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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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 SECRET HUM OF A DAISY by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Grace's surprising discoveries about herself, her family, and her friends, and her struggles with sorrow and forgiveness, are engrossing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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DOOMED by Tracy Deebs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Still, the zippy prose and day-after-tomorrow currency make for a quick and enjoyable (if forgettable) read. (Science fiction/thriller. 12 & up)"
"Beat the game. Save the World." An eco-disaster cyberthriller races through a checklist of teen-lit clichés at a nonetheless entertaining clip. Read full book review >

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KING OF ITHAKA by Tracy Barrett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A rousing introduction to epic characters and mythic creatures of ancient Greece from the fresh perspective of an engaging young hero. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this hero's quest drawn from Homer's Odyssey, Telemachos, only child of Odysseus, King of Ithaka, has waited 16 years for his wandering father to return from the Trojan wars while his dutiful mother, Penelopeia, fends off would-be suitors. Read full book review >

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RX by Tracy Lynn
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"If she trusted her readers a little more, Tracy could have made her point and created a better story, too. (Fiction. YA)"
A didactic tale draws attention to mixed messages about drugs. Read full book review >

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ON ETRUSCAN TIME by Tracy Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A good read appended with an author's note and Etruscan-English and Italian-English glossaries. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Hector, spending the summer with his archaeologist mother at a dig near Florence, unearths a strange eye-shaped stone at the site of what was once an Etruscan village. Read full book review >