Search Results: "Karen Abbott"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"In the interim, however, this serves as a fine introduction to a stimulating thinker whose influence continues to rise as therapy becomes more pragmatic and less dogmatic."
Eminently useful, although somewhat contradictory, this admiring intellectual biography of an iconoclastic psychoanalyst recapitulates the strengths and weaknesses of its subject's thought. Read full book review >

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LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY by Karen Abbott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Remarkable, brave lives rendered in a fluidly readable, even romantic history lesson."
Four Civil War subversives—who happened to be women—garner a lively treatment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2007

"A rollicking tale from a more vibrant time: history to a ragtime beat."
Atlanta-based journalist Abbott debuts with a dispatch from the seething underbelly of old-time Chicago, where a pair of sisters ran the finest whorehouse in the land. Read full book review >

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KAREN MEMORY by Elizabeth Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Supplies all the Bear necessities: strong female characters, existential threats, intriguing developments and a touch of the light fantastic."
Steampunk: Something of a new venture for Bear, whose previous output (Steles of the Sky, 2014, etc.) has ranged from heroic fantasy to science fiction, often with an embedded murder mystery.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A fast-paced, funny, flavorful reckoning with a unique American icon."
Abbott (Sins in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, 2008) presents a rollicking account of Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970), the legendary striptease artist who titillated legions and battled her monstrous stage mother Rose, a gorgon of a woman who would make Medea blanche. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 15, 2006

"A fine companion to Elizabeth Partridge's Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange (1998) and Susan Goldman Rubin's Margaret Bourke-White (1999). (acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Berenice Abbott was a "fierce champion of photographic realism." Read full book review >

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Karen Lost and Found by Karen Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"An unforgettable memoir about a lesser-known legacy of domestic violence."
Wilson's first-person account of living with a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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How I Married Karen by Robert J. Avrech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A delightfully romantic, true story of unabashed, unapologetic and unwavering persistence."
A memoir about a young man's coming-of-age as an Orthodox Jew in New York and his protracted courtship of his wife. Read full book review >

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HOT DAY ON ABBOTT AVENUE by Karen English
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2004

"So good!' (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's a hot day—it's also a "best-friend-breakup day." Read full book review >

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BERENICE ABBOTT: CHANGING NEW YORK by Bonnie Yochelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

"An elegant, eminently browsable record of Manhattan's cityscapes, including many now entirely vanished."
In 1935 Abbott (18981991), already an experienced documentary photographer, set out with a bulky view camera to capture Manhattan's streets and building facades, to provide a thorough record of how the city looked at one point in time. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >