Search Results: "B.A. Shapiro"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MURALIST by B.A. Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Eleanor Roosevelt's deep, end-of-life regret that the United States barred thousands of Europe's Jewish refugees adds poignant color to this story, but Shapiro tries too hard to make her fiction into moral instruction."
A political artist disappears and, 70 years later, her great-niece determines to find out why. Read full book review >

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THE ART FORGER by B.A. Shapiro
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Despite a shaky premise, this is convincingly researched, engaging storytelling. Intelligent entertainment."
A cleverly plotted art-world thriller/romance with a murky moral core. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, FRIENDS by B.A. Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1993

"Two of these have been published in small literary magazines; the whole, however, is finally disappointing and merely competent- -neither original nor surprising enough to be quite ready for prime time."
The best of these 11 stories about contemporary women involve adolescent rebellion and resentment over the disposition of a will. Read full book review >

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Nevada by B.A. Mealer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Before winding down, an ambiguous plot gives the story its nail-biting tension."
In Mealer's debut thriller, a woman's past relationship puts her in danger when dubious types target her to extract information they're sure she has. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An intriguing premise navigated by an affable heroine."
In this trilogy opener, Blackwood pulls readers into the world of fallen angels through the eyes of Ariel, a spunky college freshman. Read full book review >

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THE BREAKDOWN by B.A.  Paris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Paranoid and claustrophobic but tries too many tricks for its own good."
A murder committed on a rainy night on a spooky backwoods road opens Paris' (Behind Closed Doors, 2016) second thriller. Read full book review >

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A.  Paris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An at times tense debut with a clever heroine caught in an overladen plot."
Behind the facade of a perfect English marriage, a woman is held prisoner by her dashing husband. Read full book review >

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LAURA SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Culinary historian Laura Shapiro hungers for the delectable details of people’s lives—no matter their competence in the kitchen.

“I have always felt very strongly that you don’t have to be a food person—that is to say, an instinctive wonderful cook—to have a relationship with food,” says Shapiro, author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That ...


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DANI SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Over the course of a year, Dani Shapiro committed countless hours to “The Virtual Dementia Tour,” a personal essay contending with her “obsession” as a writer: memory and time.

“I had struggled with it, finally cracked it, and was feeling really good about what I’d written,” says the acclaimed memoirist and novelist, whom Kirkus reached by phone at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OBJECT OF VIRTUE by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Earnest exposition, didactic dialogue, preposterous plot: a dull debut."
Nicholson, a former specialist in Russian art at Christies, tries his hand at fiction but doesn't stray too far from his area of expertise. Read full book review >

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VIRUSES, PLAGUES AND HISTORY by Michael B.A. Oldstone
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"In sum, a somewhat sanitized, professorial account of the ever-fascinating legacy of viral disease on human history. (64 illustrations, not seen)"
Familiar but compelling, the story of mankind's undoing by epidemic infectious diseases never fails to fascinate and appall. Read full book review >