Search Results: "Robyn Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. Read full book review >

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LADY ROBYN by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good, clean entertainment, with plenty of period detail and a healthy dose of modern irony."
Garcia y Robertson's latest historical (after Knight Errant, 2001, etc.), this set in 1460s England during the War of the Roses. Read full book review >

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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Sweet wondrous life to live' seems—well, sweet, it's also piquantly ironic in light of the struggles awaiting these promising, much-beloved children. (Poetry. 5+)"
Enchanting period photos of young African-Americans, which Myers collected from "dusty bins in antique shops, flea markets, auction houses, and museum collections." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A different take on married life, of broader interest because of the issue of same-sex marriage and Mitt Romney's membership in the LDS."
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a celebrity polygamist family. Read full book review >

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BE BROWN! by Barbara Bottner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Still, as a first outing for a new reader, this commands attention. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bottner's simple tale concerns a young boy with a need to control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA BROWN by Clare Boylan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Bold and engrossing—but not, in the final analysis, especially convincing."
A vigorously detailed homage to a great 19th-century writer yields mixed results, in Irish author Boylan's unusual eighth novel (following Beloved Strangers, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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WILLIE BROWN by James Richardson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This is a must-read for anyone interested in recent California history or in politics as sport. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
An informed and entertaining biography of the San Francisco mayor and longtime speaker of the California State Assembly. Read full book review >

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JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A stirring life story recounted in straightforward, serviceable prose."
Biography of the disabled Irish artist and author whose life story inspired the Oscar-winning film My Left Foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BASIC BROWN by Willie Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The scattershot narrative, breakneck gallop through topics large and small, seductive name-dropping and, above all, Brown's impregnable self-confidence add up to what feels like a genuine encounter with an unforgettable character."
The legendary California politician and power broker struts his stuff. Read full book review >

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MOLLY BROWN by Kristen Iversen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 1999

"A pastiche of reminiscences and newspaper clippings that tries to set the record straight and certainly suggests that, as important as the myth of the golden-hearted Western girl may be, the real Margaret was far more interesting than the cinematic versions. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The real Margaret (she was never called Molly) Brown revealed in a biography long on both dramatic reconstructions of the Titanic disaster and mundane family scrapbooks. Read full book review >