Search Results: "Marjory Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

AVA GARDNER by Lee Server
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2006

"Overlong, yet never dull. Server writes with a contagious enthusiasm for his subject and a solid grasp of Hollywood history that Ava's fans and film buffs will enjoy."
Little falls on the cutting room floor is this full-dress biography of a screen icon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"Primarily of interest to devoted fans and those who knew Gardner."
Breezy appreciation by Silesky (Ferlinghetti, 1990, etc.), presenting the novelist as less an "outlaw" than a conventional man with a modest talent, a fierce drive, and a gift for self-destruction. Read full book review >

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MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS by Jennifer Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Reporter, author, and ecology activist, this feisty 94-year- old has fought for more than 60 years to protect the Everglades, but her spice and strength are barely apparent in this subdued biography in the ``Earth Keeper'' series. Read full book review >

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AVA GARDNER by Ava Gardner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Juicy, but it leaves a nasty aftertaste."
Based on the movie star's late-night ramblings, an unvarnished account of her marriages and affairs in golden-age Hollywood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"An enjoyable true-crime tale accessible to lovers of art and whodunits alike."
U.S. News and World Report contributing editor Boser provides a rich account of his attempt to unravel the mystery of the world's largest unsolved art theft. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE GARDNER  by Jane Langton
Released: Feb. 23, 1988

"This is one not to miss."
The author of several stories featuring retired ex-cop (now Harvard lecturer) Homer Kelly (Natural Enemy, etc.) reveals unexpected strengths and charm in this new work. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY STARK NAKED by Marjory Bassett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The fairy-tale ending and many romantic conventions will be hurdles for some readers, but the heroine's fidelity to her roots gives her a compassion that seems unmistakably genuine."
Returning for her debut to a more genteel, innocent age—when a beautiful working girl could leave Kansas for Manhattan and find fulfillment—the 81-year-old Bassett finds the charms (and the liabilities) of that vintage romantic premise. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A fact-filled, well-researched analysis. A good companion to Kathryn Sikkink's The Justice Cascade (2011)."
A man who knows whereof he speaks makes painfully clear the meaning of the abstract term "human rights." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 2009

"Push during Women's History Month and at every other opportunity. (Biography. 12 & up)"
Jane Jacobs is an unlikely subject for a school assignment, which is unfortunate, as being required to do research would be the most likely way that many readers will discover this brief but comprehensive biography. Read full book review >

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SMALL BLESSINGS by Martha Woodroof
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A pleasant read about ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances and the optimism that guides them."
In this debut novel, the arrival of a spunky new manager at the local bookstore heralds a sea change in the college and community it serves. Read full book review >

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PERDITA by Faith Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An edgy, intriguing debut novel of suspense, suspicion, and surprise. (Suspense. 14-18)"
When she starts seeing the ghost of her sister's recently drowned friend, troubled 16-year-old Arielle worries she may be "a little bit crazy." Read full book review >