Search Results: "Tiffany Simpkins Russell"


BOOK REVIEW

A SONG FOR MILES by Tiffany Simpkins Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"99 price tag), but it's a creative and distinctive effort that will help youngsters consider the multi-faceted purposes of music. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A young boy discovers that there's more to music than instruments, lyrics and notes. Read full book review >

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LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"In Russell's paradox of a life, Monk uncompromisingly, enlighteningly reveals a complex mixture of caddishly cold behavior, profound intellectual passion, and a fierce social conscience. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first volume of Monk's biography cohesively, skeptically analyzes the aristocratic philosopher's mathematically logical intellect, Victorian purposefulness, and Edwardian mores. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"Monk's generally negative portrait may alienate the great man's devotees, but it's the product of meticulous research and balanced by the biographer's esteem for a great intellect and outsized personality. (illustrations not seen)"
An outstanding conclusion to the story begun in Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 (1996): the tragedy of a brilliant but flawed thinker who mistreated the humans closest to him while promoting humanity in the abstract. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Person offers an excellent guide to his legacy. (15 b&w photos)"
A concise, lucid tour of the writings and wide-ranging ideas of the American regarded in many quarters as "the founder of the modern conservative movement." Read full book review >

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BERTRAND RUSSELL by Caroline Moorehead
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Moorehead shapes Russell's complex character into a vivid and compelling portrait: an exemplary accomplishment. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs)"
Ambitious biography by Moorehead (ed., Betrayal, 1990, etc.) of one of the most fascinating of modern British lives, taking in a century of social and cultural upheaval. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY OF GLORIA RUSSELL by Sheri Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Not worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Billy is mourning the loss of his friend Gloria, who died suddenly of an aneurysm. Read full book review >