Search Results: "Andrew Sean Greer"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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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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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 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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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW ME FROM by Judy Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers will wish Greer was their conspiratorial best friend."
A memoir by a rare breed of Hollywood actress: happy, well-adjusted and working. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHITE BEECH by Germaine Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"Passionate and well-intended but not especially accessible."
A controversial scholar/journalist's quasi-academic account of how she helped transform Australian land dedicated to dairy farming back into rain forest. Read full book review >

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LIMITED TIME by Robert Greer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"Among white-bread scientists, he seems colorless, pointless, and as lifeless as the rest. (Author tour)"
A world-class swimmer breaks a record, then dies gruesomely. Read full book review >