Search Results: "A.B. Curtiss"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Admirers of Laura Schlessinger—and Curtiss is one—may welcome her moralistic approach; the rest of us are more likely to view it as simplistic."
The take-home message of this rambling, repetitive, and highly personal saga of self-discovery: just say no to depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. MANI by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, an interesting, and certainly challenging, read."
A self-consciously experimental novel from Israeli writer Yehoshua (Five Seasons, A Late Divorce, etc.) in which a family's history is told backwards in one-sided conversations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dead of Winter by A.B. Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Although readers will know what to expect, this spine-tingling book will still induce shrieks."
Four friends reunite at a bed-and-breakfast and find some local Halloween-themed attractions to be a little too frightening in Gibson's debut horror yarn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIBERATED BRIDE by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A splendidly realized search for the causes of ruptures that rend families and nations: both timely and timeless."
A multilayered story from the fine Israeli novelist (Returning Lost Loves, 2001, etc.) mixes the personal and political as a historian seeks explanations for two seemingly disconnected events: his son's divorce and an outbreak of violence in Algeria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"An academic study, sometimes repetitive, that would have fared better had more attention been paid to its participants' individual voices."
An examination of the stress and hardship faced by the wives of coal miners in West Virginia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WOMAN IN JERUSALEM by A.B. Yehoshua
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"A moving, unsentimental reckoning with death and renewal."
Israeli novelist Yehoshua (The Liberated Bride, 2003, etc.) explores our obligations to the dead in an emotionally powerful novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RETROSPECTIVE by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Yehoshua's intelligent and refined novel recalls once again Faulkner's famous dictum that 'the past isn't dead. It isn't even past.'"
An elegant and graceful translation of Yehoshua's 2011 Hesed Sefaradi, a novel about an aging Israeli director reviewing both his films and his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURRICULUM VITAE by A.B. Boyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2014

"A dramatic, intentionally dreary meditation on modern melancholy."
In Boyd's debut novel, the routines and reflections of a bored high school English teacher sketch an unflattering portrait of American ennui. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"A graceful, richly detailed delight. (photos, not seen)"
A witty and engaging history of one of American modernism's great monuments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROTHERHOOD by A.B. Westrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"From the perspective of a curious, compassionate young man caught up in Klan violence, this coming-of-age story will spark fruitful discussions about race, identity, social pressure and loyalty. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Set in Richmond, Va., in 1867, Westrick's debut affords readers a look into the mind and heart of a reluctant member of the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A splendidly written story of injustice and male chauvinism, guaranteed to bring the blood to a full-rolling boil. (16 pages b&w photographs)"
The unsavory details of a plagiarism case brought against H.G. Wells in the 1920s by a Toronto woman, arguing that, although several courts dismissed the suit, history should not. Read full book review >