Search Results: "Cathleen Jordan"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Truth in labeling, then: The title should be Murder Almost Medical."
Fifteen reprints dating from the venerable past (Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, Michael Innes) to the other day (Ashley Curtis, John Mortimer, Arthur Porges). Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF JANE by Cathleen Schine
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"In spite of genteel trappings and an exotic locale, which serves as little more than a painted backdrop: a penetrating, smooth, and often clever portrait of a woman finding herself. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
Schine's fifth novel (after the bestselling The Love Letter, 1995) again focuses on quiet revelations and the slow process of discovering what matters—as, here, a meek young woman on the rebound from a disastrous marriage escapes to the Gal†pagos Islands, only to run into her best friend from childhood. Read full book review >

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THE NEW YORKERS by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Comfy and inoffensive, but lacks bite."
"Love me, love my dog" might be the mantra of Schine's warm and fuzzy seventh novel (She Is Me, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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RAMEAU'S NIECE by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1993

"Smug and smirky in-jokes without much bite and less humor, regaled by and for characters who well deserve their narrow, complacent lives."
A pretentious tale of deluded love and lust in Manhattan's indulged academe—in a third from Schine (Alice in Bed, 1983; To the Birdhouse, 1990). Read full book review >

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SHE IS ME by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Capable but bland."
Three generations of a close-knit family—mother, daughter, and granddaughter, each supporting the other selflessly but nevertheless facing her greatest challenge alone. Read full book review >

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THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"'It's hard to be an old Jew,' as one of the characters comments, and it's not so exciting to read about them, either. If this is the beginning of a tsunami of books about aging by baby-boomer authors, let's hope things pick up."
A close New York-based family copes with aging and death. Read full book review >

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FLIRT CLUB by Cathleen Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Just the ticket for preadolescent girls. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two eighth-grade girls struggle with shyness but yearn to connect with boys in this epistolary novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Inspiring, yes, and as full of vivid anecdotes as a gossipy letter from an old friend."
A delightful series of interviews with accomplished women in their 60s that celebrates both the pain and the newfound freedom of growing older. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Infectious fun, but the tweaked version never quite lives up to the original."
Already recognized for her own witty romantic comedies of manners, Schine (The New Yorkers, 2008, etc.) joins the onslaught of Austen imitators. Read full book review >

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FIN & LADY by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Schine offers up a bittersweet lemon soufflé of family love and romantic passion."
In her newest, about a young boy raised by his madcap half sister, Schine (The Three Wiessmanns of Westport, 2010, etc.) joins the spate of recent authors attempting to capture the zeitgeist of the 1960s. Read full book review >