Search Results: "Tiffany Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GIANT OF ABERDEEN COUNTY by Tiffany Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2009

"Readers with a soft spot for lovable, saintly freaks may overlook the simplistic characterizations and manufactured plot."
Debut novelist Baker attempts a contemporary fable about an epically proportioned young woman searching for love and acceptance in her upstate New York hometown. Read full book review >

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MERCY SNOW by Tiffany Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Baker (The Gilly Salt Sisters, 2012, etc.) has managed to carve out her own niche in this rocky North Woods terrain, largely due to her deeply flawed but likable characters."
A tiny New Hampshire river town, whose main industry is a paper mill, is rocked by a tragic accident. Read full book review >

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THE GILLY SALT SISTERS by Tiffany Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2012

"Baker's gift for richly embroidered fantasy only partially compensates for the novel's inconsistency. Alice Hoffman-lite."
In her second novel, Baker (The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, 2009) follows the lives of two sisters whose family has always harvested salt that may or may not have magical powers over their Cape Cod community. Read full book review >

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THE BAKER by Paul Hond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"A bright Beaujolais of a book: fresh, optimistic, and sophisticated enough to satisfy on many levels."
A debut novel that transforms the terror of working-class, inner-city race relations into an upbeat examination of love, loss, and father-son bonding. Read full book review >

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BAKER TOWERS by Jennifer Haigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"Almost mythic in its ambition, somewhere between Oates and Updike country, and thoroughly satisfying."
An elegant, elegiac multigenerational saga about a small coal-mining community in western Pennsylvania that shows how talented she really is. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED TIFFANY JONES? by Mavis Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Residents of the other 45 states can add several zeroes to their payoff and save energy and patience by purchasing a lottery ticket instead."
Forget about Tiffany Jones, the diabetic comeback diva who didn't appear onstage at the Apollo Theater because she was dead backstage of unknown causes: Who slit Dutch heroin smuggler Kees Van derVall's throat, and shot rapper Brixton Hewitt, and cut self-made Dallas millionaire K.J. Hunter's brake line, and racked up the other dozen casualties here? Read full book review >

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CLARA AND MR. TIFFANY by Susan Vreeland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A novel that reads like a labor of love. Unfortunately, the labor is as evident as the love."
In her sixth work of fiction about the inter-penetration of life and art, Vreeland (Luncheon of the Boating Party, 2007, etc.) celebrates the putative designer of Tiffany's leaded-glass lampshades. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE BAKER by Alan Schroeder
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 29, 1991

"Useful for assignments, but not as memorable as his earlier book. (Biography. 10+)"
A workmanlike entry in the ``Black Americans of Achievement'' series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Disappointing."
Lackluster account of the vicious murder of a soldier that became the basis for the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah. Read full book review >

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WALTER THE BAKER by Eric Carle
FICTION
Released: March 22, 1972

"The splashy tissue-paper collages of coarsely comic peasant figures and a cozy half-timbered town are as pointlessly hybrid as the tale."
Beginning invitingly with "warm smells" of bread, rolls, cakes, tarts and cookies (and a cat perched on a red-brick oven) Walter the baker's story ends lamely when he invents the pretzel in answer to the duke's demand for a roll containing "the rising sun, the noontime sun and the setting sun" (the pretzel, Walter explains, has three holes through which the sun can shine). Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT TIFFANY by Marjorie Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"A fond backward glance."
Manhattan during the summer of 1945, as the author remembers it. Read full book review >

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BREAKFAST WITH TIFFANY by Edwin John Wintle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"Here's hoping Wintle gets to negotiate his own film rights. 'Whatever,' as Tiffany would say, he deserves to make a bundle, split evenly with his bundle."
She's 13, he's 40; she's been given her walking papers from her mother, he's the uncle there to catch her: they are a modernized odd couple, and the sparks they throw are a glowing pyrotechnic display. Read full book review >