Search Results: "Tennant H. Bagley"


BOOK REVIEW

SPYMASTER by Tennant H. Bagley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A respectful, introspective exposé of a great emissary who became a friend."
A retired spy-service veteran reflects on the life of an espionage specialist. Read full book review >

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THE STAR by Agnita Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1996

"All these stories were written between 1977 and 1990; their authors are accomplished storytellers well worth getting acquainted with."
The Star ($29.00; Sept. 26, 1996; 141 pp.; 0-7103-0533-8): Eight affecting stories by contemporary Korean writers, mostly straightforward in conception (though they're anything but inartistic), that contrast the impoverished lives of struggling families with nostalgic visions of the culture's glorious past. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA AND TED by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2001

"It matters little, in the end, whether the book is 'true,' being, as it is, exploitative, high-handed, and tedious."
Yes, that Sylvia and Ted. Tennant returns with a short novel that tries to represent the marriage of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, a hectic union that ended with Plath's suicide in 1963. Read full book review >

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PEMBERLEY by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Dyspeptic."
Tennant (The Half-Mother, 1985) enters this fall's ``Jane Wars'' in which sequels to Austen's Pride and Prejudice vie—and is bested by Julia Barrett with her deft and entertaining Presumption (p. 948). Read full book review >

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ADÈLE by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Delightful may not be the word, but this is certainly lots of fun. Despite the odds, Tennant's story works perfectly, creating a genuine modern sequel to Brontë's tale that's neither a parody nor a cheap imitation."
After two sequels to Pride and Prejudice (Pemberley, 1993; An Unequal Marriage, 1994) and one to Emma (1998), Tennant retells Jane Eyre from the perspective of, mainly, Rochester's daughter Adèle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE IN CORFU by Emma Tennant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Sometimes the sentences are as tangled as the underbrush, but for readers who like their travel-writing as rich as first-press olive oil, this will appeal. (b&w photos)"
A Mediterranean idyll from a British novelist (Sylvia and Ted, 2001, etc.) whose parents took up residence on a Greek island in the mid-1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Tennant keeps both the excitement and the natural history flowing freely and breezily. (8 pp. color photos, not seen)"
A naturalist's intrepid quest to track the movements of a peregrine falcon to its summer and winter grounds, fueled by hungry curiosity and a rickety old Cessna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE I LEAVE by Jessixa Bagley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A reassuring and needed addition to the bookshelf on moving. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Before her family moves, Zelda cherishes time with her best friend, Aaron. Read full book review >

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LAUNDRY DAY by Jessixa Bagley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This tale of badger mischief is excellent both as a read-aloud and as a book for beginning readers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The energetic badger boys, Tic and Tac, agree to hang laundry while Ma Badger goes to market—and Ma receives a shock when she returns. Read full book review >

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BOATS FOR PAPA by Jessixa Bagley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Heartbreaking and hopeful, innocent and wise, a gentle story about healing and finding connection—both in the past and present. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An anthropomorphic beaver child makes driftwood boats and sets them to sea, hoping they'll reach his father, who has passed away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1994

"Once was bad enough; twice is unforgivable."
Tennant's wretched second sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (after Pemberley, 1993) has none of the beloved original's wit, brilliance, or biting satire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2012

"In an intimate glimpse, Coretta steps out from her husband's shadow."
A glowing portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow by her sister. Read full book review >