Search Results: "Alix Kates Shulman"


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MÉNAGE by Alix Kates Shulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"For a woman approaching 80, Shulman is delightfully wicked, verging on malevolent."
A surprisingly tart little literary satire from Shulman, whose long career includes a feminist classic (Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, 1972), biographies of Emma Goldman, children's books and affectionate memoirs. Read full book review >

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A GOOD ENOUGH DAUGHTER by Alix Kates Shulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 1999

"Loving and accurate description of the author's rollover from dependent child to caretaker child, and of the parents who continued to fashion themselves in old age as they had throughout their lives. (b&w photos)"
A tender memoir about caring for her aging parents from an author better known for fiery feminism (Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, 1972, etc.). Read full book review >

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TO LOVE WHAT IS by Alix Kates Shulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2008

"Totally engaging and surprisingly frank. For women concerned about facing a similar future, disturbing yet somehow reassuring."
A gripping portrayal of how the lives of a wife and her husband were forever changed when the husband incurred permanent brain damage. Read full book review >

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DRINKING THE RAIN by Alix Kates Shulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Inconsequentiality seems to be the point here—as readers marooning themselves at their own summer havens will perhaps best understand."
Slight but not unrewarding, this memoir of a feminist's midlife retreat toward nature and spirituality escapes solipsism by virtue of its terse writing and agreeable epiphanies. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SHULMAN by Alan Zweibel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2005

"Mildly amusing, but a work from the co-author of Billy Crystal's current Broadway hit, 700 Sundays, could have packed more of a punch."
This comic novel about a lovable loser who runs in a New York City Marathon is an adult first from Zweibel, Emmy-winning TV writer and author of Bunny Bunny (1994), a memoir of Gilda Radner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"The author's strong background in Russian history and meticulous research establish her as an excellent biographer, although taking the personality tests in the guise of the Czar could be construed as somewhat presumptive."
The intimate correspondence between Nicholas and Alexandra exposes the political naiveté of the ill-fated Romanovs while revealing their deep, loving relationship. Read full book review >

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FIND YOU IN PARIS by Alix Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A lighthearted and satisfying romance in the world of French perfume."
A billionaire lures a grocery clerk into a false marriage for mysterious reasons. Read full book review >

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ON THE COUCH by Erica Kates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1997

"A superb gathering of intelligent, often moving, tales."
An anthology of nicely ironic stories about therapy and analysis. Read full book review >

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ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Several cuts above the usual fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends experience confusion in love in this nifty little spin on Pride and Prejudice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 1995

"Nonetheless, a wonderful window into 18th-century France and a valuable biographical study of a compelling historical figure."
A historian's lively and persuasive attempt to strip away the mystery surrounding the notorious 18th-century French cross- dresser, diplomat, writer, and spy, Chevalier (or Chevaliäre) d'Eon. Read full book review >

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SAMMY by Alix Berenzy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"What Sammy really wants is love and attention, the students soon see, and that's the best lesson of all. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Though somewhat didactic, Berenzy's latest is an engaging and informative primer for kids with classroom pets. Read full book review >