Search Results: "Lyndall Callan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"That doesn't detract from a book that reminds readers not to restrict their dreams on the basis of gender. (Picture book. 4-8)"
During WWII, as men went overseas, women assumed many of their jobs; Rappaport and Callan enthusiastically invent a fictional witness to that historical moment when baseball, too, was taken over by women. Read full book review >

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CLARA CALLAN by Richard B. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A wrenching chronicle of time passing and opportunity lost."
The separate histories of two sisters are traced with understated compassion in this superb novel, the ninth from the Ontario author (Farthing's Fortunes, 1976, etc.) and winner of Canada's Giller Prize and Governor General's Award. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Although Gordon works hard to detach Minny and Fenimore from James's shadow, she can't quite unravel his strategies to keep his private life private. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sharply observed but ultimately frustrated view of the Master, as reflected through the lives of one woman who inspired his art and another who shared in his dedication to fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Whatever Eliot's biographic blanks, An Imperfect Life intelligently charts his lifelong 'escape from personality.' (b&w photos, not seen)"
Veteran biographer Gordon ballasts Eliot's listing reputation with a weighty volume that combines—with heavy revisions and some new additions—her well-received partial biographies Eliot's Early Years (1977) and Eliot's New Life (1988). Read full book review >

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TAF by Annie Callan
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An intriguing first effort that ultimately disappoints. (Fiction. YA)"
Taf is on the run from her hardscrabble existence with her family in Idaho in this uneven account of a young girl's adolescence in the post-WWI West. Read full book review >

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DOG RUN MOON by Callan Wink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Wink doesn't deal in the romance of the Old West or dwell on the frontier past, yet both myth and history color these highly satisfying fictions about the way men and women struggle to shape their lives."
A collection of stories set mostly in Montana, where life tends to be hard, money short, the land gorgeous, and relations between lovers and kin troubled. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Translates the joie de vivre into a language of life that is not so foreign."
A recipe for happiness with ingredients that you don't have to travel far to find. Read full book review >

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VINDICATION by Lyndall Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2005

"Nonetheless, an outstanding, rigorously researched intellectual biography."
A serious reconsideration of the short, passionate life of the 18th-century protofeminist, by accomplished English biographer Gordon (Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Bronte, Henry James and T.S. Eliot). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"The book certainly earns its subtitle: Gordon writes with such high drama that her language and imagery threaten to overwhelm her themes."
A highly wrought biography depicting a literary woman's self-authorship. Read full book review >

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SHARED LIVES by Lyndall Gordon
Released: June 29, 1992

"Elegant and strong: a subtle eye trained across years of memory. (Photos—not seen.)"
Gordon, a biographer of remarkable gifts (Eliot's New Life, 1988, etc.), turns her glass inward and examines the youth and maturity that she and her friends knew in Cape Town, Israel, New York, and Europe: a wide-ranging picaresque story bound together by childhood attachments never set aside. Read full book review >

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RED RUBY HEART IN A COLD BLUE SEA by Morgan Callan Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A realistic and resonate coming-of-age novel, chronicling a journey from grief to acceptance."
In this debut coming-of-age novel, Florine Gilham, the young daughter of a lobsterman and his free-spirited wife, learns the difficult lesson that life is mostly "getting on with it." Read full book review >