Search Results: "Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings"


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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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THE SECRET RIVER by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Magical. (Picture book. 4-10)"
There are no fish left in the rivers and streams; hard times have come to the forest, and everyone is poor and hungry. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF MY BLOOD by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A bleak, defiant, bare-knuckles read that will you exhausted by its relentlessly unsympathetic characters. Still, it provides enormously interesting insights into its author's work."
A long-lost unpublished first novel by the author of The Yearling chronicles the malevolent self-sacrifice of a life-blunted wife and mother for her ungracious writer daughter. 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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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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THE LAST AIRMEN by Roger Rawlings
Released: May 10, 1989

Passable anecdotal history of aviators, along with a sincere but flat account of the author's fragile relationship with his pilot dad. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER SIX by A.J. Lieberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Lots of excitement and comfy predictability for readers willing to go with the unlikely flow. (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
On a heavily polluted future Earth, a group of orphans battles to bring down the evil industrialist who killed their scientist parents. P.S., they also save the planet. Read full book review >

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THE PENELOPEIA by Jane Rawlings
Released: May 1, 2003

"In spite of the obvious and hardly original gender-bending, this is quite a good take on Homer, cleverly conceived and nicely written in noble cadences that are intentionally (and accurately) reminiscent of Lattimore's Homeric translations."
A debut novel (in verse, no less) by poet and archivist Rawlings, who takes up where the Odyssey leaves off and tells things from Penelope's point of view. Read full book review >

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FAST FORWARD by Jenny Pausacker
FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 10+)"
What if you could fast forward, pause, and rewind your life? Read full book review >