Search Results: "Marion Cunningham"


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THE SUPPER BOOK by Marion Cunningham
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"If you know the latest Fannie Farmer, you'll recognize the unoffending sensibility; here, in small format with some autobiographical chat, it can have a comfortable appeal."
Cunningham, who was in charge of the latest revision of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook (1990), offers a companion to her Breakfast Book (1987—not reviewed)—this one a modest collection of undemanding but not boring dishes for the everyday evening meal or informal company occasion. Read full book review >

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MARION HATLEY by Beth Castrodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2017

"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale about a designer that effectively uses its historical setting."
In this debut novel set in 1931, a corsetiere fleeing scandal starts over in a small town, where she learns more about her past and herself. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S ANCESTORS OF AVALON by Diana L. Paxson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2004

"For die-hard fans."
Another prequel to Bradley's bestselling feminist take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The illustrations are compelling throughout, but the narrative is more powerful when it is more personal and specific."
An illustrated primer on mental illness that builds to personal revelation. Read full book review >

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A CROW'S JOURNEY by David Cunningham
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Wonderful for its own sake, Cunningham's work will also enrich a study of the water cycle. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4+)"
The creator of the exquisite Nightfall, Country Lake (1995) has produced another poetic set of observations of the natural world. Read full book review >

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NIGHTFALL, COUNTRY LAKE by David Cunningham
Released: March 1, 1995

"Cunningham's first solo effort is an unqualified success—this masterful production is a reminder that now and then, less really is more. (Picture book. 2+)"
In 24 carefully chosen words and 14 eloquently modulated pastel illustrations, readers follow a small boy from that moment on a late summer afternoon when the breeze dies, through ruddy sunset and misty twilight, until he falls asleep to the sound of crickets. Read full book review >

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CONSEQUENCES OF THE HEART by Peter Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2011

"A lovingly detailed examination of 20th-century Anglo-Irish culture as well as a dissection of personal relationships."
In a narrative that spans more than 60 years in the lives of its characters, Irish author Cunningham examines a Jules-and-Jim-type love affair as well as a mysterious incident from D-Day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"And 'if I die tomorrow, Provincetown is where I want my ashes scattered.' That's a sense of place called home."
A leisurely walking tour and shrewd exposition of that "eccentrics' sanctuary"—Provincetown, Massachusetts—from Pulitzer-winning novelist Cunningham (The Hours, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WILD MOTHER by Elizabeth Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1993

"Cunningham is not just jumping on the bandwagon to run with wolves; here, she gracefully blends the mythical and magical with the humane."
Cunningham (The Return of the Goddess, 1992—not reviewed) offers a contemporary feminist fairy tale in which Lilith—far from being the evil, demonized child-stealer of the Judeo-Christian tradition—proves to be the archetypal Wild Mother without whose influence the modern-day family of Adam and Eva cannot be truly human or happy. Read full book review >

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ONION JOURNEY by Julia Cunningham
Released: Oct. 1, 1967

"The combination of overt moralizing, overextended symbolism and wispy texture is likely to draw a blank from most children though adults may well find it charming."
Perhaps this very brief, very explicit allegory of the love between Gilly and his grandmother is Julia Cunningham's answer to critics of Derp Dead: it's no more than a tender Christmas greeting otherwise. Read full book review >

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CANDLE TALES by Julia Cunningham
Released: Feb. 19, 1964

"The author's way with words was established in Macaroon and this will enhance her deserved reputation for excellence, just as the illustrator's superbly decorative work here enhances ers."
Mr. Minnikin, the candlemaker, allowed a mouse, a dog, a cat, a pig, a squirrel and a gull to live in the shed behind his house. Read full book review >