Search Results: "Ayelet Waldman"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE AND TREASURE by Ayelet Waldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"No big points made here, just strong storytelling combined with thoughtful exploration of difficult issues."
A necklace with a peacock pendant raises provocative questions about loss, guilt and recovery in Waldman's intriguing new novel (Red Hook Road, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEATH GETS A TIME-OUT by Ayelet Waldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Waldman is at her witty best when dealing with children, carpooling, and first-trimester woes, but is no slouch at explaining the pitfalls of False Memory Syndrome either."
This fourth in a series (A Playdate with Death, 2002, etc.) finds part-time p.i./full-time mommy Juliet Appelbaum resolving three related murders while grappling with morning sickness. Read full book review >

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THE CRADLE ROBBERS by Ayelet Waldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Juliet negotiates each dead end with her customary humor and grace. But beneath her dependably tart mommy-track wisecracks is her saddest case yet."
Just what p.i. Juliet Applebaum needed to make her Mommy-Track Mystery series (Murder Plays House, 2004, etc.) complete: a pair of babies. Read full book review >

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MURDER PLAYS HOUSE by Ayelet Waldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2004

"Witty Waldman is so endearingly pro-kid that you may run right out and get pregnant, and so unsparing about Hollywood sylphs and pro-anorexia websites that you may never diet again."
Food for thought from a defense attorney turned mommy turned private eye in her spare time (Death Takes a Time-Out, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE, BLACK SHEEP by Ayelet Waldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Though Juliet (The Cradle Robbers, 2005, etc.) is still adorable, Waldman has bouts of preachiness better suited to the op-ed page than a mystery."
Mommy meets working girls. Read full book review >

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A PLAYDATE WITH DEATH by Ayelet Waldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Juliet's got charm, spunk, and—given her new partnership with Al—a reason to get out of the house."
Why would buff personal trainer Bobby Katz commit suicide when he was happily in love with Betsy, the fiancée he'd met through Narcotics Anonymous, saving for their wedding, bidding on a set of golf clubs on the Internet, and awaiting delivery of a new Palm Pilot? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Thirty days on LSD therapy makes for a fascinating trip, indeed, and a learning opportunity for readers interested in the past and present therapeutic uses for psychedelic drugs."
How self-administering tiny doses of LSD abated the disintegration of the author's mental health and family life. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER’S KEEPER by Ayelet Waldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Waldman explores the mother-daughter relationship with a sure touch, but her didactic political stance is wearying."
A slow, downbeat story of a young girl arrested for drug trafficking under the federal court system's mandatory minimum sentencing rules. Read full book review >

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THE BIG NAP by Ayelet Waldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2001

"Her tone and humor, however, might be better suited to lighthearted capers than to the downbeat side of murder."
It's a long way from Harvard Law School and the public defender's office to the L.A. mommy track, and there are plenty of bumps along the road. Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF OLIVES AND ASH by Michael Chabon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"Deeply unsettling, important stories call for urgent responses to the Middle East conflict."
On the 50th anniversary of Israeli occupation of Palestine, top writers bear witness to oppression and despair. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"Absolutely marvelous. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In 1951, it was common to see Willie Mays playing in the streets of Harlem with the neighborhood stickball teams. Read full book review >

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WOUNDED KNEE by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"However, there is little else available on Wounded Knee, and for careful readers, this might be a useful place to start. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Waldman's (The Wisdom Bird, 2000, etc.) account of the massacre at Wounded Knee is accessible to young readers, but troubling in its lack of documentation. Read full book review >