Search Results: "William Pene du Bois"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1975

"William Pene du Bois provides a semblance of action by equipping the two stylishly pants-suited little girls with two equally stylish dogs on leashes who pull and tug their mistresses every which way throughout the exchange — but this remains an undisguised if smartly dressed up object lesson."
This is an argument between Judy, one of those sunny types with lots of friends who has nothing but good to say about anyone, and Bertha, who thinks she is Judy's best friend and doesn't want Judy to play with the others. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM'S DOLL by Charlotte Zolotow
Released: May 10, 1972

"William Pene Du Bois' pictures complement the gentle mood while softly emphasizing that William is quite a hand with the basketball too — and if you find Ms. Zolotow's tender affirmations substantial enough for girls, there's no reason to withhold them from little brother."
An attempt 'to overcome sex stereotypes in a small picture book that seems as much a lecture for rigid parents as a reassurance for nonconforming boys. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR by William Pene du Bois
Released: Sept. 1, 1976

Though characteristically faithful, this is one of the less resonant of the author's emotional sounding boards. Read full book review >

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W.E.B. DU BOIS by W.E.B. Du Bois
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"An indispensable—and remarkably relevant—assemblage of writings."
W.E.B. Du Bois lived nearly a century, from 1868 to 1963. Read full book review >

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STORM SEASON by Pene Henson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"An appealing love story."
When an injured Sydney journalist is stranded in a storm during a camping trip, she winds up spending a few days at the cabin of a wilderness ranger, leading her on a surprising journey of romance and introspection. Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1961

"But it is unlikely that even her name will achieve for it the wide and sure popularity of her earlier work."
A study- with newly interpreted evidence from his own writings and other sources- of the tragic brother of the gifted Bronte sisters, this throws fresh light on the dour background, the home life- less grim than usually pictured- and, unfortunately, the limitations of medical knowledge in handling Branwell's undoubted epilepsy. Read full book review >

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VULCAN'S FORGE by Jack Du Brul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Remember, Fleming could never top From Russia With Love, so come aboard now."
A debut thriller introducing Philip Mercermine engineer, geological consultant, and the only Bond clone who carries a Derringer strapped to his testicles. Read full book review >

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MARY ANNE by Daphne du Maurier
Released: June 18, 1954

"Not top drawer du Maurier, but a sure best seller."
A novel, quite openly based on actual historical records relating to Miss du Maurier's great, great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke. Read full book review >

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Nov. 15, 1940

"Use this book instead of a card — it is the ideal small gift book selection this year, and for years to come."
It took restraint and courage to write — and publish — this modern parable. Read full book review >

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HAVOC by Jack Du Brul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"Lays on the action with a trowel."
The meeting of a gorgeous nuclear emergency tech and a rugged, rich geologist leads to romance and the tomb of Alexander the Great, who appears to have joined the Nuclear Club two thousand years before it was formed. Read full book review >

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Released: March 18, 1994

"A vivid and absorbing account—but Colet is as unsympathetic as Madame Bovary, remaining an unknown, misguided figure of unfulfilled passions and talents, a heroine in a naughty novel, famous for the scenes she made and the men she loved."
To ``reinstate a colleague'' and ``resurrect another woman,'' Gray, novelist (October Blood, 1985) and journalist (Soviet Women, 1990), has composed a life and sexual history of Colet (1810-76), poet, political and fashion journalist, dramatist, and muse to Flaubert, by whom, after their tempestuous affair, she was immortalized as Madame Bovary. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 21, 1976

"Catherine Drinker Bowen's The Lion and The Throne (1956; a biography of Coke) and Francis Bacon: The Temper of A Man (1963) remain the layman's guides par excellence to this material."
Du Maurier began this story with Golden Lads (1975), a study of the young Bacon and his beloved older brother Anthony, ending with Anthony's death in 1601. Read full book review >