Search Results: "Anna Quindlen"


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LOTS OF CANDLES, PLENTY OF CAKE by Anna Quindlen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A graceful look at growing older from a wise and accomplished writer—sure to appeal to her many fans, women over 50 and readers of Nora Ephron and similar authors."
A humorous, sage memoir from the Pulitzer winner and acclaimed novelist. Read full book review >

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MILLER'S VALLEY by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"There are familiar elements in this story—the troubled brother, the eccentric aunt, a discovery that hints at a forbidden relationship—but they are synthesized in a fresh way in this keenly observed, quietly powerful novel."
In her eighth novel, a coming-of-age story set in rural Pennsylvania, Quindlen (Still Life with Bread Crumbs, 2014, etc.) focuses on a young woman buffeted by upheavals in her personal life and a threat to the farmland her family has owned for generations.Read full book review >

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BLESSINGS by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"As soap-opera-parable with old-fashioned contrivances: comfortable, not Quindlen's best."
Fourth adult novel from Newsweek columnist Quindlen (Black and Blue, 1998, etc.), a story of lost souls redeemed by love. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Michael Derechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A compassionate portrait of a doctor's quest to make a difference."
In this novel set in 1973, a cancer doctor, who's struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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ANNA by William Loizeaux
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"On behalf of his daughter, Loizeaux shares his sorrow with heartbreaking honesty."
An eloquent, extraordinarily painful memoir of a father's loss of his baby daughter. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not definitive, but enjoyable for the author's evocative response to a great city."
An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city the author first encountered in books as a child and finally visited in person in her early 40s. Read full book review >

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LOUD AND CLEAR by Anna Quindlen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"Rather than float a homily, it would be nice for Quindlen to at least occasionally offer a knot or a koan."
Steam-cleaned opinions from novelist and columnist Quindlen (Blessings, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLACK AND BLUE by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A book to read and savor. (Author tour)"
Pulitzerwinning columnist and novelist Quindlen (One True Thing, 1994, etc.) now takes a talk-show staplespousal abuseand gives it a compelling immediacy in a refreshingly wise and truth- telling novel about life and marriage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Until the quota increases past one, here's a way for more readers to fall in love with at least one woman's very personal brand of passion."
In her second collection of New York Times pieces, Quindlen (Object Lessons, 1991, etc.) lets loose with her trademark intelligence, fervor, and personal focus on topics ranging from the Gulf War through absent fathers to the controversy over abortion. ``But is it really necessary for you to wear your gender on your sleeve?,'' an eager young journalist once asked the author. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Occasionally profound, always engaging, but marred by a formulaic resolution in which rewards and punishments are meted out according to who ranks highest on the niceness scale."
A photographer retreats to a rustic cottage, where she confronts aging and flagging career prospects. Read full book review >