Search Results: "Lyndall Gordon"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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WHAT GOES AROUND
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BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

POND by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A celebration of nature that can be enjoyed by all. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Superb watercolors and a brief but insightful text provide the reader with a detailed picture of a fresh-water pond and the changing plants and animals living in and near it, from winter to spring and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DROP OF WATER by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Carefully crafted and beautifully executed, this is a splendid addition to the science bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
The drop of water on a child's finger may have begun in a rain cloud over a mountaintop, collected in a high forest stream, traveling down through bogs, woods, swamp, marsh and farmer's pond before continuing into the meadow brook the child explores. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE PRINCESSES by Gordon Fitchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Unfortunately, the text does not match the humorous and lush illustrations in wittiness or style, but those ducks do have a certain appeal. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
High-fashion ducks rendered in rich color pencil star in an otherwise ordinary retelling of this Grimms fairytale. Read full book review >

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DAY AND NIGHT by Maria Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Such sentences will be a little bald for some readers and just plain misleading for others. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
Simple explanations of complicated concepts (nocturnal and diurnal creatures, the rotation of the earth, etc.) are presented with colorful cartoons. Read full book review >

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THE TINKER AND THE FOLD by Scott Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"A fast-paced popcorn space opera with occasional hints of depth—easily digestible like its predecessor."
An adolescent inventor tries to rescue his brother from a power-mad alien, while Earth faces a controlled existence as a member of a galactic association. Read full book review >