Search Results: "Alex Witchel"


BOOK REVIEW

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >

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GIRLS ONLY by Alex Witchel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"I took my SATs in'') may be willing to give her the benefit of the doubts raised by her presumption of an audience for all of her privileged communications."
In the saucy short profiles she regularly turns out for the New York Times, Witchel displays a knack for breeziness that doesn't come so naturally here: Sustaining it for the length of a book means sometimes forcing it, and this time the subject is personal—the bonds and unresolved tensions among her mother, her sister, and herself. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Jeff Stimpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Breath-catchingly evocative of life's elemental grace and messy dignity. (10 pp. photos)"
Journalist Stimpson debuts with a searing chronicle of life after the birth of his premature son. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Warm and always humane, Witchel's narrative is a poignant, candid reminder of the new normal that now defines so many adult child-aging parent relationships."
A journalist's bittersweet memoir about coping with her mother's dementia by preparing her mother's recipes. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Pierre Lemaitre
Kirkus Star
by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An eloquent thriller with a denouement that raises eyebrows as it speeds the pulse."
In this unpredictable, oddly delectable French thriller, an attractive young Parisian woman is abducted, chained in a crate and brutalized by an avenger—a crime that doesn't begin to hint at the gruesome killings to follow. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SPARE WIFE by Alex Witchel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2008

"Witchel's eye for detail is delicious, and the novel is engaging in its way, if you don't mind stereotypes and a total lack of moral fiber—even the good deeds are calculated."
The Devil Wears Prada meets the Social Register in Witchel's second foray into fiction (Me Times Three, 2002). Read full book review >

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ME TIMES THREE by Alex Witchel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Reasonably evocative of the self-indulgent '80s, with some diverting magazine and party scenes, but they'd have to be a lot sharper to make up for a tired plot and a heroine who's not nearly as endearing as her creator thinks."
From Witchel (Girls Only, 1997), famed and feared for her acerbic profiles in the New York Times, a surprisingly bland first novel about life on the media fast track in Manhattan. Read full book review >

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ALEX HALEY by Robert J.  Norrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An evenhanded assessment of 'a likable narcissist' who, the author maintains, changed Americans' perceptions of racial history."
The making of the author of "the two most important works in black culture in the twentieth century." Read full book review >

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ALEX KO by Alex Ko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An enjoyable and fast-paced read for not only star-dreamers, but also the star-stuck. (Memoir. 9-14)"
Broadway lights beckoned bright for a boy from Iowa who leapt into the title role of the long-running Billy Elliot. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, Loki isn't the most appealing dog on the block, as he looks rather like a snarling fox in several of the photos, but Alex is a handsome lad with lots of personality. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Smith (Short Takes: Fast Break Poetry, 2001, etc.) tells the story of a boy and his dog through large photographs and one- or two-sentence descriptions of their actions around a park. Read full book review >

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ALEX DID IT! by Udo Weigelt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A playful tale of mischief and redemption with universal appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trio of rascally bunnies discovers the illicit benefits of deceit and turns their forest topsy-turvy. Read full book review >