts of a four-year-old boy makes something special of this otherwise somewhat contrived tale of the consequences of an interracial love affair—the fifth novel from the ambitious Scott (The Manikin, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY by Joanna Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2006

"One of America's most underrated, important writers, Scott gets better with every book. A must-read."
The prolific, protean Scott's latest is a collection of ten thematically linked stories that comprise an episodic history of love in the previous century. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME by Joanna Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2009

"Scott's luminous prose, references to world events and hints of magical realism never quite coalesce, but Sally is a character of mythic proportions."
Scott (Everybody Loves Somebody, 2006, etc.) follows the life journey of an impoverished farm girl who repeatedly reinvents herself as she moves from town to town in northern Pennsylvania. Read full book review >