Search Results: "Louisa Young"


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THE HEROES' WELCOME by Louisa Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Having invested in Young's characters in the superb My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You (2011), we care even more about them the second time around. One looks forward to reading the final installment."
In the middle novel of Young's projected World War I trilogy, a disfigured British soldier and the officer he saved face arduous struggles, as do the women they left behind. Read full book review >

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MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU by Louisa Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2011

"A literate, moving wartime tale in which love triumphs over despair."
Innocence, devastation and restored hope cycle through two British couples after the men go to France to fight World War I and the women cope with their absence in very different ways. This is Young's first adult novel to be published in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF THE HEART by Louisa Young
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"A gem. The author's enthusiasm for her subject and her lighthearted scholarship make this a pleasure to read or just browse. (80 b&w illustrations, 2 appendices)"
English journalist Young takes an engaging journey around the human heart, exploring the manifold meanings that have been attached to this vital human organ. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

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BOOK REVIEW

MALAFEMMENA by Louisa Ermelino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Too cool for some readers; just right for others."
Edgy short stories about women in trouble abroad and at home from Ermelino (Joey Dee Gets Wise, 2015), the Reviews Director at Publishers Weekly.Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1994

"A thin volume, it ends—happily—before it runs out of gas."
A lively and contentious companion book to a six-part BBC television series that probes the question ``Why do we value art so highly?'' In clipped, sound-bite style, the authors examine the mechanisms of power that give fine art its metaphoric and economic glamour: critics, museums, auction houses, collectors, and the mass media. Read full book review >

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JOEY DEE GETS WISE by Louisa Ermelino
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Cool, brash, but familiar first novel—set on the mob-dominated streets of Little Italy—that's noteworthy for avoiding a romanticizing of the criminals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2008

"A tour-de-force by a talented young author who makes a difficult subject accessible."
Fast-paced history from debut author Gilder, who employs invented but historically accurate dialogue to surprisingly good effect, revealing the personalities as well as the ideas of quantum physicists. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE by Louisa Hall
Released: March 5, 2013

"An emotional journey that's ultimately filled with joy."
The first novel from Philadephia-born author Hall. Read full book review >

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CROOKED by Louisa Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"No blue skies here. Cold-bladed realism that 'gets all the little pink muscles moving under [your] skin.' And dialogue to die for."
A second sizzler about marginalized outcasts follows Luna's scalding but artful debut Brave New Girl (not reviewed) and falls in line with this publisher's paperback stable of brilliantly trashy gutter novelists. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF AMNESIA by Louisa Lim
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2014

"A forceful reminder that only by dealing with its own past truthfully will China shape a decent future for coming generations."
NPR's veteran China correspondent Lim shows how the 1989 massacre of student human rights protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square continues to shape the country today. Read full book review >

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THE LODGER by Louisa Treger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Dorothy Richardson may not be a household name, but Treger's novel does a fine job of showing just how compelling her life was in this novel full of passion, history and literature."
A woman has an affair with H.G. Wells, observes the beginnings of women's suffrage and comes into her own as a writer in this debut novel from Treger. Read full book review >