Search Results: "Margaret George"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH I by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Historically sound, but without the sympathetic spark of the best historical fiction."
Overly busy novel of life inside the Virgin Queen's court—and mind. Read full book review >

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HELEN OF TROY by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"An Olympian effort, worthy of shelving alongside Renault and Graves."
A spirited appendix to one of literature's greatest stories, in which the face that launched a thousand ships is supplied with a brain and a voice to match her legendary beauty. Read full book review >

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MARY, CALLED MAGDALENE by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2002

"Engaging and intelligent fiction that celebrates one of Christianity's great women."
George (Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, 1992, etc.) again brings a historical figure to life, this time in a low-key but persuasively feminist take on the early disciple who found Christ's empty tomb. Read full book review >

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTLAND AND THE ISLES by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"With a seamless use of original letters, diaries, and poems: a popular, readable, inordinately moving tribute to a remarkable queen."
By the author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII (1986), another vast involvement with a legendary royal. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 1997

"Still, Cleopatra's story has a timeless fascination. (First printing of 200,000; Literary Guild selection; mini-series rights to Hallmark/ABC TV; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
More historical tonnage by the author of Mary Queen of Scots and the Isles (1992), etc. Again, George highlights the dangerous vagaries of love and lust in the career of one born to the purple. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"It adds up to an engaging mix of science and story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a true incident, this fact-laced, handsomely illustrated episode follows a young pet tortoise as she lumbers into a wide but rarely threatening world. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO by Margaret George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"By reconfiguring one of history's most notorious villains as 'a man of integrity, ingenuity, and generosity,' this workmanlike saga redeems Nero while simultaneously rendering him rather less fascinating."
The first in a pair of novels devoted to Roman Emperor Nero—the one blamed for fiddling while Rome burned—offers a new take on an age-old reputation. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
by Maya Payne Smart

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s grandfather graduated from college and six of his children followed suit. But the next generation struggled to keep pace even as the specter of Jim Crow receded. “I wanted to know why,” she says, and chose fiction as her probe.

The Dartmouth and UC Berkeley Law graduate’s research revealed the war on drugs and mass incarceration ...


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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE DON’T TEASE TOOTSIE by Margaret Chamberlain
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Eyebrows resume contented position. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Tootsie's angry eyebrows on the cover say it all: Don't mess with the cat. Read full book review >