Search Results: "Marguerite Holloway"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2013

"A solid contribution to the history of the early republic."
Sturdy biography of an important, long-overlooked figure in the early development of the United States. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

The thesis of this meticulous and admiring biography is that Yourcenar (b. Read full book review >

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BURNING MARGUERITE by Elizabeth Inness-Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2002

"First-novelist Innes-Brown is a fine writer, and fully succeeds in realizing her characters lives, yet her prose is sometimes emotionally desultory: a thick languor acts as a shell in which the intensities of her scenes and moments are glimpsed but not felt."
Inness-Brown (stories: Here, 1994, etc.) offers a closely drawn, richly imagined study of two characters—a young man and the elderly woman who raised him—on a remote island in New England. Read full book review >

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HERMAN AND MARGUERITE by Jay O'Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

Herman and Marguerite ($15.95; April 1996; 36 pp.; 1-56145-103-7): The subtitle of this book is ``An Earth Story,'' but this is really a lowdown tale of friendship between a worm and a caterpillar. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poignant and powerful book. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A respectful, unsentimental portrait of a village in Mali, and a moving story of a warm friendship between an American Peace Corps volunteer fresh out of college and a young Malian health worker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who are already persuaded by the classical view of character and culture will find little new here; those who are not so persuaded will find much that is puzzling and little that might change their minds."
A controversial study of the moral effects of rock music. Read full book review >

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DEAR DEPARTED by Marguerite Yourcenar
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Yourcenar intertwines these intricately imagined lives with issues in European thought and politics that will strike many as arcane—making this one of her less interesting works, though two follow-up volumes have yet to be published here. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Yourcenar's re-creation of her ancestors' lives in 19th- and 20th-century Belgium, published in France in 1974, is unlikely to appeal to many American readers as it fails to relate directly to the experience of the late French Academy member (1903-87), author of Two Lives and a Dream, 1987; Mishima, 1986, etc. Opening with the Zen koan ``What did your face look like before your father and mother met?,'' the 70-year-old Yourcenar attempts to unearth the seeds of her being in the lives of her parents and ancestors, most of whom she never knew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"The book is useful for multicultural studies, but shines as a warm family story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An outstanding intergenerational tale that captures a slice of life in contemporary China. Read full book review >

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Released: May 14, 2016

"A useful list of precepts for Christian parents."
A debut book offers a parenting guide based on personal experiences and the Bible. Read full book review >

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DRIVING WITH DEAD PEOPLE by Monica Holloway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2007

"For funeral-home-cum-dysfunctional-family tales, stick with Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (June 2006)."
An uneven first memoir offers more undigested anger than wisdom. Read full book review >