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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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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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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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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THE OTHER ALCOTT by Elise  Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Hooper is especially good at depicting the complicated blend of devotion and jealousy so common among siblings. Some clumsy exposition aside, this is a lively, entertaining read."
A mix of history and imagination, this debut novel focuses on May Alcott, the model for Amy in Little Women and youngest sister of the book's widely chronicled author, Louisa May Alcott. 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 >