Search Results: "Curtis Sittenfeld"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN OF MY DREAMS by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"An earnest, if somewhat underdeveloped, antidote to chick-lit."
The author of Prep (2005) goes a second round, to report on the romantic misadventures of a hapless, often clueless, young woman. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WIFE by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"This fictional first lady is a wimp and her husband a lightweight. So what's new?"
An elementary-school librarian marries the least promising son of an old-moneyed, intensely competitive Republican family and sticks by him as he rises from hard-drinking fool to unpopular U.S. President in this roman à clef from Sittenfeld (The Man of My Dreams, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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PREP by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Teenaged years served up without sugar: a class act."
A witty, involving boarding-school drama from Seventeen magazine award-winner Sittenfeld. Read full book review >

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ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Delight in this tale for its hilarious and endearing family drama, but don't expect to get the same level of romantics and Darcy-inflicted swoon that make the original untouchable."
Sittenfeld takes on the challenge of modernizing Pride and Prejudice as part of the Austen Project in her fifth novel (Sisterland, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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SISTERLAND by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2013

"A rich portrait of intricate relationships within and among families by one of commercial fiction's smartest, most perceptive practitioners."
Her psychic sister's prediction of a major earthquake unsettles a St. Louis woman's life in the latest from best-selling Sittenfeld (American Wife, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

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CURTIS PIPERFIELD'S BIGGEST FAN by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Young romance readers will love it and long for more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Although he's a year younger, Curtis is a talented guitarist and an aspiring rock star whose biggest (and only) fan is C.C., short for Cecily. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF DECLAN CURTIS by John Jeremiah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A classic mob tale with some welcome and unexpectedly fresh notes."
A debut novel blends loss, intrigue, action, and the criminal underworld. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"A flawed but fascinating examination of the unsettling intersection of a child molester, the Mormon Church and the American legal system."
A detailed investigation into a serial pedophile and respected elder in the Mormon Church whose years as a child molester continued even after church leaders were alerted to the abuse. Read full book review >

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BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER by Marci Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Why bicker when there's enough room on the skateboard for two and a frosted donut for every mouth? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gathering of brothers—sharply etched, bright photographs of pairs of them, younger and older, multicultural—celebrates harmony with nary a discord in sight (minor differences of opinion are of the most benign sort). Read full book review >