Search Results: "Nancy Friday"


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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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FRIDAY by Robert A. Heinlein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1982

"Despite some original touches and flashes of excitement: a limp, talky, implausible rehash—but the Heinlein label remains a major attraction."
Friday's an Artificial Person, a product of test-tube eugenics, with enormously enhanced intelligence, senses and reflexes (she's beautiful too). Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF BEAUTY by Nancy Friday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Friday keeps hammering home her message, but peeking through the psychobabble and harangue is a tantalizing memoir. ($175,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Friday (Women on Top, 1991, etc.) describes women's self-image from infancy through old age, with lots of tiresome editorializing about the state of the women's movement today. 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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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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BLACK FRIDAY by Alex Kava
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A thriller that tails off from its most thrilling scene in chapter one and never makes up its mind what it's most scared of."
A deadly blast at the Mall of America kicks off the seventh case for FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell (The Soul Catcher, 2002, etc.). 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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FIRST FRIDAY by Tory Hartmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A witty, sensitive story that will satisfy discerning fans of family dramas."
A comic examination of a large Irish family's struggle to maintain their old-fashioned religious and cultural traditions in modern-day California. Read full book review >

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FRIDAY NIGHTS by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Insightful and reassuring if a little contrived."
Trollope (Second Honeymoon, 2006, etc.) freshens up a tired chick-lit device, the woman's group, in this story about a group that falls apart when one of the members falls in love. Read full book review >

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EVERY FRIDAY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The colors are invented hues of original colors in a city so friendly as to be nostalgic. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It doesn't take expensive gifts and grand gestures to create memorable moments—just a little time. Read full book review >