Search Results: "Kate Alcott"


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A TOUCH OF STARDUST by Kate Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Well-crafted commercial fiction displaying intelligence and nuance as Julie ponders Hollywood's dizzying fantasy/reality disconnect."
Sticking to her formula of situating imaginary characters in historical events (The Daring Ladies of Lowell, 2014, etc.), Alcott sends her feisty heroine to observe the filming of Gone With the Wind.Read full book review >

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THE DRESSMAKER by Kate Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"While the fictionalizing of real characters, notably Lucy, doesn't wholly convince, there's an appealing, soulful freshness to this shrewdly commercial offering."
It's Titanic revisited, in a romance focused on the survivors and the scandal, seen from the perspective of an aspiring seamstress whose fortunes intertwine with real characters from the epic tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLYWOOD DAUGHTER by Kate Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A troubled era in America's past brought to life."
A Hollywood publicist's daughter idolizes movie star Ingrid Bergman. Read full book review >

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THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL by Kate Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Despite a misleading title and a near-superfluous romance, this spirited story of young working women making hard choices has a compelling core."
The violent death of her best friend leaves steadfast Alice Barrow trapped between loyalty to her co-workers at the Lowell cotton mill and love for the boss' son, in a gritty historical romance from Alcott (The Dressmaker, 2012). Read full book review >

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INFINITE HOME by Kathleen Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A luminous second novel from a first-class storyteller."
Under the right circumstances, even a dilapidated Brooklyn brownstone can save a collection of wounded souls. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An accomplished debut."
In Alcott's first novel, a young woman dissects a shattered relationship as she strives to understand the elements and emotions that have defined her life. Read full book review >

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EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME by Jessica Alcott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"Ultimately, readers see almost none of the anguish that this relationship would likely have caused Charlie, which dangerously de-emphasizes the predatory nature of Mr. Drummond's attentions. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Charlie, an insecure high school senior, finds herself in a troubling relationship with a teacher. Read full book review >

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Released: May 31, 1995

"Strong-willed femmes fatales, ardent betrayals, and voluminous bloodlettings, largely in foreign backgrounds."
An omnibus volume of 29 tales from the previously published Behind the Mask: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott (1975), Plots and Counterplots: More Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott (1976), A Double Life: Newly Discovered Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott (1988), Freaks of Genius: Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott (1991), and From Jo March's Attic: Stories of Intrigue and Suspense (1993). Read full book review >

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CHRISTIANITY IN STAINED GLASS by Lynne Alcott Kogel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A striking volume of remarkable art and informative commentary."
Kogel documents the extensive stained glass of Michigan's Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in her debut photography book. Read full book review >

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A LONG FATAL LOVE CHASE by Louisa May Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Much as one longs for insight into the young author's developing talent, this written-to-order serial sheds more light on what lengths a writer will go to pay for room and board. (First serial to Ladies' Home Journal; film rights to Citadel Entertainment; Literary Guild selection)"
This long-lost bit of Alcott's early, gothic-romance hack writingwritten for, but never published by, a popular magazine in 1866proves the proposition that not every bit of prose penned by favorite authors is worth the trouble to read. ``I tell you I cannot bear it! Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Amusing period pieces—all written for the flamboyant woman editor of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine: the stories and Stern's introduction add to our picture of Alcott, as well as of the development of commercial women's writing in America. (Illustrations)"
Alcott's alter ego, Jo March, the heroine of the morally uplifting Little Women, writes sensational tales up in the attic; since the mid-1970's, largely through the efforts of editors Stern and Shealy, Alcott's own sensational thrillers (replete with murder, sexual passion, and drug addiction) have been reprinted and correctly credited. Read full book review >