Search Results: "Marlene Carvell"


BOOK REVIEW

WHO WILL TELL MY BROTHER? by Marlene Carvell
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"It is a realistically heartening story for teenagers who have a battle to fight, and might also be useful for sparking class discussion. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Evan is a typical high-school student who chooses an a-typical, unpopular position: to ask the PTA to withdraw his school's Indian mascot. Read full book review >

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MARLENE by C.W. Gortner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"An ambitious but occasionally overbroad account of the life of the German-American star whose life spanned continents, wars, and nearly an entire century."
International movie star Marlene Dietrich relates her eventful story in a first-person fictional account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARLENE by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2011

"A poetic and indelible portrait of the great star."
Prolific biographer Chandler (I Know Where I'm Going: Katharine Hepburn, a Personal Biography, 2010, etc.) delivers an evocative portrait of film icon Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), perhaps cinema's ultimate manifestation of the mysterious, dangerous, unknowable woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAUGHT BETWEEN THE PAGES by Marlene Carvell
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"The message here is not a bad one, but its obviousness kills the story. (Fiction. YA)"
Sullen P.J. lives a pretty lonely life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEETGRASS BASKET by Marlene Carvell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This satisfying read will awaken young readers to a situation often ignored in our history. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In her second novel, Carvell (Who Will Tell My Brother?, 2002) employs alternating voices to create a poignant verse novel telling the historically sensitive story of Mohawk sisters who were sent to the Carlisle Indian School after the death of their mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MARLENE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Marshall's refreshing debut has all the trappings of a cozy, right down to the detecting cat, but gets a PG-13 for sexual situations, language, pornography, and bimbos."
A deep chasm seems to run through little Shady Hills, New Jersey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARLENE DIETRICH by Steven Bach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"A great pearl."
Gigantic chef-d'oeuvre: a 600-page life that puts Dietrich before us as no book has ever done and whose writing sets a new standard for celebrity biographies. Read full book review >

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MARLENE DIETRICH by Maria Riva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 1993

"No Mommie Dearest—though reviewers may point their fingers—but grand stuff. (Photographs—217—not seen.)"
It seemed unlikely that Steven Bach's masterful Marlene Dietrich (1992) could be bettered, but for sheer intimacy and readability (though not scholarship), Dietrich's daughter has done it here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARLENE, MARLENE, QUEEN OF MEAN by Jane Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"With its heart on its sleeve, this offering falls short of other, better picture books that come out swinging against bullying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A heartfelt, albeit heavy-handed, treatise against bullying is delivered in plodding rhyming verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A compelling examination of a simple song's enormous psychological and political power."
The story of World War II's accidental megahit, a song surpassingly popular with troops of all stripes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARLENE DIETRICH LIVED HERE by Eleanor Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"A heavy dose of schadenfreude: This very slick black comedy traces the gnarled roots of a family tree with an equal measure of affection and disgust."
In a kind of literary Hall of Mirrors set in post-communist Berlin, second-novelist Bailey (Idioglossia, not reviewed) portrays two brothers who have come together reluctantly and without enthusiasm to make peace after a near-lifetime of deception and jealousy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE by Robert Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Donne notwithstanding, the youthful Peters emerges as a narrow, self-absorbed island in the sea of destruction and human misery that engulfed the Continent before the guns fell silent. (13 b&w photos, not seen)"
Vapid reminiscences of rear-echelon service with the US Army during WW II. Read full book review >