Search Results: "Liz Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORDS OF EVERY SONG by Liz Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"Sweet, wistful, artfully arranged: like the best mix tape anyone ever made for you."
A young veteran of the New York club circuit meditates on music and the people who make it in a confident, affecting debut collection. Read full book review >

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HEFT by Liz Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Only a hardhearted reader will remain immune to Kel's troubled charm."
In musician/novelist Moore's bifurcated second novel (The Words of Every Song, 2007), the two first-person narrations—from a housebound, grossly overweight former literature professor and a teenager in crisis over his future—never converge although they eventually intersect. Read full book review >

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MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE by Jan Pinborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Any library school student or librarian who doesn't know the name of Anne Carroll Moore is greatly remiss; this book will set them right. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Barbara Paskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Like Moore's career, this biography promises much but never quite delivers. (65 b&w photos)"
An overlong but insightful account of an extraordinarily gifted entertainer who has never quite found his proper niche. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Rena Fruchter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Gracefully written, keenly observed, Fruchter's portrait limns the joys of friendship and of lives devoted to art."
Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1993

"Biographical note; titles, dates, sizes, but (unfortunately) not the locations of the art. (Biography. 5- 10)"
``Published with the cooperation of the Henry Moore Foundation,'' a handsome book illustrated with some of Moore's preparatory sketches and photos of his own work plus many other excellent b&w photos: a brief, intelligent, and inviting introduction to a sculptor who has been called ``the most famous sculptor of the twentieth century.'' ``Most famous'' isn't equivalent to best, and Picasso, too, was a sculptor; still, Moore's reputation is as monumental as his splendid works of art. Read full book review >

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THE UNSEEN WORLD by Liz Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"This is for readers who love a slow, methodical reveal."
Moore's latest novel (Heft, 2012, etc.) deals with the debilitating effects of memory loss on a father and his young daughter, using a computer program as a powerful aid for uncovering a seemingly lost family history. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING WES MOORE by Wes Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Though awkward, this adaptation still makes for a hopeful and inspiring story. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This story, an adaptation for young people of the adult memoir The Other Wes Moore (2008), explores the lives of two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up impoverished on the same inner-city streets but wound up taking completely different paths. Read full book review >

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GEORGE MOORE, 1852-1933 by Adrian Frazier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Invaluable for admirers of Moore's work; reasonably engaging (with some judicious skimming) for more casual readers. (b&w photos, illustrations)"
An authoritative, exhaustively complete biography of George Moore, the Anglo-Irish novelist, poet, and playwright whose career spanned the end of the Victorian era and the rise of Modernism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"A testament to the importance of youth mentoring; includes an afterword by Tavis Smiley and a guide to more than 200 youth-service groups nationwide."
A story about two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up on the same inner-city streets, but wound up in vastly different places. Read full book review >