Search Results: "Susanna Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT YEARS by Susanna Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Well written and passionate, though frequently frustrating."
A literary journey through memory to childhood in 1950s Hawaii. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Susanna Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Moore locates it permanently for us- -just midway between fever dream and fairy tale. (First printing of 35,000)"
Once upon a time, a young girl, fleeing her wicked stepmother, runs away to live with her mysterious aunt and her blind grandmother and grows up to marry a handsome movie star. Read full book review >

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THE BIG GIRLS by Susanna Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Compelling, although nothing quite jells into clarity."
It's difficult to separate the problems of the prisoners from those of their keepers in this unrelentingly dark multilayered prison drama from Moore (One Last Look, 2003, etc.), told from the point of view of three women and one man. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF OBJECTS by Susanna Moore
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Moore's subject is rectitude. Even when the subject matter is graphically horrendous, the narration remains as reserved and understated as the Metzenburgs, who prefer not to reveal how deeply they feel, how willingly they sacrifice, how daringly they risk."
Moore (The Big Girls, 2007, etc.) focuses a narrow flashlight on World War II, specifically the daily struggles of an aristocratic couple that remains in Germany despite abhorring the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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ONE LAST LOOK by Susanna Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"When describing her life in India as an 'endless disorderly feast,' Eleanor might well be describing One Last Look: rich, lush, scattered, repetitive, and wonderfully satisfying."
Moore's (In the Cut, 1995, etc.) fictionalized journal, based on actual published diaries, of life among the Raj in the 1830s and '40s depicts the convoluted relationship of the British to their Indian subjects. Read full book review >

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IN THE CUT by Susanna Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 1995

"That's what a warning label might tell you. (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
Moore's latest ought to come with a warning label for unwary fans of Sleeping Beauties (1993) and her earlier works. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Barbara Paskin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Like Moore's career, this biography promises much but never quite delivers. (65 b&w photos)"
An overlong but insightful account of an extraordinarily gifted entertainer who has never quite found his proper niche. Read full book review >

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MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE by Jan Pinborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Any library school student or librarian who doesn't know the name of Anne Carroll Moore is greatly remiss; this book will set them right. Read full book review >

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DUDLEY MOORE by Rena Fruchter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Gracefully written, keenly observed, Fruchter's portrait limns the joys of friendship and of lives devoted to art."
Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1993

"Biographical note; titles, dates, sizes, but (unfortunately) not the locations of the art. (Biography. 5- 10)"
``Published with the cooperation of the Henry Moore Foundation,'' a handsome book illustrated with some of Moore's preparatory sketches and photos of his own work plus many other excellent b&w photos: a brief, intelligent, and inviting introduction to a sculptor who has been called ``the most famous sculptor of the twentieth century.'' ``Most famous'' isn't equivalent to best, and Picasso, too, was a sculptor; still, Moore's reputation is as monumental as his splendid works of art. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO SUSANNA by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1996

"A page-turner—and a preposterous jaw-dropper."
A skillful Danielle Steel clone, filled with tragedy, crabmeat omelets, and momentous nights at the London Ritz. Read full book review >

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WHEN MARCUS MOORE MOVED IN by Rebecca Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"In addition to relating the joy of discovering a new playmate, the work validates the anxiety of children being displaced by a move (despite the glossy ending), making it doubly worthwhile. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although Marcus Moore's moving day begins lonely and empty; it closes with a new best friend found on a bustling block. Read full book review >