Search Results: "Natalie Merchant"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A musical treat for parents as well as their children. (Poetry/CD. 5 & up)"
An American singer-songwriter's two-CD album becomes a children's poetry collection. Read full book review >

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NATALIE WOOD by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Full of informed and intelligent observations regarding both Wood's mindset and the politics of Hollywood, but ultimately a wearying, depressing portrait. (65 photos)"
An easily familiar biography of the actress, from a personal friend who fails to connect some of the critical pieces in her puzzle. Read full book review >

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REALITY NATALIE by Katie Sparks
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An often bright and fun middle-grade novel."
In this debut novel, an 11-year-old girl hopes to win a spot as guest host on a kids' talk show, but she faces obstacles from her parents and best friend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"An absorbing tale of unfettered commerce."
A vivid popular history of the great commercial monopolies that helped shape the modern world. Read full book review >

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MERCHANT ADVENTURER by Marquis James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"A lively chronicle, doubly welcome because it rescues from undeserved obscurity one of the Gilded Age's more consequential players—as well as a master annalist's handiwork."
A long-lost literary treasure with an absorbing tale of its own. Read full book review >

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NATALIE AND NAUGHTILY by Vincent K. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A witty and fanciful exploration of a timeless childhood fantasy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twin girls as disparate in disposition as their names live atop their family's grandiose department store. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT OF VENGEANCE by Simon Hawke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Hawke's afterword tries to put Shakespeare's anti-Semitism in perspective by liberally quoting Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare. Strewth, he's persuasive, but readers may still yearn for the roistering high spirits of his earlier Will and Tuck engagements."
Unlike Kit Marlowe, who never knew a Jew, Will Shakespeare is convinced that if he could only meet one he would write a better play than The Jew of Malta. Read full book review >

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MERCHANT PRINCES by Peter C. Newman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"The elegantly written text is profusely illustrated."
The final volume in Newman's three-part engrossing and epic record (1985, 1987) of how the Hudson's Bay Co. helped shape Canadian history as a royally chartered (in 1670) instrument of British empire. Read full book review >

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NATALIE ON THE STREET by Ann Nietzke
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"While literary style and sympathetic perspective make this book easy to read, it is the straightforward approach to Natalie herself that makes it well worth reading."
Novelist Nietzke (Windowlight, not reviewed) effectively brings the serious problem of homelessness to a comprehensible level in her sensitive account of a few months in the life of one woman who made her home on a Los Angeles sidewalk. Read full book review >

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Natalie and the Night Sky by Carolyn Dibb
Released: April 22, 2015

"Ideal for only children and their perfectly sized families."
A heartwarming, insightful debut children's book about an only child who wonders what it would be like to have a bigger family. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2011

"Skip. (Graphic adaptation. 12-14)"
A graphic-novel treatment of Shakespeare that fails miserably where others have succeeded. Read full book review >