Search Results: "Madeleine B. Stern"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1998

"Best suited for the libraries of those already Alcott buffs and collectors—all others would do better to explore Alcott by dipping once more into the adventures of Little Women's Jo March, her alter ego."
paper 1-55553-348-5 A collection of recycled essays and articles rather reverentially stressing the "Concord Scheherazade's" development as a writer and a feminist. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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STERN MEN by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2000

"Sophisticated yet ribald, comic yet serious: an exceptional debut from a writer to watch."
A sly picaresque about a young woman who single-handedly ends a generations-long feud between two remote islands off the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"Best for bibliophiles who have encountered the two via their catalogues or books, but also for a glimpse of growing old gracefully."
A sweet reminiscence of two women, now 87 and 90 years old, whose lives came together in college and whose personal and professional friendship has continued to today. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Of interest for the Alcott material alone, but the light-handed, nontechnical accounts of the uncommon duo's experiences as women antiquarians also make pleasurable reading for anyone immersed in the world of books. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This breezy dual autobiography of two writers and antiquarian- book dealers points up their extraordinary accomplishment in spheres of endeavor long dominated by men. Read full book review >

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INSIDE MADELEINE by Paula Bomer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Bitter little pills about the world through the eyes of disillusioned girls."
More gut-wrenching stories about the awkward, hurtful lives of girls from transgressive storyteller Bomer (Nine Months, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Bynum is undoubtedly gifted with language and well-versed in literary allusion, but her first is almost unreadable and frankly sleep-inducing."
A self-consciously exquisite first novel, written in one-page (sometimes one-sentence) chapters, about the difference between a young French girl's dreams and her real life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Though readers may not understand L'Engle the human being any better than they did before, they will certainly come away with a greater appreciation for the way she grappled with her life and wrestled it into narrative."
A multifaceted portrait of the complicated writer who won the 1963 Newbery Medal for A Wrinkle in Time. Read full book review >

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ZOM-B by Darren Shan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A series opener to sink your teeth into. (Horror. 12-18)"
Shan's baaa-aaaack. Read full book review >