Search Results: "Cathleen Miller"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1998

"On all counts, an outstandingly dramatic and moving tale. (8 pages color photos, not seen) (Film rights to Rocket Films, UK; author tour)"
The tale of a courageous woman's struggles to come to terms with her Somali childhood, including her experience of female genital mutilation (FGM). Read full book review >

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CHAMPION OF CHOICE by Cathleen Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A long-winded view of a fascinating game-changer."
A dense biography of Dr. Nafis Sadik, who changed the world for women through her work on population control. 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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BEACHMONT LETTERS by Cathleen Twomey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Part historical fiction, part romance, this moving tale for teenage girls has a gratifying conclusion refreshingly free of clichés. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
While WWII rages on, Americans are making sacrifices to help the war effort; 17-year-old Eleanor Driscoll's sacrifices are not optional. Read full book review >

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BAD JUDGMENT by Cathleen Calbert
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Calbert speaks of woe and worry in patterned responses that begin to waver."
paper 1-889330-24-8 The second book by this Rhode Island College professor everywhere proclaims its bad girl attitude: like so many poets of her tough ilk, Calbert likes to say "fuck" a lot, bids farewell to old-school feminism (—I can say "bitch" with impunity—), and boasts of her lusty past. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE LETTER by Cathleen Schine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Graceful but minor fiction."
The author of three previous novels returns with a disappointingly sedate summer romance set in a bookstore. Read full book review >

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I REMEMBER YOU by Cathleen Davitt Bell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Alas, unmemorable. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
This romance with a dash of time travel and a hint of war smacks of a Nicholas Sparks novel for teens. Read full book review >