Search Results: "Maggie Shipstead"


BOOK REVIEW

ASTONISH ME by Maggie Shipstead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2014

"Perceptive and well-written though marred by its peculiar chronology."
After satirizing privileged WASPs in her prize-winning first novel (Seating Arrangements, 2012), Shipstead investigates another rarefied world: ballet. Read full book review >

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SEATING ARRANGEMENTS by Maggie Shipstead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"Despite Shipstead's flair for language and scene setting, her characters are worse than cartoonishly unlikable—they are, with the exception of Dominique, yawn-provokingly uninteresting."
New England blue bloods suffer through three days of wedding festivities in Shipstead's debut, a bleak comedy of manners—think a modern-day Edith Wharton on downers. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE by John Sanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >

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MUGGIE MAGGIE by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: May 23, 1990

"Still, with its' sharp observations and crisp dialogue, even second-best Cleary can hold its own with most books on this level."
The best-selling author's first novel since 1984 takes up a third-grade rite of passage: learning to write in cursive. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE DARLING by James Howard Kunstler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Frenetic satire with its moments—while the mannered style grates."
As if Martha Stewart didn't have problems enough. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SWEET by Judith Minthorn Stacy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Maggie will at last make up her mind—and accept the happy consequences."
Humor-columnist Stacy's debut won the Carolina Novel Award, then was published in 1999 as a trade paperback (under the title Styles by Maggie Sweet) by Banks Channel Books. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE ROSE by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 17, 1952

"September publication of a Christmas tale."
Maggie Rose is almost too good to be true, but Ruth Sawyer's unfailing magic makes her real, and brings smiles and tears to her readers. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & ME by Damian Barr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"While it should be heartbreaking, Barr tells a wonderful story, demonstrating the remarkable resilience of a child not only surviving, but succeeding in such a grand way."
Memoir of the difficulties of growing up poor and gay in Margaret Thatcher's Scotland. Read full book review >

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THE MEANING OF MAGGIE by Megan Jean Sovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"More than an issue novel, Sovern's debut will be a boon to kids coping with a parent's illness or the unpredictability of growing up. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Based on the author's family's story, this novel mixes in equal thirds tears, wit and reassurance amid debilitating illness. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE AND WENDEL by Cori Doerrfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"A playful addition to the siblings-at-play shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two anthropomorphized elephants play pretend in three minichapters. Read full book review >