Search Results: "Marianne Elliott"


BOOK REVIEW

ZEN UNDER FIRE by Marianne Elliott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2013

"An earnest but fairly unskilled rendering of a humanitarian worker's trials and tribulations in Afghanistan."
An activist's candid account of the hardships she endured working as a human rights officer for the United Nations. Read full book review >

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GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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THE CATHOLICS OF ULSTER by Marianne Elliott
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2001

"A superb local history—but in Northern Ireland, local history is of international importance."
Elliott (Irish Studies/Liverpool Univ.) offers a scholarly history of Ulster Catholics, which by definition is a history of Ulster Protestants as well. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"Provocative—and timely in these France-bashing days, certain to prompt learned commentary."
A searching inquiry into the behavior of ordinary French people under Vichy and Nazi rule—behavior that defies the easy categories of "collaborator" and "resister." Read full book review >

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CALL ME MARIANNE by Jen Bryant
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Though a sample of poetry would have made a better sendoff than Bryant's biographical afterword, this does provide a tantalizing glimpse into one writer's creative process. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A Brooklyn lad finds common ground with an oddly dressed lady in this fictional but not unlikely zoo encounter. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF MARIANNE MOORE by Marianne Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1997

"A dramatic and witty revelation. (24 photos, not seen)"
A massive literary treasure trove. Read full book review >

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MR. POSTMOUSE TAKES A TRIP by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This one's playfulness invites repeat readings, and like Mr. Postmouse, it delivers consistently. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dedicated postal worker who first appeared in Mr. Postmouse's Rounds (2015) returns with his entire family for a much bigger adventure. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE BIRD by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, uplifting meditation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Canadian artist Dubuc delivers a quiet story that knits together themes of friendship and the circle of seasons. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lezlie Evans and illustrated by David McPhail (2010). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Richmond offers a bland and confusing a companion to her Beautiful Brown Eyes (2009). Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN YOU by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Despite its overall good intentions, the book feels rushed and ill considered, with little offered by way of identification to get readers involved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-intentioned cheerleading falls flat. Read full book review >

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THE BUS RIDE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Good for imagination and travel, this merry bus ride has glimmers of 'Little Red Riding Hood' but is entirely itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clara (named only on the book jacket) narrates her own story of the first time she goes to Grandma's house on the bus by herself. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is said that mothers will do anything for their children. In this humorous slip of a tale, readers see just how far moms often go. Read full book review >