Search Results: "Marlene Record"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"While the Disney-esque tale feels saccharine at times, the fast-paced, eventful plot will appeal to younger readers who are able to suspend their disbelief and enter a nicer world than our own."
Loftus' young adult novel creates a fantasy world of good kings, evil witches and happily-ever-afters. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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RECORD BREAKER by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Perceptive and quite lovely. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It's 1963, and 12-year-old Jack struggles to cope with his mom's depression after his baby sister's sudden death. 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 >

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PERMANENT RECORD by Leslie Stella
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Despite characters exaggerated to the point of caricature, an edgy, discomfiting attack on post-9/11 nerves and prejudices. (Fiction. 14-18)"
"I'm just Bud Hess, transfer student, underachiever, nobody." Read full book review >

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PERSONAL RECORD by Rachel Toor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"Narcissus in Nikes."
Running Times senior writer Toor (Writing/Eastern Washington Univ.; The Pig and I: Why It's So Easy to Love an Animal, and So Hard to Love a Man, 2005, etc.) charts her transformation from exercise-resistant "pretentious little intellectual" in college to 40-something ultramarathoner. Read full book review >

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RECORD PALACE by Susan Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A lively intersection of art and music evokes a lost age of a great city."
A jazzy, colloquial first novel full of the hustle of a downbeat Chicago record store. Read full book review >

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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 >