Search Results: "Paul Bailey"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE RUDOLF by Paul Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Veteran Bailey (Kitty and Virgil, 2000, etc.) navigates with economy and grace between two lives and among many time-frames. This British author's skills—and magic touch for showing love at work—make for a texture unusually rich."
An adoring nephew pays homage to his childhood savior, a star of European operettas, in a masterly, unsentimental evocation of childhood and exile. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE'S BOY by Paul Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A love story coexists uneasily with the rise of fascism."
Two Romanian men find true love in 1920s Paris in this slim novel from the prolific British author (Chapman's Odyssey, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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AN IMMACULATE MISTAKE by Paul Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1992

"There are no depths probed or nature-nurture insights to be found here, just a fine evocation of time and place offered by a man who knows precisely where he came from."
The affectionate memories of a gay man—not to mention actor, playwright, and author of such novels as At the Jerusalem and Gabriel's Lament—who's clearly made his peace with a troubled past and a family that did its best to keep him in the closet. Read full book review >

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CHAPMAN'S ODYSSEY by Paul Bailey
Released: July 17, 2012

"An entertaining conceit, if modestly executed: More a mash note to memory and literary culture than a full-bodied novel."
An ailing novelist and actor tangles with the ghosts of parents, past lovers and a host of literary heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored."
A grim reminder of the threat that parents and children face from predators. Read full book review >

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THE SPECIAL ONES
by Leila Roy

I know only too well what happens to the new ones who are brought here. Gradually they are convinced to change, molded to be who we tell them they are. But there’s another unanswered question: What happens to the ones who leave?
The Special Ones, by Em Bailey
 

The Special Ones live on a secluded farmstead surrounded by ...


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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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