Search Results: "Laura Hillenbrand"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to younger readers. (notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
In response to requests from teachers and school librarians, Hillenbrand offers a young-readers' edition of her best-selling World War II tale of survival. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Alternately stomach-wrenching, anger-arousing and spirit-lifting—and always gripping."
The author of Seabiscuit (2001) returns with another dynamic, well-researched story of guts overcoming odds. Read full book review >

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SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand
NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2001

"A great ride."
The former editor of Equus magazine retells the riveting story of an unlikely racehorse that became an American obsession during the Depression. Read full book review >

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LAURA WARHOLIC by Alexander Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2007

"A bloated Bonfire of the Vanities for the pomo set, full of carefully placed products (Pringles, anyone?), in-jokes and elegant blather."
A big, drooly, shaggy dog of a postmodern epic, one that takes up an awful lot of space but doesn't give a lot of affection in return. Read full book review >

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LAURA BUSH by Ronald Kessler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2006

"Why sully or smash icons when it's so fun to make new ones out of Silly Putty?"
The Bushes are wonderful; the Clintons are not. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >

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FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

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LAURA BLUNDY by Julie Myerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The labors of love take on new meaning here, but despite the hypnotic quality of the prose, too many shadows fall across the heart of Laura Blundy, concealing more than they reveal."
Starting with a grisly murder scene, Myerson's fourth novel (after Me and the Fat Man, 1999, etc.) probes murky waters in Victorian London, as a woman crippled and in love trades in her surgeon husband for a married laborer. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"A faith-affirming story of surviving a devastating loss."
Inspirational true story of love, marriage and untimely death, created as a memorial to the author's beloved wife and as a testament of faith for his young daughter, to whom this tragic history is dedicated. Read full book review >