Search Results: "Nancy K. Peardon"


BOOK REVIEW

Marlon Brando by Nancy K. Peardon
Released: April 3, 2013

"A new, different twist on familiar Brando stories."
With her debut memoir, Marlon Brando's former executive assistant delivers a chatty tell-all about the often erratic Hollywood legend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This volume would be more compelling if Miller examined her own motives more closely. (photos, not seen)"
An unsatisfying amalgam of autobiography and literary criticism that achieves the dubious distinction of rendering its subject less, not more, interesting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well-researched and insightful."
Bristow (History/Univ. of Puget Sound; Making Men Moral: Social Engineering During the Great War, 1996) unpacks the complex cultural, social and scientific effects of the 1918 influenza epidemic and reveals the American voices that fill the gap of a suppressed national memory. Read full book review >

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ANGELA AND THE BROKEN HEART by Nancy K. Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"A warm, funny story, sure to be popular with Angela's fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This third Angela story is a complex, episodic weave that follows the three Steele children through much of a school year, with second-grade Angela's concern for her teenage brother Nathaniel (his crush on the mysterious Lola seems to be one- sided) as the binding thread. Read full book review >

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BREATHLESS by Nancy K. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Articulate, keen and satisfying."
A coming-of-age tale covering the author's 20s in Paris, where she studied, worked, lived on her own for the first time, fell in and out of love, and found solid ground beneath her feet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Painstakingly detailed at times, this quiet memoir is saved by Miller's deftly placed literary references, which offer an unusual, intellectual perspective on an often-told story."
A literature professor searches for her roots after her father's death, uncovering an intricate portrait of a Russian-Jewish immigrant family. Read full book review >

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THE MASKED MAVERICK by Jacqueline K. Ogburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A mismatch; still, an unusual milieu for a picture book story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The Masked Maverick may be able to beat Hammerhand Hannibal, Mad Dog Markowitz, and every other wrestler in the ring, but he can't win over the crowds who boo his every victory—until the Brooklyn Bonecrusher tears off his mask to reveal features so inoffensive that the spectators have a change of heart. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A pleasingly high-energy invitation to see, understand and appreciate art… and to make some too. (credits, thumbnail bio of Hepworth) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Three frisky mice, sensibilities honed by an exposure to painting in Look! Look! Look! (2006), give 3-D art a similarly close onceover. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"An accessible book, packed with learning opportunities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Three clever mice (budding artists all) deconstruct a famous painting, and use what they learn to explore their own ideas about art. Read full book review >