Search Results: "Abigail Asher"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 24, 2003

"An earnest, sometimes compelling attempt to explain an everyday phenomenon, perhaps immune to human understanding."
Popular science on an elusive subject by an Italian research fellow working in Paris. Read full book review >

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THE NATURAL DISORDER OF THINGS by Andrea Canobbio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2006

"Psychologically disturbing and aesthetically moving."
A haunting, gorgeously evocative and harrowingly intense chronicle of a man obsessed—the Italian author's first to be published in the U.S. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2008

"Not for the faint of heart, the faint of stomach or those put off by relentless descriptions of battle scenes."
French colonialism goes awry in a saga of hope, betrayal, slaughter and cannibalism in 19th-century North Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Asher's well-written account of this evolution of understanding makes for a useful contribution to the small but growing body of work on Anglo-Native American legal interaction. (2 maps)"
A solid, specialized contribution to American Indian legal history. Read full book review >

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WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Love, hope, and forgiveness are under the tree this Christmas. Read full book review >

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ALL OF US AND EVERYTHING by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"An entertaining yet astute look at family, self, story, and connections."
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, three generations of Rockwell women sift through their histories—real, imagined, rumored, and written—and discover that, like storms, life is impossible to control. Read full book review >

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THE PROVENCE CURE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Bridget Asher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Unabashedly romantic and unafraid of melancholy, Asher's book is a real charmer about a Provencal house that casts spells over the lovelorn."
In an affecting story about loss, a young widow goes to Provence to renovate her family's home—and hopefully fix her heart. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2004

"Such colorful syntax! Such talmudic reasoning! Such a pleasure, with even a glossary for the gentiles."
A dozen short reprints that cover the Jewish experience from the Afikomen (the Passover matzoh) to Zionism. Read full book review >

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HERB'S PAJAMAS by Abigail Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"Herb's Pajamas is a disappointing whole that comes to much less than the sum of its parts."
A curiously uneven gathering of four very loosely linked stories. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLMAKER'S DAUGHTERS by Abigail Padgett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 1997

"337, etc.), which ratchets Padgett's imaginative grasp of evil, and the unrelenting tension it spawns, to dizzy new heights. (Author tour)"
A troubled 15-year-old tricked out in gothic finery, complete with a porcelain doll named Kimmy chained to her wrist, collapses in a club called The Goblin Market at the same moment that the comatose twin sister whose memory she's long repressed except for her name—Kimmy—finally slips over the edge to death on the other side of town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1992

"Beguiling."
Pianist/writer Asher (Blood Summer, 1977, etc.) reviews his career as a musician. Read full book review >

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MY JEWISH YEAR by Abigail Pogrebin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sentimental journey through Judaic practice and thought."
A Jewish writer takes an educational journey through the feasts and fasts of the religious calendar. Read full book review >