Search Results: "Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2008

"Heady, fruitful explorations of ill-charted terrain destined for a population explosion."
Insightful vignettes of people navigating the squirrelly years between 50 and 75. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESPECT by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Replete with a bibliography entitled 'Some Roots of Respect' (with source materials as diverse as Shakespeare, Buber, Kant and contemporary therapists on self-esteem), Lawrence-Lightfoot's elegantly written study enlightens and invigorates. (Author tour)"
A simple, stunning study of the power of respect to forge salutary bonds between unlikely partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"A finely researched examination that sheds a new light on the catharsis of goodbye."
The methodology and science behind exits becomes fascinating material in the hands of sociologist Lawrence-Lightfoot (Education/Harvard Univ.; The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 1994

"Lawrence-Lightfoot presents successful people determined to remember where they—individually and as a people—came from, and she brings her formidable storytelling gifts to their lives. (Book- of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
A refreshing and inspiring look into the lives of six successful African-Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANADIAN RAILROAD TRILOGY by Gordon Lightfoot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

Sir John A. Macdonald once envisioned what Gordon Lightfoot called "an iron road runnin' from the sea to the sea"—the Canadian Pacific Railway, begun in 1885. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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BOOK REVIEW

TRAIL FEVER by D.J. Lightfoot
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 10-12)"
George Saunders participated in many great cattle drives from 1871 to 1886; later, he spent years collecting and setting down his aging comrades' reminiscences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >