Search Results: "Amy Sohn"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERLAND by Amy Sohn
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A smart but soulless social survey which, despite the title, seems more interested in celebrities and explicit sex."
A satirical swipe at the Park Slope Crowd of parents reveals promiscuity, secrets, despair and, oh yes, child care. Read full book review >

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AMY by Mary Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But the near-universal obsession with chat will nevertheless make this an easy sell, and readers will enjoy this vicarious brush with danger. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A cautionary tale from Britain about love on the Internet demonstrates the influence of online chat on teenage girls on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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THE ACTRESS by Amy Sohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Behind the scenes of the tabloids, this novel finds a dated plot, dopey dialogue and cardboard characters."
The turbulent career of a Hollywood star, from the indie film festival to the red carpet to the lonely bedroom in the mansion. Read full book review >

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RUN CATCH KISS by Amy Sohn
Released: July 1, 1999

"Strictly for the already converted: Sohn's fans won't be disappointed, but it's unlikely that their ranks will swell."
A dirty-minded Holly Golightly invades modern Manhattan, in New York Press columnist Sohn's interesting (if overdone) debut. Read full book review >

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PROSPECT PARK WEST by Amy Sohn
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

The author of Run Catch Kiss (1999) gets domesticated. Read full book review >

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MY OLD MAN by Amy Sohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Arch, wry, and quip-ready characters can't pump up a flaccid tale."
A rabbinical school dropout's quarter-life passage is trip-wired with bombastic Boomers—in Naked City columnist Sohn's overwrought second (after Run Catch Kiss, 1999). Read full book review >

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AMY FALLS DOWN by Jincy Willet
Released: July 9, 2013

"Willett's skill in crafting zany scenes and Amy's acerbic wit are not enough to keep this novel afloat."
Amy Gallup, 60, hasn't published a book in 20 years, and she's settled into a quiet life with her beloved basset hound, Alphonse. None too excited about a newspaper interview she's agreed to give, she trips, knocking herself out on the birdbath just hours before she's scheduled to play the role of has-been local writer. Read full book review >

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AMY ELIZABETH EXPLORES BLOOMINGDALE'S by E.L. Konigsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Understated, witty, and right on target; creatively extended in the author's perceptive, warmly colorful illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amy Elizabeth is visiting Grandma in New York; each day, Grandma plans to take her to "Bloomie's," but there's always something else they should do first: walk the dog, visit Chinatown to get green tea, go to a laundromat, or share lox and bagels and the Sunday Times. Read full book review >

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AMY SNOW by Tracy Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Far too predictable to be truly suspenseful."
The adventures of a foundling who embarks on a treasure hunt in Victorian England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY TAN by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

Kramer (Alice Walker, 1995) describes in a clear narrative Tan's complex personal history, her intricate Chinese-American family story, and above all, her tangled relationship with her mother as the wellsprings for her fiction. Read full book review >