Search Results: "Susanna Sonnenberg"


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SHE MATTERS by Susanna Sonnenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"With heart-rending precision, Sonnenberg offers an eloquent narrative that not only exposes but embraces the fraught nature of women's relationships with each other."
The intimate, often unsparing reflections of a woman writer on a lifetime of friendships with other women. Read full book review >

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HER LAST DEATH by Susanna Sonnenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Tragic but arresting—a worthy companion to Simone de Beauvoir's and Vivian Gornick's explorations of the complicated mother-daughter dynamic."
A deeply personal account of the author's thorny relationship with her mother. Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 1999

"Anyone interested in music history or in women's history will find a compelling story well told here. (index, not seen, b&w reproductions and photos, chronology, source notes) (Biography. 10-16)"
Extremely well-researched and presented, this sumptuous book presents the extraordinary career of Schumann, who was more celebrated during her lifetime than her composer husband, Robert, was. Read full book review >

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THE TARNISHED CHALICE by Susanna Gregory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Beneath the verbiage lurks a rather mundane mystery. For dedicated medievalists only."
Gregory's 12th reveals skullduggery in Lincoln, a once-powerful city in crisis in 1356. Read full book review >

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A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters."
London after the Great Fire is rife with filth, superstition, and murder. Read full book review >

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NUCLEAR FAMILY by Susanna Fogel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Bahahahaha."
The life of Julie Feller as seen through three decades of letters and emails from her family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Trite in style as well as content, this resembles nothing more than a series of overgrown book reports. (b&w photos not seen)"
An uncritical assemblage of information about six famous writers and how they spent the years of fascism's rise and WW II. Read full book review >

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HOME LEAVE by Brittani Sonnenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"The experimental form cannot, however, distract from the lucidity of Sonnenberg's prose, which is notable for its stark honesty and sharply observed details."
A tapestry of settings and voices speaks of dislocation and grief in Sonnenberg's ambitious debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A perceptive, unapologetic self-portrait by an unrepentantly self-involved man."
The founder of Grand Street offers an erudite and prickly memoir about friendships with intellectuals and socialites, dozens of love affairs, and his struggles to emerge from the shadow of his powerful father. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER TRAIN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A pleasing import, available in both English and its original Spanish. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Squirrel is left behind on the animals' annual journey south, they return to collect him and then must work together to make a passage through the snow. Read full book review >

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JOSÉ! BORN TO DANCE by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"An inspiring tribute to a major figure in the arts, featuring some of Colón's most moving, powerful work yet. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This first introduction for children to renowned dancer and choreographer José Limón pairs equally soaring text and visuals. Read full book review >