Search Results: "Tracy Borman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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NOTHING STAYS BURIED by P.J. Tracy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Despite all the high tech and ballyhoo, the mother-and-daughter team writing as Tracy give their once formidable foursome (The Sixth Idea, 2016) practically nothing to do in the way of either detective work or antic byplay and provide virtually no surprises along the way. Sad."
The misfit computer geeks of Monkeewrench Software are called in to reopen a missing person case that rapidly blossoms, as if in response to their involvement, into a case of serial homicide. Read full book review >

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Playbook by Tracy Ewens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A wholesome tale about playing football, taking chances, making the grade, and sometimes even wearing a little glitter."
A contemporary romance about a buttoned-up English professor who falls for her polar opposite, the football coach. Read full book review >

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PROJECT (UN)POPULAR by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"(Un)successful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Anya, the stylish and popular yearbook editor, insists that all of the photos feature Rocky Mount Middle School's most popular students, best friends Perry and Venice are determined to make sure the yearbook is for everyone, not just the beautiful people. Read full book review >

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HAPPY FAMILY by Tracy Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Cinematic in its scope, this novel takes readers on a broad, deep, and poignant journey alongside a tough, admirable woman and the varied characters who populate her life."
In her debut novel, screenwriter, playwright, and film producer Barone uses a wide lens to capture Cheri Matzner's life, from a precarious beginning to a confident, peaceful middle age. Read full book review >