Search Results: "Susan Allen Toth"


BOOK REVIEW

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH ENGLAND by Susan Allen Toth
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Anglophiles will cherish this kindred spirit like a delicately flowered teacup, and will envy her unique finds."
Another engaging thematic ramble from the author of How to Prepare for Your High School Reunion (1988), Ivy Days (1984), and Blooming (1981). Read full book review >

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NO SAINTS AROUND HERE by Susan Allen Toth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"An inward-looking account with an important take-home message: Caring for a dying loved one is a demanding task, and caregivers are only human."
A wife's frank memoir of her time as a caregiver during the last 18 months of her husband's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1991

An architect and his writer wife (Blooming, 1981 and Ivy Days, 1984) collaborate on this lyrical, likeable tale of the creation of Wind Whistle, their Minnesota summer getaway—and of the joys of the house-building process in general. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Flaky fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How can the Wolf best express his creativity? Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2013

"Perhaps too textually dense for general readers, but the book raises and clarifies a variety of significant issues about the many decisions translators must contend with."
Translators reflect on their work: its mechanics, frustrations, rewards and meanings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LITTLE BOX OF ANIMAL BOOKS by Christophe Boncens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Developmentally dull; there's nothing to cheer about here. (Board book. 2-3) "
This box proves a bust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Toth tells it like it is. (Author tour)"
Remarkable documentary reports of five tortured individuals who suffered most or all of their lives in America's foster-care system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2002

"A chilling account."
From journalist Toth (Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, etc.), a disturbing story of a 14-year-old boy who axed to death his foster mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATE CHOPIN by Emily Toth
Released: Nov. 26, 1990

Toth (English/Louisiana State Univ.), who nine years ago chronicled the life of Grace Metalious (Inside Peyton Place), now offers an exhaustive, appreciative biography of the author of the The Awakening (1899). Read full book review >

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READ ANYTHING GOOD LATELY? by Susan Allen
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Serving as a reminder to parents too, that reading opportunities are all around, this presents an engaging literary game likely to continue well beyond one pass through the ABCs. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A child's question prompts another's alphabetic reverie in this invitation to consider the many things and places to read: an atlas at the airport, a biography in bed, a gossip magazine in the grocery line, and on up to a zodiac (i.e., horoscope) at the zoo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRAGMENTS by Andre de Toth
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Although it suffers a bit from longueurs in the last hundred pages and is unforthcoming about de Toth's actual filmmaking experiences, Fragments is an entertaining and unexpected look at an unconventional life."
Faber's latest entry in its excellent film book series is the autobiography of one of Hollywood's most underrated filmmakers. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Toth's unusual sociological adventure story, then, is as saddening as it is gripping."
There is, says Raleigh News & Observer staffer Toth, a city below New York City: a fantastic underworld of men, women, and children who are born, live, and die in the darkness beneath the streets. Read full book review >