Search Results: "Pauline A. Chen"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULINE by Georg Hallensleben
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"The spreads are presented from a weasel's-eye-view are particularly captivating and reinforce Pauline's small stature and mighty impact. (Picture book. 3-6.)"
Pauline (32 pp.; $16.00; Oct. 5; 0-374-35758-7) The illustrator of Kate Banks's many books (The Bird, the Monkey, and the Snake in the Jungle, p. 62, etc,) goes solo for a tale that proves children's suspicion that bigger isn't always better. Read full book review >

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THE RED CHAMBER by Pauline A. Chen
Released: July 13, 2012

"Little new ground is broken here, but the writing is supple and Chen often touches notes of emotional depth."
A leisurely saga exploring the closed society of privileged women in 18th-century Beijing, their loves, losses, friendships and character-forming private torments, based on a Chinese classic. Read full book review >

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The Heart of a King by Pauline A. Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"An often vivid historical epic with moments of lilting prose."
In her latest fantasy novel, Harris (Enter the Dream, 2012) tells the wistful tale of a king, a priestess and a pantheon of gods called the Star Kin. Read full book review >

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PEILING AND THE CHICKEN-FRIED CHRISTMAS by Pauline Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Overtly purposeful. (Fiction. 8-12)"
More than anything, Peiling wants to celebrate Christmas. Read full book review >

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PAULINE KAEL by Brian Kellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Like Kael's own books, this bio is a page-turner."
The first biography of arguably the most influential and controversial film critic at a turning point in cinema history. Read full book review >

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PAULINE BONAPARTE by Flora Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2009

"Pauline's blandishments grow quickly tedious, but Fraser does a lively job of delineating the story of her audacious clan."
Napoleon's younger sister—beautiful but not particularly compelling—receives effusive treatment from English biographer Fraser (Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CODE NAME PAULINE by Pearl Witherington Cornioley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A gripping, true story of a courageous secret agent fighting behind enemy lines, as riveting as any work of historical fiction. (photographs, source notes, bibliography) (Memoir. 12-18)"
One of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters shares her remarkable, heroic story in this revealing chronicle of her experiences as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive. Read full book review >

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A GIFT by Yong Chen
by Yong Chen, illustrated by Yong Chen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Quietly told, it is probably best for a child and a caregiver to read while sitting close together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Chinese New Year, and Amy and her mother (there's no mention of a father) are preparing for the holiday in their suburban house. Read full book review >

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THE MARQUISE and PAULINE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1999

"Sand is an important enough figure to merit posthumous publication and translation, but little here will interest anyone not already very interested in her."
Two novellas by the celebrated 19th-century French novelist, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS by Justina  Chen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A mostly satisfying 'round-the-world romance. (Romance. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old photographer Shana, a secondary character from Chen's previous novel, Return to Me (2013), takes center stage in this stand-alone companion romance. Read full book review >

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A VIEW FROM WITHIN by Pauline Grogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"An engaging, moving memoir that will resonate with readers as Jimmy Lynch continues to find his way into the hearts of others."
A biography, written in the style of a memoir, of a severely paralyzed man and the woman he inspired. Read full book review >

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A KILLING COAST by Pauline Rowson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"A generally satisfying puzzler whose hero takes a little too long to connect the dots."
DI Andy Horton (Blood on the Sand, 2010, etc.) misses the mark when he mistakes a murder for an accidental drowning. Read full book review >