Search Results: "Amity Gaige"


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SCHRODER by Amity Gaige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Smart, comic, unsettling, yet strangely of a piece—not unlike its disarming lead character."
A man's collapsed marriage and growing madness imperils his young daughter in this bracing third novel by Gaige (The Folded World, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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O MY DARLING by Amity Gaige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2005

"With a flavor of Lorrie Moore, graceful, bright, modern writing."
Love, marriage, the whole damn thing—all spanned in a witty, tender first novel. Read full book review >

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THE FOLDED WORLD by Amity Gaige
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Gaige's off-beat orientation, wit and piercing insights stand up to her first novel, this time in a more sober and less tidy narrative that offers greater breadth in exchange for sweetness."
An idyllic marriage is tested in this idiosyncratic examination of how the experience of love, its absence and its presence, can shape lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"<\b>Plucky, intellectual combat, but Shlaes neglects to counter the most telling arguments about GOP responsibility for the Depression."
Shlaes (The Greedy Hand, 1999, etc.), a senior visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist at Bloomberg, brings to the Great Depression a flair for revealing anecdotes and a debater's moxie that slides into contrarianism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Cleverly crafted, exasperated invective on a popular theme, well timed for tax season and the cruelest month. (Author tour)"
Taxation is the function of government that everyone loves to hate. Read full book review >

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COOLIDGE by Amity Shlaes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan provides an enthusiastic endorsement, and like-minded readers will find Shlaes' well-researched but highly opinionated biography deeply satisfying."
President from 1923 to 1929, Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) is traditionally dismissed as an honorable mediocrity, but journalist Shlaes (The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, 2007, etc.) argues that he was better than that. Read full book review >