Search Results: "Linda Wagner-Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Adds very little to this far more than twice-told tale. (11 b&w photos)"
Another analysis of the Zelda-and-Scott train wreck, this one heavier on feminist psychology, lighter on quotidian detail. Read full book review >

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TELLING WOMEN'S LIVES by Linda Wagner-Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 1994

"A significant and provocative contribution to postfeminist literary criticism. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-researched, engrossing history and critique of biographies about women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"Not the innovative work the author claims, but clear, lively, and comprehensive."
An amiable and perhaps charitable portrait of the self- proclaimed grandmother of the modern movement. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A CAT IS BETTER by Linda Joy Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Catnip for cat owners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A clear manifesto from a finicky feline to a new owner. Read full book review >

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Molly and the Cat Who Stole Her Tongue by Lucy Bell

"An often delightful, unexpected coming-of-age tale that unlocks the story behind a youngster's silence."
A debut children's tale of a traumatized girl's journey to discover her own special gifts. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF DOCTOR SACHS by Martin Winckler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Our inherent fascination with medical stories aside, Winckler's patiently detailed exploration of a life lived almost solely for others makes his low-keyed tale as heartwarming and life-affirming an experience as it is an unpretentiously realistic one."
A piecemeal portrait of the days of a provincial French physician, this appealing 1997 novel (the second by its relatively late-blooming author, himself a retired doctor) won France's Prix du Livre Inter (just how many French literary prizes are there, by the way?) and was the basis for a highly popular recent film. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2003

"The swirling texture of the images makes the sensations of the New England scenes nearly tangible. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This poignant story of the magical gift a girl shares with her grandfather is a gem. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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