Search Results: "Rachel Seiffert"


BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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FIELD STUDY by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2004

"No weak pieces here: only images hanging in a spoonful of water. Very much the story realist to match young Anthony Doerr."
First collection from Seiffert, who introduced us to her personal sentence in her universally praised debut novel, The Dark Room (2001). Read full book review >

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A BOY IN WINTER by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"All the notes of the Holocaust song, including the rare ray of hope, are played in this spare, fast-moving novel."
Three very bad days in the Ukraine, November 1941. Read full book review >

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THE WALK HOME by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Seiffert's use of the Glasgow dialect is simultaneously the biggest stumbling block (for an American reader) and the novel's greatest distinction and triumph; the book is most energetic, persuasive and lively in its sections of dialogue and can seem a bit flat and muted elsewhere, though Seiffert's brio and talent are once again amply on display."
The resolutely quiet and somber third novel from Seiffert, who came to prominence in literary Britain in 2001 with her first novel, the Booker-shortlisted The Dark Room, takes place in Glasgow and moves back and forth between two time frames: "Now, or thereabouts" and the early 1990s. Read full book review >

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AFTERWARDS by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"A partial misfire by a gifted writer."
Booker nominee Seiffert's third novel (Field Study, 2004, etc.) is spare, sometimes powerful…and a bit disappointing. Read full book review >

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THE DARK ROOM by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2001

"From the brookwater prose and hovering sentence fragments of 'Helmut' to the rich unfolding of the second and third stories, Seiffert's style and sensibility are superb throughout."
Dazzling debut by a gifted British-born author now living in Germany. Read full book review >

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KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >

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HERE'S TO YOU, RACHEL ROBINSON by Judy Blume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good, solid, working-the-family-problem story, with sure appeal for fans. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Blume returns to the trio of seventh graders introduced in Just as Long as We're Together (1987), where Stephanie's narration was colored by her parents' new separation. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON, RACHEL & ME by Peter B. Boody
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"An engrossing, haunting story about making up for lost time."
In Boody's supernatural debut, Thomas Jefferson returns from the dead to the 21st century. Read full book review >