Search Results: "Regina Calcaterra"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Riveting reading from start to finish."
A prominent New York attorney's unsparing account of how she and her four siblings survived extreme abuse and neglect at the hands of their mentally ill mother. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Courageous and emotionally intense."
The follow-up to Calcaterra's bestselling Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island (2013). Read full book review >

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THE NATURE OF WATER AND AIR by Regina McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A fine debut, unsettling and magical."
Elegant prose distinguishes a first novel set in modern Ireland that reads like a reclaimed folktale. Read full book review >

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GHOST SONGS by Regina McBride
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A wrenchingly lyrical memoir of family and tragedy."
A novelist and poet tells the fragmented story of how she came to terms with the suicides of her father and then her mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

This lively volume recounts the outpouring of masses of paper devoted to what one chronicler later described as, alternatively, ``a point of view, a period, a gang of conspirators, or an infectious disease.'' Whatever Bloomsbury was, whether Clive Bell's ``shrine of civilization'' or D.H. Lawrence's nest of ``black beetles,'' it is now an industry—literary, scholarly, artistic, and cultural. Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF VANESSA BELL by Regina Marler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"The real pleasure here is in seeing Bell mature with the century, her fashionable attitudes replaced by authentic experience."
In this selection of 300-plus (from over 2500) surviving letters of Vanessa Bell (1879-1978), Marler adds a warm, modest, humane, and maternal tone to the raucous Bloomsbury chorus—to the ironies, cruelties, and wit of Virginia (Bell's sister) and Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keynes, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, and Ottoline Morrell, all of whom appear in these casual letters. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF WOMEN by Regina McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Moving along the romancer's boundary between anger and nostalgia, Fiona's story is, overall, well crafted and elegant, though it becomes a bit overdone and precious in the end."
A somewhat heavy-handed second from Irish-American McBride (The Nature of Water and Air, 2001). Read full book review >

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Khamlok by Regina M. Joseph
Released: March 1, 2013

"A new take on life, love and war among extraterrestrial colonists that successfully clears the launch pad."
In the second volume of Joseph's (Colony Earth, 2012) fantasy saga, humanlike aliens try to adapt to settled life and interspecies marriagein Britain during the Iron Age, inciting conflict with each other as well as rival fiefdoms. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"More costive than compelling."
A heavily documented account of a sensational 1890 murder trial and subsequent lawsuit involving a female gynecological surgeon, recounted in academic prose thick enough to thwart all but the most persistent. Read full book review >

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THE FACE AT THE WINDOW by Regina Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Saport's dense, hazy pastel illustrations are by turns foreboding and washed with relief, vibrantly evoking both setting and mood. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In a generous story set in Jamaica, Hanson (The Tangerine Tree, 1995) makes some of the same points found in Roni Schotter's Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane (1989), about doing the right thing and getting beyond the fear of the unknown, especially when the unknown is a neighbor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Unfortunately, the few alternatives she offers are vague and touchy-feely."
Schwartz (English/Northwestern Univ.; Remembering and Repeating, not reviewed) has written a strange, discomfiting book on the Bible's legacy of violence. Read full book review >