Search Results: "Christine Gross-Loh"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Current alarm over U.S. student global rankings will help give this persuasive book the consideration it deserves."
An intriguing look at parenting paradigms in countries where children are deemed to be the best adjusted. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"With its academic tone and spirited, convincing vision, revolutionary new insights can be gleaned from this book on how to approach life's multifarious situations with both heart and head."
A popular college instructor explains how ancient Chinese thought can be applied to everyday life. Read full book review >

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IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME BY NOW by Sandra Tsing Loh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"If some of Loh's comic references are a bit shopworn (corporate promotional parties, showbiz talk), that doesn't mean they aren't dead-on funny and true."
The author's patented sly under-30 humor renders her first novel a triumphant addition to a canon that already includes an essay collection, Depth Takes a Holiday (1996), and her much-feted one-woman show, ``Aliens in America.'' If Bronwyn Peters is such a good young liberal, listening to NPR, giving money to good causes and stalwartly maintaining a bohemian lifestyle in the wasteland of Tujunga, a tract-house suburb not far from L.A., how come so many bad things keep happening to her? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Like a long dinner date with that melodramatic, motor-mouthed best friend you can't imagine life without."
Outspoken writer/performer Loh tells all about being an industrious minivan-driving mom during a particularly brutal midlife crisis: "the year I exploded into flames." Read full book review >

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THE TALK SHOW DEFENSE by Ken Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1997

"A lively tale that packs more than its share of twists before settling into the inevitable mano a mano between Maggie and her prey."
Some people are born to knuckle under. Read full book review >

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A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM by Ken Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Queens Borough President John Fasio is finally taking the cue from his manipulative assistant Murray Gerber and allowing himself to stand for the New York mayor's job when the current mayor resigns to run for governor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 12, 2009

"A deft rendering of the down-and-dirty politics of the art world."
A behind-the-scenes history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"An incisive but somewhat tedious report of New York's 'new money.'"
Travel + Leisure contributing editor Gross' (Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles, 2011, etc.) latest chronicle of the .01 percent shifts to the other side of Central Park. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER MOTHER by Gwendolen Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Gross gets many emotional details about marriage and the intensity of mother-love right, but she milks her trendy issues to didactic death."
Gross (Getting Out, 2002, etc.) pits working mother versus stay-at-home mother in yet another fiction about women's ambivalent struggle to combine work and family. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2013

"A vicariously entertaining whirlwind of scrapbook memories from an author who can't sit still."
A travelogue from a restless journalistic globe-trotter who has freelanced his way across the world. Read full book review >

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SAME BED, DIFFERENT DREAMS by Hugh Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1991

"Strong passages and emotional resonance indicate quality craftsmanship, but ultimately this is a jumble of good impressions rather than a coherent story."
Utilizing Gross's firsthand knowledge of the country and its way of life, but curiously detached and disjointed, this first novel offers a view of modern Japan in crisis, focusing on the decay of a middle-class Japanese family in which the parents are placed at cross purposes by social conventions and personal needs. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING TO LOSE by Andrew Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 22, 2014

"A tightly wound, realistic thriller."
Best-selling author Gross' (No Way Back, 2013, etc.) latest is a hard-driving caper that chronicles the trials of a suburban divorcée seduced by temptation. Read full book review >