Search Results: "Ariel Lawhon"


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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 >

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THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS by Ariel Lawhon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"There is some cheesy fun to be had here with Prohibition mobsters and politicians, but the plot and prose are pedestrian."
Lawhon (Eye of the God, 2009) offers a fictional solution to the never-solved disappearance of New York Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater in 1930, a headline story in its day. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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Released: April 1, 2009

"A big leap of artistic ambition and self-discovery; Schrag saved the best for last."
Third and final volume of the High School Comic Chronicles (Potential, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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HEADING SOUTH, LOOKING NORTH by Ariel Dorfman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"Still, Dorfman's account is slow going through the first half but picks up greatly once the dangers he faced become clear, and he has sharp insights into Chile's political situation."
Novelist Dorfman's (Konfidenz, 1995, etc.) memoir shakes up the term Latino, as he plots the course of "a hybrid, part Yankee, part Chilean, a pinch Jew, a mestizo in search of a center," who becomes an outspoken Chilean exile campaigning for the self-determination of the Americas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2011

"The astute urban theory Sabar adroitly integrates into each chapter mostly cancels out the collection's cloying weaknesses."
Love stories and urban studies merge in these nine examples of relationships uniquely shaped by New York City's public spaces. Read full book review >