Search Results: "Vanessa Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA by Dan Callahan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2014

"Richly detailed account of Redgrave's career, though it's missing the fireworks that some encounters with the author might have ignited."
A freelance critic and author returns with a blend of biography and criticism in his reconstruction of the life of the woman many consider the greatest actress of her time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2010

"The bonobos have found their advocate."
A bright, informative memoir of a young woman's first encounters with love, marriage and the world's most endangered ape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA & VIRGINIA by Susan Sellers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2009

"A self-consciously precious sort-of-fiction that follows the facts and offers nothing new for Bloomsbury cultists while flattening much of the drama into navel-gazing."
Despite the title, this first novel by Virginia Woolf scholar Sellers is much more focused on Virginia's sister Vanessa. Read full book review >

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KISSING VANESSA by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's flat-out uproarious. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Kevin falls in love at first sight and does everything wrong in this sidesplitting romp through adolescent love. Read full book review >

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VANESSA REDGRAVE by Vanessa Redgrave
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"She makes this case so convincingly that the reader is left wanting to go back and see every part she has played—more often than not brilliantly—with the new eye this book provides."
In keeping with celebrity autobiographies, Redgrave offers a tell-all memoir—except that the passions she reveals are for politics, not sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A well-presented investigation into how dogs came to be."
Hare (Evolutionary Anthropology/Duke Univ.) and Woods (Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo, 2010) delve into the rich cognitive world of dogs and how they domesticated themselves through natural selection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA AND HER SISTER by Priya Parmar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Not exactly uncharted territory, but Parmar enters it with passion and precision, delivering a sensitive, superior soap opera of celebrated lives."
A devoted, emotionally intense portrait of the Bloomsbury group focuses in particular on sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, whose complicated relationship is tested to the breaking point by their competing affections for two men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOODS by Harlan Coben
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2007

"All the surprises you'd expect from Coben, but a lot fewer thrills."
Twenty years after his teenaged sister and three of her friends were murdered at their summer camp, a New Jersey prosecutor learns that one of the victims—and maybe more than one—may have walked away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Carson devotees will already be familiar with some of this material; the more casual (if no less admiring) fan will find in this collection an engaging glimpse into the breadth of Carson's curiosity and the fashioning of her public voice as a defender of the environment."
Biographer Lear (Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, 1997) knits together here a number of Rachel Carson's writings—often much more personal, quirky, and searching than her celebrated books—that add meat to her body of literary/scientific writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIGER WOODS by Aaron Boyd
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 7, 1997

"Non-golfers, however, will find a lot of jargon to cut through for information that hardly expands on newspaper and magazine accounts that are also more compelling. (b&w photos, index) (Biography. 10+)"
Golf is one of the fastest growing participant sports in the country, and 21-year-old Tiger Woods is certainly one of the rising stars among the pros. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITETHORN WOODS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2007

"Her sentimental morality may be predictable, but Binchy's lilting Irish zest is undeniably addictive."
Binchy (Quentins, 2002, etc.) inserts questions of faith into her usual romantic braid of multiple storylines, in this case concerning the troubled residents, former residents and descendents of residents of an Irish town where an obscure shrine faces demolition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG WOODS by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1955

"A special plus item- not to be handled as a big new Faulkner."
A gift book, this, with illustrations by Edward Shenton, and containing the hunting stories spanning two generations and set in the Big Woods, thirty miles from Jefferson. Read full book review >