Search Results: "Merrie Haskell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CASTLE BEHIND THORNS by Merrie Haskell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Still, it stands alone neatly, and the lore of blacksmith work is carried through with vivid energy. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Faint echoes of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" waft up from this new fantasy. Read full book review >

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HANDBOOK FOR DRAGON SLAYERS by Merrie Haskell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"While suffering from a surfeit of events and ideas, still a truly terrific read. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
A delightful middle-grade fantasy falters only in its excess of exuberance. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS CURSE by Merrie Haskell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"In this impressive debut, the author artfully weaves humor, suspense, magic and myth into an intricate plot, which includes the possibility of an improbable romance and more exciting stories to come; we hope so. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
An imaginative, intriguing and spirited retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." Read full book review >

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Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A concise, bold crime tale that, even in its darkest moments, shines with brilliance."
In this thriller, a missing teen reappears with amnesia and uncovers a host of parlous secrets buried in her gradually returning memory. Read full book review >

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SANYARE by Megan Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A flawed but often enjoyable adventure."
A changeling among elves must solve a mystery and discover her past in this debut fantasy from Haskell. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES by Molly Haskell
Released: April 19, 1990

"Many strong clinical passages will carry this with most readers, who may well warm to the love theme too and find Haskell's method daring."
Subjective memoir about film reviewer Haskell's emotions when her Film reviewer husband Andrew Sarris is felled by a near-fatal rare disease and becomes the sickest person ever seen in New York Hospital who lived. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Molly Haskell
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Compact, incisive, and witty—a great starting point for those interested in Spielberg's life and art."
The acclaimed director's work examined through the prism of his Jewish faith. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

A collection of previously published profiles and essays by the feminist film critic (From Reverence to Rape, 1974, etc.) that offer offbeat, compelling approaches and keen observations but leave the reader yearning for more argument. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THE BUZZ? by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"As comprehensive an introduction as can be found in 48 pages. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12) "
Author and hobbyist beekeeper Wilcox presents a cheery introduction to honeybees and their wild cousins. Read full book review >

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OUT OF MY SKIN by John Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A premise that could prove provocative and funny in a short story turns tiresome when stretched into a novel."
A metafictional narrative from Haskell (American Purgatorio, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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I AM NOT JACKSON POLLOCK by John Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Intellectually dazzling, emotionally chilly, and bound to provoke."
Nine intriguing debut pieces explore the point where art and life intersect—or collide—in the lives of artists, performers and movie characters. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER MY SISTER by Molly Haskell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2013

"A discerning, vital memoir."
Feminist film critic Haskell (Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited, 2009, etc.) delves into the dramatic, deeply personal tale of her brother's transformation, in his early 60s, from a man into a woman. Read full book review >