Search Results: "Binnie Kirshenbaum"


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A DISTURBANCE IN ONE PLACE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1994

"Juicy sexual history, but mysteriously un-nourishing."
Set in New York, like its frivolous predecessor On Mermaid Avenue (1993), Kirshenbaum's second novel takes a semiserious look at adultery. ``I have broken seven of the Ten Commandments,'' the nameless heroine tells us, adding, ``Guilt does not prey on me. Read full book review >

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ON MERMAID AVENUE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 1993

"Frivolous fiction, East Village-style."
Two young women meet in college, pal around in N.Y.C, and sleep with a lot of guys—in this very slight, fey, sentimental imitation of Tama Janowitz and/or Anita Loos: a first adult novel by the author of Short Subject (a 1989 YA book) and the story collection Married Life and Other True Adventures (1990). Read full book review >

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THE SCENIC ROUTE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Lovely prose and quirky observations carry Kirshenbaum's seventh novel (An Almost Perfect Moment, 2004, etc.)."
Kirshenbaum's distinctive voice transforms a lightly plotted novel into an enchanting, tangent-strewn meditation on memory, love and luck. Read full book review >

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HESTER AMONG THE RUINS by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

The story of two lovers whose lives are profoundly shaken by echoes of the Holocaust: a German medievalist and the woman who, while writing his biography, falls in love with him. Read full book review >

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AN ALMOST PERFECT MOMENT by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Funny and a little grotesque—but pure New York."
If the mother of Jesus was Jewish, then why can't Valentine Kessler be a Madonna? Read full book review >

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HISTORY ON A PERSONAL NOTE by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1995

"The kind of narrowly focused writing that declares sophistication but, in its way, is as parochial as any."
A second collection from Kirschenbaum (after Married Life, 1990): l6 stories, some of which have previously appeared in magazines like Outerbridge and the Indiana Review, that self- consciously chronicle female city-sophisticates' quests for identity and meaning. Read full book review >

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MADBOY by Richard Kirshenbaum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A shimmering piece of work, in which the flash illuminates the creative act."
Kirshenbaum submits a vibrant, educational look at his days as creative director of his New York City advertising company. Read full book review >

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ISN'T THAT RICH? by Richard Kirshenbaum
NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2015

"A witty, eye-opening collection."
A New York City-based advertising executive candidly reflects on the tastes, habits, and lifestyles of his superrich Upper East Side acquaintances and their friends. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN IS HIGH by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A book that includes sex, drugs, piracy, a homicidally dysfunctional family, official corruption on two continents and a rousing finale that will bring all your moral self-righteousness to the surface."
A deportation proceeding that seems based on a simple misunderstanding plunges Oregon attorney Barbara Holloway (Cold Case, 2008, etc.) into kidnapping, murder and other high crimes and misdemeanors. Read full book review >