Search Results: "Melissa Francis"


BOOK REVIEW

DIARY OF A STAGE MOTHER'S DAUGHTER by Melissa Francis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"One of those intimate, heartbreaking, doubled-edged stories that is hard to read, impossible to put down."
Chilling memoir by a Fox Business Network anchor and child star chronicles the misery of growing up with a cruel, controlling and abusive stage mother. Read full book review >

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MELISSA FEBOS
by Megan Labrise

Among the epigraphs of Melissa Febos’s sophomore memoir, Abandon Me, is a quotation by English psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott: “It is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found.”

“I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that epigraph,” says Febos, who considered it for her critically acclaimed debut, Whip Smart ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. Read full book review >

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BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA by Melissa Guion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, penguin picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mama Penguin loves her babies, but keeping up with all of their activities has her plain worn out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"This clever marriage of information and illustration soars high. (bibliography of adult sources, quote sources, acknowledgements, period photo) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
This bright, brimming picture biography commemorates Tony Sarg, a brilliant, self-taught artist whose innovative helium balloons delighted legions of Macy's parade watchers from 1928 on. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"As Spadaro writes, Pope Francis understands that 'One must not complicate God, especially if this complication distances God from the people.' People's Pope indeed. (Religion. 4-12)"
The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Cornwallis was defeated at Yorktown in Pennsylvania)."
Steegmuller (Silence at Salerno, 1978; the National Book Award-winning Cocteau, 1971) uses his formidable skills and scholarly resources to retrieve from the peripheries of a glittering pre-Revolutionary Parisian cultural circle two unfamiliar voices as characteristic of that favored but doomed world as Diderot, Voltaire, or Rousseau. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LONGSHOT by Dick Francis
Released: Oct. 17, 1990

"Francis manner, without the foolish tedium of Hot Money or The Edge."
Middling, readable Francis thrills—with a serviceable murder-mystery, some harrowing violence, horses in the background (if not central to the plot), and lots of filler about wilderness-survival literature. Read full book review >

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PROSPECT HILL by Richard Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2004

"A veddy British story for fans of Amis père et fils, Malcolm Bradbury, and even Dickens. Nicely done."
Life is a series of accidents—that just gets weirder when you throw in politics. Read full book review >

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BETRAYAL by Clare Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Joanna Trollope with a bit of blood."
Extramarital indulgence with a long-lost flame makes just pots and pots of trouble for an otherwise blameless British businessman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Perfect Spy by Francis Hamit
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"Clarity, humor, polished writing, and an engaging narrator make for an enjoyable read."
An Iowa college student discovers a new life filled with sex and adventure in this debut memoir by Hamit (Meltdown, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >