Search Results: "Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF SAN FRANCISCO by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2013

"A blisteringly honest portrait of a young, fast and greatly misunderstood life."
An outspoken, gender-ambiguous author and activist reflects on her halcyon days as a wild child in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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SYCAMORE by Bryn Chancellor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Though the author comes up with a deft, plausible resolution to her complicated narrative, it's not enough to save this overwritten effort."
The disappearance of a teenage girl casts a pall over a small Arizona town in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Trademark Grisham, with carefully situated echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird. A top-notch thriller."
A long-after sequel, of a sort, to A Time to Kill (1989), in which dogged attorney Jake Brigance fights for justice in a Mississippi town where justice is not always easy to come by. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1994

"Another book for the growing shelf from which some Maynard Solomon or musical Walter Jackson Bate will have to winnow when the time comes to write a critical biography rather than the Bernstein story. (100 b&w photos) (First printing of 35,000)"
Another big Lenny B. bio, jam-packed with accomplishment and angst. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Allen Shawn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A nearly impossible task, recording this lush life, but Shawn helps us comprehend the magic."
A few luscious slices from the massive cake that was the life of the great pianist, composer, conductor and public personality (1918-1990). Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Simply the best of the Bernstein biographies so far. (First printing of 60,000; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; ad/promo)"
A sensitive, well-balanced account of the great American maestro's life and works. Read full book review >

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN by Johanna Hurwitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; bibliography; index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
An interesting, well-balanced biography of this phenomenon of the 20th-century American musical scene, emphasizing the many facets of Bernstein's achievement (pianist/conductor/composer/media personality) and his identity as a Jew, and wisely (for this audience) ignoring the details of his convoluted personal life. Read full book review >

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SYCAMORE STREET by C. B. Christiansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Still, humorous and nonpreachy, with short paragraphs, plenty of repetition for newly independent readers, and likable watercolor illustrations: unusually attractive for this genre. (Young reader. 5-7)"
Best friends Angel and Chloe, who enjoy ``pretending'' together, have no time for new boy Rupert, who makes a pest of himself until Chloe discovers (while Angel's on vacation) that he's a good pretender, too. Read full book review >

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BECKY BERNSTEIN GOES BERLIN by Holly-Jane Rahlens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"A lively and entertaining debut."
From an American-born actress now living in Germany, a first novel that offers wry and refreshingly upbeat reminiscences of life in the single lane—both here and in Berlin. Read full book review >

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THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN LETTERS by Leonard Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Bernstein emerges as highly literate, compassionate, astonishingly busy and gifted almost beyond measure."
Nearly 60 years of revealing letters to and from the composer of West Side Story, a musical colossus who stood with one foot on Broadway, the other in whatever of the world's symphony halls he wished. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE CHARLOTTE SYCAMORE by Kate Maddison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"This steampunk novel has it all: deceptions, a brainy and courageous girl, violence, inventions and mystery set in Victorian England. Charlotte's tale is indeed incredible—in a good way. (Steampunk. 10-15)"
Can the bites of mechanical dogs induce artificial rabies? Read full book review >