Search Results: "Marianne Richmond"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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BEDTIME BLESSINGS by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A sweet but inessential offering for families who desire a bedtime story with a Christian theme. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
A gentle bedtime story written as a prayer lists many reasons to be thankful. 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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I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though its heart is in the right place, this tale doesn't come close to the artistry of Kevin Henkes' Owen (1993), still the gold standard. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little bear struggles with separation anxiety as he prepares to go to school for the first time—without Blankie. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT NIGHT BOOK by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Don't be fooled by the hype: For a much better treatment of 'personalization,' check out Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App! (2011). (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A superficial, lackluster adaptation of Richmond's 2010 traditional book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"An able balance of scholarly precision and readability."
An absorbing study of the Confederacy's last hours and a city in ruins. Read full book review >

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HELL OR RICHMOND by Ralph Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Not quite in the class as Michael Shaara or Shelby Steele, but a solid work of historical fiction all the same."
Swift-moving fictional reconstruction of the terrible Overland Campaign of 1864, which must have seemed to its participants to be never ending. 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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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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THE RICHMOND DIARY by Peter Rawlinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"Rawlinson (Indictment for Murder, 2000, etc.) has great fun anglicizing the Answered Prayers antics whereby Truman Capote skewered all his supposed good friends—it's certainly amusing catching the barristers' wigs askew—but there's one bathetic revelation too many here."
Privy to all the juiciest society hostesses' and politicians' secrets, aging queen Francis Richmond jots them down in a diary. 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 >