Search Results: "Robert Love"


BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE LOVE OF ROBERT E. LEE by M.A. Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1992

"Although few readers will be able to suspend disbelief far enough to make the story work, most will want to try."
A clever and stylish first novel that manages to interweave separate narratives of the Old and New South through the visionary insight of a modern-day South Carolinian in love with Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

An uncommon tale of brotherly love, and a passionate defense of the notion that dignity belongs as much to the mad as to the rest of us. Read full book review >

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THE MEASURE OF LOVE by Christopher Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Overall, a work more impressive in its parts than as a whole."
A debut that is affecting and perplexing in equal measure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2010

"'Genius or fraud?' American guru Bernard garners an evenhanded new consideration."
Former Rolling Stone managing editor Love delivers a spirited portrayal of the colorful life of early yoga impresario Pierre Bernard (1876-1955). Read full book review >

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LOVE by Frédéric Brrémaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Visually lavish and unforgettable. (Graphic adventure. 6-11)"
A one-eyed fox must fight its way through a dizzying array of dangers to return to what it holds dear. Read full book review >

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LOVE by Frédéric Brrémaud
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 12, 2016

"Astonishingly beautiful but narratively obscure. (Graphic adventure. 10 & up)"
The companion to Love: The Fox and Love: The Tiger (both 2015) takes its setting on the African savanna, where a male lion travels on the fringes of a pride. Read full book review >

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LADY OF SPAIN by Robert Love Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Like that piece, the collection—managing by turns to be both gritty and lyrical—is a memorable one."
Taylor (The Lost Sister, 1989, etc.) tells the 1950's saga of a philandering Oklahoma father and the coming-of-age of his son—in nine interconnected stories that deal mostly with male sexuality and offer an incident-filled evocation of two archetypal lives. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jay Parini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Parini's life magnificently details how Frost, through fortitude and lifelong dedication to craft, sought to heed his own advice to be whole again beyond confusion. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light and stability in an existence filled with darkness and chaos. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"At a time when the biographical form is inspiring much-needed experimentation, Seymour's straightforward approach seems old- fashioned, although sturdy. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but unimaginative life of the bardic English classicist, novelist, and poet. ``I could fall in love with my big toe if I wanted to,'' declared the contradictory Graves (18951985), notorious puritan and inveterate womanizer who held court for years at his home on the Spanish island of Majorca and is best known for his meditations on woman as muse in The White Goddess (1948), et al. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fascinating insight into British politics through the life of someone who knew everyone of significance, and who possessed an unusual capacity to tell the truth, however much it hurt him. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A masterly biography of Robert Boothby, a Conservative politician now little remembered, whose Parliamentary career spanned more than 50 years during the interwar and post-WW II period. Read full book review >

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A TOUCH OF LOVE FROM HEAVEN by Angel Love
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2005

"Should have remained a private journal."
A self-involved, indulgent chronicle of a woman's personal relationship with God. Read full book review >