Search Results: "Candace Bushnell"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE FIFTH AVENUE by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"With a breezy pace that brings to mind a Gilded Age comedy of manners, the novel might not have anything new to say about New York society, but there are enough twists to keep it fun."
The residents of a historic Manhattan building are thrown for a loop when an elderly socialite dies, leaving her spectacular apartment up for grabs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER AND THE CITY by Candace Bushnell
Released: April 26, 2011

"Fans of the franchise will want to learn more of Carrie's coming-of-age experiences and will appreciate the sly wit that sometimes shines through—repartee at parties is occasionally priceless; others might enjoy imagining themselves in Carrie's freewheeling demi-adult world. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The sequel to The Carrie Diaries (2010) continues the mid-80s adventures of Carrie Bradshaw, before her appearance in Bushnell's adult novels that led to the Sex and the City TV series and films. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIE DIARIES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Yes, the sex, drugs and drinking will titillate, but Carrie's sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Before she made a name for herself as a New York City sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw lived in a small Connecticut town and navigated the perils of high school, the events of which she narrates here in the present tense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR BLONDES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Like a Bushnell character: glittery and irresistible but, likewise, ultimately unsatisfying."
From the writer of the original Sex and the City (1996), the source of the HBO series, four loosely linked stories (being marketed as a novel) about the glamorous exteriors and unfulfilled interiors of high-status, no-longer-young New Yorkers. Read full book review >

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TRADING UP by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A nearly nonexistent sense of humor unfortunately negates any vicarious pleasure to be got from either Bushnell's better observations or Janey's monstrous diva-tude."
Rapacious social climber gets the rich husband and fame she's always desired—and it's far from enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIPSTICK JUNGLE by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"If this is having it all, who wants it?"
Bushnell has traded in the 30-something singles of Sex and the City (1996) for a claque of desperately scheming 40-something powerhouses. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE CITY by Candace Bushnell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

Fascinating and haunting insights into the love lives of the rich and randy in New York. Read full book review >

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KILLING MONICA by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"The book's portrayal of Pandy feels both self-congratulatory and unintentionally unpleasant, the hostility toward male characters is virulent—the only good male in the book may not be one—and the sense of humor is nil."
Bushnell (One Fifth Avenue, 2008, etc.) is still playing her Sex and the City riffs in this self-referential sort-of satire about an author whose insanely popular fictional creation has taken over her life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY DANCER by Jack Bushnell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The long text and Jenny's size (she's 10 or 11) make this appropriate for middle graders as well as young listeners. (Picture book. 4+)"
A real delight, for the eye and for the spirit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEIRDNESS by Jeremy P. Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Exactly the sort of novel a literary blogger would write. Proceed with caution."
The devil went down to Brooklyn, looking for a little help from some hipsters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TRUST BETRAYED by Candace Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2001

"Even so, the fadeout, trailing as many loose ends as a broken loom, provides plenty of tangles to be sorted out in the continuing saga."
Imagine Braveheart without Mel Gibson: that's what Dame Margaret Kerr of Perth is facing at the close of the 13th century and the opening of this new series by the chronicler of Owen Archer (A Gift of Sanctuary, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT OF SANCTUARY by Candace Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"In all, a disappointing sixth outing for this often enthralling author."
Another labyrinth adventure for one-eyed Welshman Owen Archer (The Riddle of St. Read full book review >