Search Results: "Yvonne Buchanan"


BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT YVONNE by Donna Masini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"A potentially interesting short story overinflated."
This debut by a prizewinning poet is a latecomer to bad-girl fiction, with all its candid sex-talk, and also furthers that most contemporary of tropes—the novel as extended whine. Read full book review >

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BUCHANAN DYING  by John Updike
Released: April 1, 1974

"Il est plus aise de connaitre l'homme en general, que de connaitre un homme en particulier' — might serve as a fitting clue to the fundamental absence of emotional interest, since the most revealing, intimate touch about Buchanan's character in Updike's dry, cold, statuesque play comes in an early stage direction: 'This is the so-called Back Bedroom, preferred by the dying man perhaps because, being over the kitchen, it was warm."
John Updike has made a stalwart attempt to rescue James Buchanan from historical oblivion — and failed. Read full book review >

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FLY, BESSIE, FLY by Lynn Joseph
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Joseph allows inspiration to form from a quiet presentation of facts; adding to the aura of possibility and grace under fire are Buchanan's sure, atmospheric ink-and-watercolor illustrations. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Joseph (Jump Up Time, p. 1119, etc.) uses a strong, steady present-tense narration to tell the story of Bessie Coleman, African-American, Texan, and world's first black woman aviator. Read full book review >

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AMERICA by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"About the Art'' page includes photos of and quotations by the artists and information on their techniques and published works. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Seriously flawed as a concept book, this picture book offers rewards for readers interested in its specific merits. Read full book review >

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JACK’S RABBIT by Yvonne Jagtenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"While certainly not a crowd-pleaser, the tale is appealingly atmospheric, and the idea that relationships need not be based on coercion is a worthy one to introduce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The timorous lad introduced in Jack the Wolf (not reviewed) gets a speaking part in his second appearance. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY LETTERS ARE IN GOODBYE? by Yvonne Cassidy
Released: March 8, 2016

"Heavy and intense, this book will make readers confront their own senses of identity. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teenage immigrant Rhea Farrell must figure out how to confront fear and loss in 1999 New York City. Read full book review >

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MS Madness! by Yvonne Desousa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A warm, unique memoir about coping with disease."
DeSousa's debut memoir chronicles her first year living with multiple sclerosis and some of the lessons she learned along the way. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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IF YOU'RE LUCKY by Yvonne Prinz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Prinz produces a solid page-turner. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A deeply intuitive teen struggles to discover the truth behind her brother's death. Read full book review >

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HITLER'S PHILOSOPHERS by Yvonne Sherratt
Released: May 21, 2013

"A straightforward work that only hints at the underlying questions of moral failing supported by many of these philosophical works."
A systematic breakdown of the core players and ideas usurped in Nazi ideology. Read full book review >

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DEAD BEAUTIFUL by Yvonne Woon
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Well written, intriguing and, above all, different, this story ends with much to explore in what one hopes will be swiftly forthcoming sequels. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Anyone who reads knows that vampires are in. Read full book review >