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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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 >

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THE JOYS OF LOVE by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: May 9, 2008

"A joy indeed. (Fiction. YA)"
Determined to be an actress, 20-year-old Elizabeth apprentices with a summer-stock company, where over one pivotal weekend she learns about acting, friendship, betrayal and determination. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 1963

"Young girls who are willing to traipse from one park to another on a nearly eventless journey, will enjoy this last bit of excitement, but it is a long, tedious jaunt."
In this sequel to Meet The Austins (1960, p. 683, J-259), fourteen-year-old Vicky, a babe-in-the-woods, dragging adolescence self-consciously behind, confronts the traumas of growing up. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 20, 1974

"She's dealing, after all, with that unconditional fact of life which faces us all sooner or later."
Great-Grandmother is or rather was Madeleine L'Engle's mother and this is the summer of her 90th birthday and her "swift descent" before she died although she had already lost so much — her memory, her physical and emotional faculties, herself — everything except her ousia defined here as the essence of being. Mrs. L'Engle admittedly advances her new old word as enthusiastically and repeatedly as she did "ontology" in her last book — A Circle of Quiet. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE LIKE A LOTUS by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: Nov. 12, 1984

"L'Engle attempts a lot here and accomplishes much of it, but readers may well jump ship before Polly heads for home."
An intricate, ultimately overdrawn story about sixteen-year-old Polly O'Keefe and her coming of age. Read full book review >

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AND BOTH WERE YOUNG by Madeleine L'Engle
FICTION
Released: May 10, 1949

"To many girls the setting will be fascinating — and the boarding school background is usually a popular one (only too hard to find today)."
A Swiss boarding school story with an authentic ring, and the heroine an American girl, thrust into the school unwillingly, and learning to love it. Read full book review >

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THE GATECRASHER by Madeleine Wickham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

Fleur Daxeny has an ingratiating manner, a madonna's face, and a closet full of black designer suits—all of them weapons in her ceaseless effort to keep the wolf, and honest labor, from the door. Read full book review >

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ILSA by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: March 4, 1946

"There is considerable charm here, an effectiveness compounded of subtlety and indirection, giving this a very definite appeal for discerning readers."
Dominated by an all pervasive, if tenuous, atmosphere, this is a study in place and personality, a still life of the south in all its inertia and its persistence for the past, and of Ilsa, whose elusive charm and casual non-conformity was to impress all those around her. Read full book review >

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ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED by Madeleine Roux
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A treat for lovers of groaners and roamers with neither enough gore nor pathos to keep casual readers engaged."
A fierce young bookseller blogs the zombie apocalypse in this debut novel from Wisconsin resident Roux. Read full book review >