Search Results: "Rita Charbonnier"


BOOK REVIEW

MOZART’S SISTER by Rita Charbonnier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"An intriguing if somewhat uneven novel."
The highly fictionalized story of a thwarted musical genius. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"For the perennially messy, an excellent, efficient guide-as long as it's actually used and not thrown in the corner with the rest of the household detritus."
The nation's bad habits provide Emmett with her bread and butter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An eloquent testimony to the war's enduring, violent impact."
The daughter of a Lithuanian Catholic mother and Russian Jewish father, Gabis (The Wild Field, 1994) brings her sensibility as a poet and indefatigable energy as a historian to this engrossing memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"An amusing entry that's as easy to digest, and about as nourishing, as a bottle of designer mineral water. (Illustrations.)"
Stand-up comic Rudner sits down to produce a collection of light little essays. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Nevertheless, this is a welcome and necessary essay in provocation—a lively, readable hornet-stirring in defense of free expression."
The late Charlie Hebdo editor, murdered two days after completing this book, speaks about self-censorship, oppression, and religious zealotry.Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR LUCY BUICK by Rita Murphy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Sweet and light as a feather but with the substantial charm of music or a summer's day. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lucretia Buick's last name is bestowed on her when she turns up as a foundling in the backseat of a 1968 Buick Skylark convertible Uncle Rocco wins in a championship poker game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A heartfelt, accessible celebration of modern-day 'saints.'"
A self-professed ordinary woman's series of meditations for her fellow Christians. Read full book review >

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PINK SLIP by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1999

"Ciresi (Blue Italian, 1996, etc.) gives satisfaction, though it's not the forward-moving plot that invites reading so much as it is her true spark of humor and biting honesty. (Author tour)"
Bold humor lifts a story of contemporary relationships, familial and romantic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2006

"Needs more rigorous identification of what is fact, what is fancy."
Highly impressionistic memoir by an African-American woman who grew up in Colorado, where she experienced poverty, racism and the tough love of her irascible but devoted aunt. Read full book review >

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NEVER TOO REAL by Carmen Rita
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Just in time for a beach read—or a guilty pleasure in a deserted boardroom."
Friendship steadies four powerful women, all seeking to support each other through personal and professional trials. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Rita Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"While even precocious child readers may not hear them, they will adore the setting, Miranda's soaring, literary voice and the dreamy fantasy-meets-reality plot. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Bird-light Miranda has been lifted by the wind only to be grounded near the beach of Bourne Manor, where she is found by the owner's hounds. Read full book review >