Search Results: "Marjorie Celona"


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Y by Marjorie Celona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Celona writes movingly about basic questions of identity, questions exacerbated by the unhappy circumstances of Shannon's birth."
As a newborn, Shannon is abandoned at the local "Y"—and then spends much of her young life asking "Why?" Read full book review >

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MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1955

"Primarily a woman's book, although it may open the doors to some men's understanding and sympathy."
As different from The Caine Mutiny as that was from Aurora Dawn- this should tap a wholly different vein. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The evolution of a literary partnership at its best, with Rawlings revealing the anguish, frustration, and fulfillment of a dedicated writer's life and Perkins the empathy and unwavering standards of a remarkable editor. (Facsimiles, 6 b&w photos, most not seen.)"
The editor a writer dreams of and the writer an editor yearns for come to life in this exchange of letters. Read full book review >

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MAG-MARJORIE and WON OVER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the tales are dated and at a glance have little import for the modern reader, Gilman's sharp characters and her insights into gender traps provide enough appeal to interest those outside academic circles."
Two didactic, at times sentimental novels (first serialized in Gilman's magazine, The Forerunner) still prove fascinating in their explications of gender in turn-of-the-century New England. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? Read full book review >

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MY NINE LIVES BY CLIO by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The whimsical journal of a cat, chronicling its nine lives, lived through the ages. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"The rustic, lush illustrations, however, are as delicious as a cherry pie right from the oven, and for readers who really want to make one, there's a simple recipe included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The visuals take the cake, or rather the pie, in this folksy jaunt across the country. Read full book review >

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PEPPER by Marjorie Shaffer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A vividly told story of a common spice's uncommon history."
Science writer and former business reporter Shaffer traces the action-packed, often bloody trail of black pepper from its uses in ancient times as a cure-all to the intense rivalries among the Portuguese, Dutch and English to control the pepper trade in Indonesia to the rise of 19th-century American pepper merchants. Read full book review >

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LOADED WORDS by Marjorie Garber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2012

"The same goes for this intellectually generous and rewarding book. Like its many subjects, it repays the close attention it commands."
A vigorous, revealing collection about the pleasures and revelations of close reading, whether it involves words, books, biographies or ideas. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF WEST TENTH STREET by Marjorie Kernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2009

"Blurry panorama of an unrealistic city."
Debut novelist Kernan excavates a small parcel of Manhattan turf and dissects its host of eccentric inhabitants: old and young, rich and poor, artfully rendered and not. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A solid if incomplete contribution to a currently hot debate."
A closely argued brief for free speech. Read full book review >

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SEX AND REAL ESTATE by Marjorie Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2000

"An inventive, erudite analysis from a scholar and homeowner."
Mixing cultural criticism with a belletristic style of writing, Garber (English/Harvard) argues that people love their houses as truly and as passionately as each other. Read full book review >