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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Though her quest for cleverness is occasionally relentless, Tsing Loh is a sharp, earthy observer of an eccentric world."
Humorous anthropology: a collection of Tsing Loh's columns about Southern California in the '90s, reprinted from L.A.'s hip Buzz magazine. Read full book review >

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I SEE, YOU SEE: DAY by Sandra Gross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"For a baby's first foray into books, there are far better high-contrast titles than this offering, such as Phyllis Limbacher Tildes' Baby Animals Spots & Stripes (2015) and Baby Animals Day & Night (2016). (Board book. 0-2)"
In this wordless board book, babies can explore everyday objects and scenes rendered in high-contrast black-and-white art. Read full book review >

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TURN TO STONE by Philip Gross
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good bedside reading, Bwahahaha. (Fiction. YA)"
A teenaged runaway falls in with a cult that's run by two sinister figures in this unsettling import. Read full book review >

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16 BANANAS by Hugh Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Thin and lackluster."
From the author of Same Bed, Different Dreams (1991), a tale of the Hollywood misadventures of a screenwriting upstart: in the tradition of—but hardly on a par with—Michael Tolkin's The Player (1988) and Peter Lefcourt's The Deal (1991). Read full book review >

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NO WAY BACK by Andrew Gross
Released: April 2, 2013

"Will appeal to thriller fans."
The latest from Gross (15 Seconds, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEN SHE WAS GONE by Gwendolen Gross
Released: March 19, 2013

"Death, life, redemption and music combine in a rewarding novel."
A teenage girl goes missing, and the reader learns the intertwining stories of her family and neighbors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2004

"A genuine page-turner: the weak-willed will lose sleep."
Captivating compilation of interviews with people in the arts, all first broadcast on Fresh Air. Read full book review >