Search Results: "Nancy Crocker"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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BILLIE STANDISH WAS HERE by Nancy Crocker
FICTION
Released: May 8, 2007

"Set in the late 1960s and early '70s, this tender, touching account of intergenerational friendship provides rich historical context for two memorable female characters who redefine the meaning of family and love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A lonely girl in rural Missouri develops a friendship with her elderly neighbor that transforms her life. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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BETTY LOU BLUE by Nancy Crocker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pair this with Feet Man and Mr. Tiny (April 2006) for a foot-long storytime theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Betty Lou Blue had the world's largest feet. Whackety, thwackety, flappety feet." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like a Betty Crocker recipe: goes down easy."
Cheerful social history follows the career of General Mills's long-lived celebrity spokeswoman. Read full book review >

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NANCY KNOWS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Pure fascination. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Nancy is an elephant who has forgotten something, and she just can't remember what it could be. Read full book review >

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LUCY CROCKER 2.0 by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

"Another winner from a writer who, like Lucy Crocker, does many wonderful and clever things with consummate grace and wit. (BookoftheMonth Club/Quality Paperback Club alternate selection)"
Preston's insightful and deliciously funny second novel (after Jackie by Josie, 1997) features a memorable protagonist, the creator of a bestselling computer game, who finds herself ignored by her family and decides to fight back. Read full book review >

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NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nancy is one sassy gumshoe. Her fans will enjoy growing up with her. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Fancy Nancy is back, this time in a chapter book. Read full book review >

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NANCY, THE LITTLE GOSLING by Eve Tharlet
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Upbeat and mildly entertaining, but without dramatic tension, providing the reader with a resolution that is more pat than satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tharlet's illustrations outshine her text in this gentle but rather flat story of an unconventional gosling who pursues her own dream. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF NANCY ADAMS by Larry Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2014

"A winning portrait of a high school teacher who struggles with her new career and memories of her own days as a student."
Back in the late 1970s, Nancy Adams had a fling with her high school teacher Russell Parsons. Twenty years later, widowed and adrift and living in her childhood home outside Jacksonville, Florida, she accepts Russell's offer to teach at her old high school. He's now the principal. Read full book review >