Search Results: "Linda Lear"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN LEAR by Ellen Alexander Conley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 30, 2015

"Well-characterized, entertaining tale with a resilient heroine whose golden years take an unexpected turn."
In Conley's (Bread and Stones, 1986, etc.) novel, a New York businesswoman confronts embezzlement by her own son.Read full book review >

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BEATRIX POTTER by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Although Lear had access to volumes of diaries and letters, her shaping of Potter's intriguing life is rather blockheaded."
A stolid biography by environmental historian Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) that gets at the facts of Victorian Potter's life but does not bother addressing motivations and thwarted ambition. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

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AN EDWARD LEAR ALPHABET by Edward Lear
Released: April 30, 1999

"The colors and graphics add a very effective jolt to this silly, quite old, ABC. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-028114-6 An Edward Lear Alphabet (32 pp.; $14.95, PLB $14.89; Apr. 30; 0-06-028113-8, PLB 0-06-028114-6): By injecting Lear's alphabet with vivid shots of color and joyful graphics, Radunsky blasts this Victorian verse into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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KING LEAR by Gareth Hinds
adapted by Gareth Hinds, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The story doesn't leap from page, but this is a remarkably rendered and worthwhile treatment of the tragedy. (Graphic drama. 13 & up)"
From an artist known for his vivid graphic-novel reworkings of Beowulf (2007) and The Merchant of Venice (2008) comes this nuanced adaptation of King Lear. Read full book review >

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SHARED YEARS by Linda Lear Shofner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2013

"An engaging tale about clashing morals and a woman gaining her independence."
A gentle debut novel about a woman choosing whom, and how, she loves. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF LEAR by James Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Shapiro's discoveries of long-lost sources and missed connections make this a fascinating tale. His well-written, scholarly exploration will stand as an influential work that is a joy to read."
Shakespearean scholar Shapiro (English/Columbia Univ.; Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, 2010, etc.) links the tumultuous events of 1605 and 1606 to three of the Bard's greatest works.Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >