Search Results: "Vincent Lam"


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THE HEADMASTER'S WAGER by Vincent Lam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Lam writes tellingly about intrigue, political collusion and the clash of cultures."
The Chinese headmaster of an English language academy tries to keep body, soul and school together in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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BLOODLETTING & MIRACULOUS CURES by Vincent Lam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Tender insight into the fascinating emotional and social implications of a career that is, inherently, so much more than a job."
A searing, perfectly paced set of linked stories that explores the careers and relationships of four Toronto doctors. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PRICE by Victoria Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These are the things readers want to know about in detail, not the run-down on the cast of Laura. (32 pages b&w photos)"
Although she gives a thoughtful and detailed recounting of Vincent Price's career, his daughter sticks too closely to the facts to make this biography anything special—a disappointment, considering the potential. Read full book review >

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BLANCHE ON THE LAM by Barbara Neely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1992

"Primarily for southern gothic aficionados."
Blanche, a street-smart black domestic on the run from the sheriff for passing a bad check (again), winds up cooking and caring for edgy Miz Grace, her husband Everett, her wealthy, reclusive Aunt Emmeline, and her somewhat retarded Cousin Mumsfield at their summer home in Hokeysville, North Carolina—in a quirky mystery debut that pits Blanche against a Faulknerian cast of oddballs who may be trying to kill each other off to claim a southern fortune. Read full book review >

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VINCENT VAN GOGH by Peter Harrison
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGp1993 and Loumaye's Van Gogh: A Touch of Yellow (1993) have superior reproductions and fuller details about both van Gogh and his paintings, but are for a slightly older audience. (maps, full-color reproductions, photos, illustrations, chronology, glossary, index) (Biography. 8-13)"
This entry in the Art for Young People biography series focuses on the artist's life and immediate surroundings rather than on analyzing his work. Read full book review >

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VINCENT AND THE NIGHT by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Offbeat enough to add to an already-groaning collection of bedtime books. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Photogenic Vincent is a baby who isn't ready for bedtime, so he uses the pen-and-ink blackness of nighttime to create a fantasy world for himself and readers. Read full book review >

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VINCENT VAN GOGH by John Malam
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"A three-entry glossary is nearly useless—if readers don't know artist, art dealer, and gallery, how will they be able to grasp the meaning of mental illness? (chronology, index) (Biography. 5-8)"
In a small and sturdy volume in the Tell Me About series, Malam briefly recounts the story of the life of Vincent van Gogh. Read full book review >

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VINCENT PAINTS HIS HOUSE by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"So very Van Gogh and so very satisfying! (Picture book. 3-8)"
The conceit at the center of this celebration of art and color? Tell a pleasingly repetitive tale featuring the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh without ever mentioning his full name. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"But the reader who wants insight into the life of this remarkable painter will find it in this lively, beautifully written biography. (Biography. 11-14)"
In this fine introduction to the life of van Gogh, Greenberg and Jordan (Frank O. Gehry: Inside Out, 2000, etc.) make excellent use of the artist's letters to infuse the biography with his voice. Read full book review >

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EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY by Frances Schoonmaker
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"By placing the poems into safe, pastel-colored, greeting-card context, she leaves readers with a false portrait of who the poet was. (Poetry. 9-12)"
As a bare introduction to Millay's poetry, this entry in the Poetry for Young People series is adequate, but should not be a substitute for other biographies or analyses of her work. Read full book review >

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VINCENT AND THEO by Deborah Heiligman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love. (timeline, author's note, biography, source notes, index) (Biography. 14-18)"
As she did in Charles and Emma (2009), her biography of the Darwins, Heiligman renders a nuanced portrait of the complex, devoted, and enduring relationship between the Van Gogh brothers. Read full book review >

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A GIRL CALLED VINCENT by Krystyna Poray Goddu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A revealing glimpse of a gifted poet whose impassioned works and acts are sure to capture the imaginations of young readers. (timeline, notes, bibliography) (Biography. 10-16)"
The rags-to-riches story of one of the most popular poets of the Jazz Age has caught the eye of adult biographers repeatedly, and here Goddu brings Millay's action-packed life to light for young readers. Read full book review >