Search Results: "Linda H. Matthews"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A deeply felt, illuminating narrative, ranging from textbook historical accounts to personal reflections."
Chicago Review Press cofounder and former publisher Matthews traces her family history, uncovering an ordinary family's place in, and effect on, history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"Thoughtful personal reflection and nitty-gritty political scheming: an important contribution to the always fascinating story of the scramble for power. (B&w illustrations)"
A gripping exploration of women as politicians—and a primer for those befuddled by what the ``women's vote'' really is. Read full book review >

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This Is Where It Gets Interesting by John H. Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2014

"An eccentric collection of fantastical, funny and puzzling tales."
Matthews' marvelously entertaining debut short story collection is equal parts hysterically zany and forebodingly dark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 28, 1998

"A thoroughgoing chronicle of literary and personal risks taken. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-textured account of the short-lived author of The Red Badge of Courage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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LEXI by L.S. Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Fans may welcome this new effort, but after the author's other, excellent works, this one may disappoint. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Just as in A Dog for Life (2006), Matthews combines elements of fantasy with a sometimes rather grim reality. Read full book review >

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A DOG FOR LIFE by L.S. Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Episodic enough to be read aloud, this should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Because of his brother's critical illness, John Hawkins's mother says the family dog must go. Read full book review >

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A WINTER’S NIGHT DREAM by Andrew Matthews
FICTION
Released: July 13, 2004

"A bittersweet but okay ending and it's terrific fun to read. (Fiction. YA)"
A winsome tale in a couple of voices first published in England in 1997; most of the Briticisms remain intact. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF STONES by Greg Matthews
Released: April 1, 1994

"While Matthews's characters tend towards stereotypes, his plots are highly entertaining and his portraits of the Northern Territory evoke the harshness of that hardscrabble land."
A seventh, satisfying novel from Matthews (Power in the Blood, 1993) takes him back to his native Australia, where he traces the destinies of an unlikely trio that survives the rigors of the bush and the upheavals of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2013

"A rambling trickster of a book, full of convoluted questions and no easy answers."
Matthews' debut fiction invokes the Great Flood of the Bible in the hallucinations and dreams of a half-Mexican carnie named Xavier. Read full book review >