Search Results: "Tatiana Holway"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A fresh and often witty account in which the author quotes freely from correspondence and periodicals to create a lively portrait of Victorian England and of the widespread passion for flowers and gardening at that time."
A deftly told tale of a magnificent water lily that, during the Victorian age, captured the attention of British horticulturalists, wowed the British public and became the inspiration for the Crystal Palace, then the largest building in the world. Read full book review >

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A SECRET KEPT by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For any other writer this would be a fine novel, but de Rosnay's fans will expect more than the central character's aimless journey."
The story of an emotionally distant family as it struggles to come to grips with changing dynamics and the mysterious death of a young mother many years ago. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE STORY ABOUT A BIG TURNIP by Tatiana Zunshine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This classic is deserving of a more energetic retelling and those abound. (Picture book/folktale. 2-6)"
A pedestrian narrative dominates this retelling of a traditional Russian tale of a turnip that grows so large that it can't be pulled out of the ground until various members of the family—Grandie, Grannie, and Annie (and their pets)—pull and pull and pull. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER STORY by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Not that de Rosnay ever wrote literary fiction, but previous books like Sarah's Key (2008) have more emotional substance than this."
A best-selling French author with writer's block agonizes at a luxurious Italian resort in de Rosnay's oddly static latest (The House I Loved, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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ATHENS by Tatiana Cassandra Mandis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2012

"An accomplished guide to a 7,000-year-old city by a writer just entering her 12th year."
An 11-year-old Manhattanite makes her authorial debut with this well-researched guide to the Greek capital for tourists of all ages. Read full book review >

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A PARIS AFFAIR by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Stylized sketches rather than fully realized fiction."
De Rosnay's stories demonstrate 11 ways to deceive and/or leave your lover. Read full book review >

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MANDERLEY FOREVER by Tatiana de Rosnay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"An average biography. Jane Dunn's Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters (2014) takes a more capacious and satisfying look at the life."
A familiar portrait of the prolific British writer. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE I LOVED by Tatiana de Rosnay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Replete with treats, particularly for Paris-lovers—indeed for anyone wedded to a special place."
Amid Baron Haussmann's demolition of her quartier, a woman refuses to leave her home in de Rosnay's latest (Sarah's Key, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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TAKE CARE OF ME FROM A TO Z by Harriet Ziefert
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2011

"No eXcuse. (Picture book. 3-5, adult)"
Setting a new standard for whiny neediness, an unseen narrator presents an alphabetical series of demands, beginning with "Adore me," and continuing on through "Kiss me," "Notice me," "Warm me" and "eXcuse me" to (with a picture of two figures on a bicycle) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2014

"A well-organized, charming guide to Madrid."
Two American girls pen a travelogue about Madrid, Spain. Read full book review >

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WHEN JACK WAS WITH US by B. K. Holway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Crudely wrought, but ambitious and rich in incident and detail."
Blood and sex-soaked history of the Bronx at midcentury. Read full book review >