Search Results: "Madeleine Kunin"


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LIVING A POLITICAL LIFE by Madeleine Kunin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"Compulsory reading for anyone, male or female, who has ever pondered the mysteries of political life. (16 pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
The triumphs and challenges of the political arena shape an extraordinarily candid, often lyrical, memoir from former Vermont governor and current Deputy US Secretary of Education Kunin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2012

"A vital, useful, nuts-and-bolts manual for change."
The former governor of Vermont takes the women's movement to task for failing to push for crucial changes in family-oriented policies. 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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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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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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Muddy Madeleine Meets an Arach-a-doo by Amanda Stone Norton
Released: March 6, 2015

"A story that features a clear educational message and diverse, engaging characters, with an aspiring scientist at its center."
A young science enthusiast discovers a spider and shares her excitement with her parents and classmates in Norton's debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT AND THE NEW AMERICAN DIPLOMACY by Thomas W. Lippman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Lippman's portrait is likely to prove valuable in the future as an accurate, unbiased record of Albright's term—and of the confusions of post-Cold War international politics."
An animated account of Madeleine Albright's career as Secretary of State that incorporates an examination of the foreign policy challenges (both met and unmet) of the Clinton administration. Read full book review >

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INTERGIRL by Vladimir Kunin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 1991

"Fascinating detail and description from inside Russia, but the story itself, despite well-drawn characters, is merely a maudlin vehicle for these undeniably sensational revelations."
A somewhat overwrought but nonetheless intriguing ``documentary novel'' of Soviet prostitution, a bestseller in Russia. Read full book review >

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COLD PAWS, WARM HEART by Madeleine Floyd
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"It's pretty clunky, but the watercolor, ink and pastel pictures fill the pages attractively, and some might find it hard to resist a bear in a red-and-yellow scarf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A goopy sentimental tale, ostensibly about friendship, but mostly just strange. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN’S PURR by Madeleine Floyd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While there is a certain charm in Floyd's realistic watercolors and easy-to-read text, it's hard to envision any but the most die-hard cat fans wanting to repeat their journey on the river with Captain unless it's just to look at the pictures. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An unnamed narrator recounts a typical day for handsome Captain, a perfectly average black-and-white cat who mostly eats, grooms, and sleeps. Read full book review >