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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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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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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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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ONE TRUE THING by Anna Quindlen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 1994

"When Quindlen gets it right—which is often—she places herself in the league of Mary Gordon and Sue Miller."
If literature were judged solely by its ability to elicit strong emotions, columnist-cum-novelist Quindlen (Object Lessons, 1991) would win another Pulitzer for this wrenching, albeit flawed fiction. Read full book review >

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EVERY LAST ONE by Anna Quindlen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"An unsatisfying mix of melodrama and the mundane."
Essayist and novelist Quindlen (Good Dog. Stay., 2007, etc.) tosses a grenade of murderous mayhem into the middle of an otherwise standard-issue novel of manners about an upper-middle-class community in Vermont. 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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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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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 >

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HOW READING CHANGED MY LIFE by Anna Quindlen
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Her own writing here, alas, lacks both sedition and seduction."
This brief in favor of reading is every bit as gooey and obvious as its title would indicate. Read full book review >

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Anna Quindlen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Some amusing twists don't conceal the tale's essential thinness. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Quindlen (for adults, One True Thing, 1994, etc.) bows with this literary confection slightly reminiscent of Jay Williams's feminist fairy tales. Read full book review >