Search Results: "Tracy Borman"


BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS CROMWELL by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine rags-to-riches-to-executioner's-block story of a major figure of the English Reformation."
A mildly revisionist biography of Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540). Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE LIVES OF THE TUDORS by Tracy Borman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A mostly entertaining mixture of esoteric social history and well-known details of the personal lives of Tudor monarchs."
Amusing, well-researched biographies of rulers from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, focused on how they were born, dressed, ate, washed, slept, played, and died. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A richly layered treatment of the stormy reign that yielded the incomparable Bayeux Tapestry and the Domesday Book."
A British historian brings to life Queen Matilda's enormous accomplishments in consolidating early Norman rule. Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give them reasons to see it."
The obscure, often deservedly so, early films in which Spencer Tracy forged his screen persona are dusted off in this uneven collection of essays from the New England Vintage Film Society. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"By the end, Cam has still not come around—but readers may be too annoyed by Tracy's rude, aggressive character to care. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wilson pushes so much pain between the lines of this portrait of a foster child with the personality of a steamroller that it comes off less a lightweight tribute to human resilience than a pathos-ridden tale of children acting out as they nurse profound inner wounds. Read full book review >

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HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN by Tracy White
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Think a lighter Girl, Interrupted meets the artistic styling of John Porcellino's Perfect Example (1999). (Graphic memoir. YA)"
At age 18 Stacy Black—the alter ego of author Tracy White—was hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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THE LOST AND FOUND PONY by Tracy Dockray
ANIMALS
Released: July 19, 2011

"You can only say, 'Oh, the poor pony!' so many times. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small pony recounts his melodramatic life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSED by Tracy Goodwin
Released: May 11, 2017

"A taut, if not entirely original, fantasy novel."
Goodwin (The Wolf of Winterthorne, 2016, etc.) launches a new YA series with this tale of a novice witch trying to stay alive.Read full book review >

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THE ROPES THAT BIND by Tracy Stopler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"A realistic, touching account of a lengthy quest to move on."
Debut author Stopler offers a novel, based on a true story, about one woman's struggle to overcome a trauma from her childhood. Read full book review >

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READER, I MARRIED HIM by Tracy Chevalier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Brontë's many ardent fans."
The author of Remarkable Creatures (2010) and Burning Bright (2008) invites writers to turn one of the most famous lines in English literature into short fiction. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SHUFU by Tracy Slater
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"A heartfelt and moving tale, coupling insights into two remarkably different cultures with a love story that, as much as any true love story can, delivers a happy ending."
A writer goes to the far side of the world for work and finds a home. Read full book review >