Search Results: "Laurie Graham"


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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

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IN OTHER WORDS by Laurie Graham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A charming, thoughtful book for lovers of Paris, the French language or good writing."
A collection of personal essays on the author's (Singing the City: The Bonds of Home in an Industrial Landscape, 1998, etc.) love affair with the French language. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA by Laurie Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"British author Graham's sixth novel, but first US appearance, covers all the usual bases of matinee fiction, from abusive husbands to death by cancer, plus (minimal) sex and a smattering of recipes."
A decades-long chronicle of friendship among five not terribly likable Americans and one Brit who meet while the Americans' pilot husbands are stationed in 1952 England. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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MARTHA GRAHAM by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 20, 1998

"Extraordinary black-and-white photographs coalesce with the clear and stimulating chronicle of her life and art, until a complete picture of a genius emerges from the pages of this enlightening, liberating volume. (Biography. 10-15)"
In a biography as elegant as its subject, Freedman (Out of Darkness, 1997, etc.) delves into the life of the dance pioneer who not only revolutionized modern dance but married it with theater, music, literature, and art in a dazzling and emotional way. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT HUSBAND HUNT by Laurie Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Old age makes Poppy more reflective but not by much: mostly diverting mind candy."
A frivolously obtuse protagonist, determined to live as she pleases, romps through the 20th century. Read full book review >

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GONE WITH THE WINDSORS by Laurie Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Best read in spurts, since the overabundance of entries diffuses the addictively catty fun."
A satirical recounting of the romance between Wallis Simpson and the Prince of Wales, as narrated by a fictional witness to the affair. Read full book review >

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING KENNEDY by Laurie Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A refreshingly nostalgia-free portrayal that breathes life into the Kennedy story."
A nanny's diary chronicles the goings on of a famous American clan. Read full book review >