Nancy R. Ives

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PREMIUM

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald enthusiasts will find these revealing letters sad but insightful
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March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women

Recommended for readers seeking a new look at this much-loved classic, the source of Alcott’s inspiration, and how contemporary authors have seen themselves evolve over time.

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The Dreamers

This dreamlike novel with sf overtones blends philosophical musings on dreams and the nature of reality with human interest stories that keep listeners riveted. Recommended for readers seeking an unusual and fanciful story told in elegant prose. ["A satisfying, suspenseful page-turner that leaves readers curious about the possibility of dreams": LJ 9/15/18 review of the Random hc.]
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Gatsby's Oxford: Scott, Zelda, and the Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904–1929

Through extensive research, Snyder has succeeded in revealing Oxford in all of its medieval glory and the hold it had on Fitzgerald's creativity. Recommended for scholars and general readers interested in a unique explication of The Great Gatsby and an informative cultural history.
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These Are Strange Times, My Dear: Field Notes from the Republic

Willis's nuanced and interior approach to politics is a welcome departure from the harsh rhetoric so popular today. Even readers who disagree with her will appreciate her sincerity and experiences as a mother, lawyer, and author.
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The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love, and Art in Venice

Recommended for biography fans interested in a gossipy look at Venetian society and three of its most unconventional personalities. ["This work skillfully weaves historical details into absorbing biographical profiles while also capturing the charm of Venice": LJ 9/1/17 review of the Thames & Hudson hc.]—Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo
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Heads of the Colored People

Thompson-Spires succeeds in striking just the right balance between acidity and pathos. This book will appeal to listeners who appreciate clever, innovative writing about painful subjects. ["Presenting unique characters, gifted storyteller Thompson-Spires navigates the black experience with humor and poignancy while also acknowledging the inherent tensions and exposure to violence black citizens encounter": LJ 3/15/18 starred review of the Atria hc.]

Heads of the Colored People

Thompson-Spires succeeds in striking just the right balance between acidity and pathos. This book will appeal to listeners who appreciate clever, innovative writing about painful subjects. [“Presenting unique characters, gifted storyteller Thompson-Spires navigates the black experience with humor and poignancy while also acknowledging the inherent tensions and exposure to violence black citizens encounter”: LJ 3/15/18 starred review of the Atria hc.]
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A Life of My Own

Now in her eighties, Tomalin offers an elegant, inspiring, and informative look at the literary life. Recommended for memoir fans and lovers of excellent writing. [See Prepub Alert, 2/26/18.]

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