Search Results: "Starling Lawrence"


BOOK REVIEW

STARLING by Fiona Paul
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 20, 2014

"Formulaic, anachronistic, undemanding. (Historical mystery. 14 & up)"
Cass and Luca return to Venice to clear their names and put an end to the Order of the Eternal Rose once and for all in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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STARLING by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"The cliffhanger ending may convince insatiable paranormal-romance readers to give the next book in this series a try. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
A less-than-impressive addition to the plethora of mythology-based YA romances. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF OF WORDS by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2013

"Emotionally honest, beautifully written."
Elegant, elegiac novel from publisher/writer Lawrence (Montenegro, 1997, etc.), set in a dangerous time and place. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE by Michael Asher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lawrence was perhaps the first international megastar of the century,' Asher suggests, and this rather narrow biography pays due homage. (49 b&w photos)"
A biography of T.E. Lawrence, of the linear narrative, pop-psychology school. Read full book review >

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MONTENEGRO by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"A lush, middlebrow drama that's perfect for the big screen—and could easily become the next English Patient, given the right director."
A far cry from his collection of contemporary stories, Legacies (1996), this first novel by Norton's editor in chief is a tale of romance and honor set against the turbulent Balkans just before WW I—a setting with particular relevance to current events. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTNING KEEPER by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Machines supply the light here; the people are dim indeed."
Ponderous second novel by veteran publishing exec Lawrence juxtaposes the fitful advance of early-20th-century American technology with the characters' stalled romantic aspirations. Read full book review >

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LEGACIES by Starling Lawrence
Released: April 1, 1996

"Lawrence's deliberate tales quietly develop considerable force, displaying nuanced, careful artistry."
Eight graceful stories in a debut collection from Norton's editor in chief: tales that vary greatly in subject and setting but rely on a similar sense of revelation, and on the ``weak magic'' provided by light. Read full book review >

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MOZART'S STARLING by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"Linguists, audiologists, ornithologists, music historians, and Mozart's many biographers contribute to this lively investigation of a small wild bird."
A bird lover discovers the joys of living with a starling. Read full book review >

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WILL STARLING by Ian Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"What Dickens might have written had he set loose Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll to explore the doomsday trade."
Framing the mystery within Weir's (Daniel O'Thunder, 2011) novel is an extraordinary rendition of life in Regency-era London. Read full book review >

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JACOB LAWRENCE by Nancy Shroyer Howard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Unlike The Great Migration (1993), which reads like a quiet walk through a gallery accompanied by the artist, Howard's book is more like a scavenger hunt through the art itself. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Most of Lawrence's works that are covered in this book- -subtitled ``American Scenes, American Struggles''—such as The Great Migration, or the lives of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, involve a series of paintings that chronicle African-American history or create a biographical portrait. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Acute and absorbing scholarship. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First installment of an ambitious three-volume biography of D.H. Lawrence; to be followed by volume two (1912-1922, by Mark Kinkead-Weekes) and volume three (1922-1930, by David Ellis), set for 1992 and 1994, respectively. Read full book review >

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T.E. LAWRENCE by Malcolm Brown
Released: May 1, 1989

Correspondence of the legendary warrior/scholar, much of it published for the first time (being newly in the public domain after 50 years of top-secret classification). Read full book review >