Search Results: "Priscilla Friedrich"


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PRISCILLA by Nicholas Shakespeare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A somewhat disjointed story that nonetheless successfully recounts how one woman dealt with her dysfunctional life."
Novelist Shakespeare (In Tasmania, 2004, etc.) searches for the realities of his aunt's life before, during and after World War II. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER BUNNY THAT OVERSLEPT by Priscilla Friedrich
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Altogether, a charming minor classic in tawdry new dress. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This protean holiday tale's third redaction (1st edition, 1957, illustrated by Adrienne Adams; revised edition, 1983, re-illustrated by Adams) has been dumbed down "for a new generation" (as the Publisher's Note has it) and paired to stiff, coarsely painted collages constructed in part from clipped photos and patterned wallpaper. Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA AND ROSY by Sharon Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"More Priscilla Rat adventures are sure to be eagerly anticipated. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Priscilla Rat is excited about going to her best friend Rosy's house to work on a new puzzle, at least until she receives a better offer and is tempted to lie to get out of her commitment. Read full book review >

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FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE by Curtis Cate
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2005

"A touch more readable than Ronald Hayman's Nietzsche (1980) and more current than Walter Kaufmann's Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (1974), both of which Cate complements but does not displace."
For the nonspecialist and philosophical adept as well: an accessible, anecdotally rich life of the "trenchant idealist" who turned philosophical idealism upside-down. Read full book review >

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FRIEDRICH HAYEK by Alan Ebenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A solid and serviceable, if somewhat dry, introduction to Hayek's life and work."
An intellectual biography of one of the 20th century's greatest economists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"Chapters on earthquake prediction, protein folding, DNA duplication, the search for the top quark, and the nature of the sun's deepest interior provide intriguing clues, if not the last roundup, on frontier science."
Capitalizing on an annual forum to showcase young investigators, the prestigious National Academy of Sciences is publishing science-writer versions of ``frontier'' research in 10 fields ranging from particle physics to AIDS. Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Historical note and instructions to make a hollyhock doll are appended. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"When I was young and still wore slavery's yoke, I was saved by hollyhocks, and a white man's kindness." Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA AND THE PINK PLANET by Nathaniel Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Though the sing-song rhythm of the text occasionally wobbles, Priscilla has her own individualistic charm and the Great Queen of Pink is a force to be reckoned with. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this rhyming story, a first effort by a brother-and-sister team, Priscilla is a spunky little girl who lives on a monochromatic planet awash in the color pink. Read full book review >

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PRISCILLA AND THE GREAT SANTA SEARCH by Nathaniel Hobbie
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The whimsical illustrations awash in pinks and reds are amusing, and the rhyming verses are entertaining, but the ending leaves the reader feeling like a kid with just a lump of coal in a pretty pink stocking. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Hobbie brother-and-sister team brings back Priscilla, their perky, pink-clad protagonist, for a fourth rhyming adventure, focused this time on finding Santa at the North Pole. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Released: March 27, 1989

Durrenmatt, the distinguished Swiss playwright and novelist (The Visit, The Judge and His Hangman), recently returned to the detective story after a long absence with his convoluted, intellectual thriller" The Assignment (1988). Read full book review >

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TRAVELING COMPANIONS by Friedrich Gorenstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Details and moments throughout strike inventive lightning flashes of the highest order—but this is a novel, like salted fish, that not all will wish to chew on."
Devastating grim-wit about Alexander Chubinets, whom Soviet humorist Felix Zabrodsky—himself made up by Soviet ÇmigrÇ Gorenstein—makes up to accompany him on an overnight trip on the mail train from Kiev to Zdolbunov. Read full book review >