Search Results: "Ann Pearlman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CLUB by Ann Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"When post-menopausal women tipsy on wine dance to Al Green, can red hats be far away?"
Christmas cookie bakers share more than recipes in psychotherapist Pearlman's debut. Read full book review >

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INFIDELITY by Ann Pearlman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

A memoir of hard-won personal development and marital dissolution, set against the transformations of the baby-boomer era, by psychotherapist Pearlman (Keep the Home Fires Burning, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR MY SISTER by Ann Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"The conflicts here are big—abandonment, grief, race, the unfairness of fate. The healing powers of sisterhood are comforting but, in the end, the resolution is too easy."
Half sisters Sky and Tara have, at best, a fragile bond. Will it be enough to save them? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jessica Hagedorn, Fay Weldon, Jane Smiley, Jayne Anne Phillips, Terry Tempest Williams, and Shirley Abbott are among the others whom Pearlman speaks to in this engaging, informative collection."
Though described as ``twenty interviews,'' what Pearlman (ed., American Women Writing Fiction, 1989, etc.) really gives us here is not Q&A talks but something more: brief and telling profiles of 20 women writers, with extensive conversational quotes from the authors. Read full book review >

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SWEETNESS by Jeff Pearlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A highly readable warts-and-all portrait of an athletic giant, but those who prefer their idols unblemished may want to steer clear."
SI.com and Wall Street Journal writer Pearlman (Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty, 2008, etc.) delivers a definitive biography of one of the NFL's all-time greats. Read full book review >

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LOVE AMONG THE GREATS by Edith Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A writer at the peak of her acumen whose strong, assured work will not miss its mark."
Storywriter Pearlman (Vaquita, 1996) probes memories of first love and loss over many lifetimes in her confident-voiced, tightly constructed second collection, winner of the Spokane Prize for Fiction. Read full book review >

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A FEW THOUSAND WORDS ABOUT LOVE by Mickey Pearlman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 14, 1998

"A meaningful collection for those wishing to contemplate the immensity of love. (Author tour)"
Truths and memorable voices fill this sharp essay collection about the nature of love. Read full book review >

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VAQUITA by Edith Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1996

"A solid debut from a writer worth keeping an eye on."
This year's Drue Heinz Awardwinner collects 15 stories, many of which have been published in literary magazines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Pearlman ably demonstrates how deeply flawed human beings can nonetheless create a near-flawless beauty on the court."
The sports-journalist author of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton (2011) returns with a tough-love look at the NBA team that won five championships in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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HONEYDEW by Edith Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Without quite the moral gravity of Alice Munro but with all the skill: Pearlman serves up exemplary tales, lively and lovely."
Pearlman (Binocular Vision, 2011, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award) returns with another collection of closely observed, often devastating stories of more or less ordinary life.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A passionate and profoundly life-affirming collection. (Serial rights to Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Utne Reader, etc.)"
Pearlman, editor of Listen to Their Voices (1993) and A Voice of One's Own (not reviewed), has a talent for rustling up the most interesting guests for her literary salons. Read full book review >

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TWO TO TANGO by Jonathan Pearlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Otherwise: a limp mixture of generic Jewish-family material, weak X-rated stand-up comedy (with a misogynistic edge), and unpersuasive coming-of-age dramatics."
Shticks and moans: the slight, familiar midlife crisis of 38- year-old actor Benjamin West—an overgrown adolescent who can't make the Big Commitment to his girlfriend. Read full book review >