Search Results: "Ariel Djanikian"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OFFICE OF MERCY by Ariel Djanikian
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"This intriguing slice of future drama ends much too soon and will leave readers begging for a sequel, if not a series."
A fascinating view of a post-apocalyptic America, penned by a first-time novelist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A smart, sweet graphic memoir. Schrag's work should resonate with anyone—female or male, gay or straight—who has survived high school."
Schrag (Awkward and Definition, 2008, etc.) explores her junior year of high school, a period of self-discovery amid social minefields, all the more complicated for a gay student. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"Ideal for Eat, Pray, Love fans in search of positive psychological theory."
An amateur scholar's personal exploration of the science of joy, and what her findings mean for American women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2006

"An imaginative plot and some lively dialogue can't overcome the forced eccentricity of the characters and their facile insights."
An unhappy performance artist imagines herself as a sacrificial lamb in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE WERE WITCHES by Ariel Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Inventive and affecting."
Dispatches from the life of a teen mom and budding feminist from the author of The End of Eve (2014) and Bluebird (2010). Read full book review >

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THE NANNY AND THE ICEBERG by Ariel Dorfman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"A very busy tale that melts in the frenetic heat of its telling."
Like its eponymous iceberg, this strained fictional mix of politics, affected profundity, and supposedly comic eroticism is as much about the obvious—a young man's struggle to lose his virginity—as about what is hidden in the depths: Chilean history. Read full book review >

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AN ABBREVIATED LIFE by Ariel Leve
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A candid rendering of pain and survival."
A daughter's raw memoir exposes her "spiteful, vindictive, uncontrollable mother." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A well-researched text falling somewhere between journalism and memoir, sustained by Mesopotamian imagination."
In a filial salute and show of contrition, D.C.-based journalist Sabar recounts his family's unusual history, reaching back to times before the Bible. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF DREAMS by Ariel Lawhon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A clever, dramatic presentation of a tragic historical event. Suspenseful and fun."
An Agatha Christie-style page-turner exploring the unsolved mystery of the 1937 Hindenburg explosion.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The evenhanded everything-and-everyone approach may alienate readers committed to one Jewish point of view, and the book has several unproven assumptions stated as facts—yet Ariel provides a remarkably rich and useful one-volume introduction to millennia of Jewish beliefs."
An eclectic exploration of the abiding elements of Jewish belief, covering major ethical, ritual, and theological topics. Read full book review >