Search Results: "Paula Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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THE COLDEST WINTER by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"The recent multitude of memoirists should take a page from Fox: Less really can be more."
Traveling in Eastern Europe just after the end of World War II, a young journalist sees destruction, desolation and despair, hears horrible stories, thinks about her own life, has an epiphany. Read full book review >

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RADIANCE DESCENDING by Paula Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But if only for the authentic delineation of a loving family's coping with one member's special needs, this is a worthwhile, poignant story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fox (The Eagle Kite, 1995, etc.) offers acute psychological insight into a boy's feelings of anger and rejection, fears about what his classmates will think, and his loss of ``normal'' family life when his brother, who has Down syndrome, is born. Read full book review >

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FOX by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A useful index is included but the book's great strengths are its clear, highly informative text, and Hewett's stunning photos of these beautiful animals in their natural habitat, which, alas, is fast disappearing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another entry about animals from frequent collaborators (Killer Whale, 1994, etc.), and this one's a gem. Read full book review >

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WESTERN WIND by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Another subtle and thoughtful novel from this fine author, with idiosyncratic, beautifully realized characters, vividly telling images, and a wise and compassionate view of the complexities of human nature. (Fiction. 10+)"
Even people of unusual intelligence and good will can encounter nigh-impossible choices. Read full book review >

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BORROWED FINERY by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Austere yet painfully moving: a refreshing contrast to the spate of whiny memoirs currently crowding bookstore shelves."
Acclaimed novelist Fox (Desperate Characters, reprinted 1999, etc.) describes with astonishing detachment a peripatetic childhood buffeted by the whims of her neurotic parents. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE KITE by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fans will want to read this; it has its heart-wrenching moments, but ultimately founders and disappoints. (Fiction. 11+)"
Liam's father is dying of AIDS and despite the lies told to him about tainted blood transfusions, Liam, 13, knows how he got it. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ISLAND by Paula Fox
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough, especially with a baby coming. Read full book review >

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FOX by Kate Banks
Kirkus Star
by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2007

"Hallensleben's lush, brushy landscapes of sunny greens and moonlit blues, his coppery, winsome fox pup and Banks's wise, spare lines combine for a package sure to gratify preschoolers and caregivers alike. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The team behind The Great Blue House (2005) bestows yet another treat, this time tracing the maturation of a fox pup from his spring birth to fall, as he leaves his parents. Read full book review >

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FOX by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Ambiguities and rawly expressionistic art turn this tale of friendship and temptation from the creators of Rosie and the Tortoise (1999) into a strongly atmospheric psycho-fable. Read full book review >