Search Results: "Lisa Klein"


BOOK REVIEW

LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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LITTLE KLEIN by Anne Ylvisaker
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Instead of a typical boy-and-his-dog story, the author has created something unique and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Little Klein, aka Harold, is definitely the runt of the litter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Klein changed the way rock does business. In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives him credit where it's due."
The story of a manager more often vilified than any other in the history of rock. Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA KLEIN by Frank Portman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Alas, the conclusion (satisfying but easy, with a frustrating and unnecessary near-magical disability cure) is a rush job after hundreds of pages of meandering magickal confusion. (Supernatural. 12-14)"
A disappointing second outing from the author of King Dork (2006) introduces Andromeda Klein, teenage occultist. Read full book review >

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MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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TWO GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Lisa Klein
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"But Klein's account of the battle and its effect on civilian life is compelling, and makes this a worthwhile addition to Civil War literature. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Klein's second novel offers a new take on the brother-versus-brother saga of the American Civil War. Read full book review >

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OPHELIA by Lisa Klein
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Teen readers who love long, detailed period pieces will adore this one. (Fiction. YA)"
No doubt all readers of Hamlet really want to know more about Ophelia. Read full book review >

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LOVE DISGUISED by Lisa Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Risk-taking and thought-provoking fiction, best suited to readers who cherish Shakespearean slapstick. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Innovative and ambitious, this portrait of young Will Shakespeare doesn't quite succeed. Read full book review >

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CATE OF THE LOST COLONY by Lisa Klein
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"This robust, convincing portrait of the Elizabethan world with complex, rounded characters wraps an intriguingly plausible solution to the 'lost colony' mystery inside a compelling love story of subtle thematic depth. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The fate of England's first American colony is the centerpiece of this engaging romance set during the reign of Elizabeth I. Orphaned at 14, Lady Cate Archer is appointed maid of honor to the queen, whose favorite, Sir Walter Ralegh, becomes infatuated with her. Read full book review >

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LADY MACBETH’S DAUGHTER by Lisa Klein
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Fortunately Albia's engaging voice and struggles with her burgeoning psychic powers and with the truth of her parentage—plus her growing love for Fleance—make for a fast read with literary overtones. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
As she did with Ophelia (2006), Klein turns a Shakespeare play on its head with a combination of feisty female lead and careful historical research. Read full book review >

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I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >