Search Results: "Kathleen Alcott"


BOOK REVIEW

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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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Louisa May Alcott
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; sources; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
A few revealing fragments: excerpts from the diary Alcott started at ten; her mother's responses to it; Louisa's own comments, added as an adult (when she destroyed much of the original diary); letters; and parallel quotes from Little Women (pairing Beth's death with Alcott's account of her sister Lizzie's—the only entry dating from her 20s—is particularly poignant; in its simplicity and directness, the diary is even more eloquent). Read full book review >

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KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry, witty, charming vignettes of a 19th-century life: a gift to Alcott lovers and a welcome change of pace for readers weary of 21st-century spill-all confessionals."
Reprints of deft, amusing, and often moving magazine articles written by the author of Little Women during her most productive period. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Lively and astute."
Contextual study of Louisa May Alcott's life (1832-1888) and work, from her childhood among such writers as Emerson, Fuller and Hawthorne, to the astounding literary career that afforded her a feminist independence of spirit even as she remained a caregiver to her family. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"For those seeking yet another biography, this will serve. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
The author of the century-old, still-beloved Little Women led an extraordinarily interesting life herself, as Warrick makes plain in this dutiful biography. Read full book review >

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BEING MRS. ALCOTT by Nancy Geary
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2005

"At once bleak and dishonest: repeatedly affirming traditional family life while leaving readers with the sense that slow death is preferable."
A blue-blood Cape Cod matron takes stock of her blameless life. Read full book review >

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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Harriet Reisen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An absorbing portrait of the protean author whose 'life was no children's book.'"
A deliciously palatable biography of the iconic writer whose life was "as full of plot and character as any [she] invented." Read full book review >