Search Results: "Andrew Sean Greer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PATH OF MINOR PLANETS by Andrew Sean Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A strong vision so consistently gorgeous it's sometimes tedious."
A first novel from Greer (stories: How It Was For Me, 2000) that's both as sweeping and as slow as the comet that helps form its structure. Read full book review >

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LESS by Andrew Sean Greer
Released: July 18, 2017

"Seasoned novelist Greer (The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, 2013, etc.) clearly knows whereof he speaks and has lived to joke about it. Nonstop puns on the character's surname aside, this is a very funny and occasionally wise book."
Facing his erstwhile boyfriend's wedding to another man, his 50th birthday, and his publisher's rejection of his latest manuscript, a miserable midlist novelist heads for the airport. Read full book review >

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THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer
Released: June 25, 2013

"The Confessions of Max Tivoli was more inventive and more satisfying."
A woman inhabits three different selves in a time-travel novel from an author long fascinated by the manipulation of time (The Confessions of Max Tivoli, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE by Andrew Sean Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2008

"Greer's best feature as a novelist is his willingness to keep trying new things. Let's hope his next book avoids the worst excesses of this one."
World War II shapes and complicates a young married couple's shared and separate lives in this latest from California author Greer (The Confessions of Max Tivoli, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSIONS OF MAX TIVOLI by Andrew Sean Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Old-fashioned narrative fun in a literary hall of mirrors."
A man who ages backward in late-19th-century San Francisco recounts his inverted but ultimately rewarding life: a quirky second novel from the author of The Path of Minor Planets (2001). Read full book review >

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HOW IT WAS FOR ME by Andrew Sean Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"A newcomer with a promising imagination—and at least one good story to his credit."
A debut collection full of the usual suspects: people who have made bad decisions, who have married wrong, or who are inexplicably sad about life and . . . go on and on about it. Read full book review >

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GERMAINE GREER by Christine Wallace
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Ambivalent to women, wavering in her commitment to truth in Wallace's portrait, Greer remains a flawed but fascinating subject. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
An unauthorized and exhaustive biography of the author still best known for her 1971 feminist polemic The Female Eunuch. Read full book review >

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SEAN CONNERY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Strong pages here and there, but many in Sunday supplement style. (Photographs)"
Many interviews (though none with Connery) give a lift to this otherwise placid celebio of the popular actor, which follows on the heels of Andrew Yule's 1992 Connery bio of the same title—a much stronger work. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >