Search Results: "Curtis Sittenfeld"


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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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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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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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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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MAX HELSING AND THE BEAST OF BONE CREEK by Curtis Jobling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Combines gleefully immature ('buttmunch,' 'Crapsacks!') humor with witty one-liners and a fast, active pace—easy to enjoy. (Horror. 9-13)"
A school trip brings 13-year-old, quip-spewing monster-hunter Max Helsing into the middle of a new hunt. Read full book review >

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BOY ROBOT by Simon Curtis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A fascinating premise and plenty of action will attract fans who have patience for all the many extra threads. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The first of a planned trilogy by recording artist Curtis, this debut novel continues themes from his early song of the same title. Read full book review >

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MIRRORS KILL by Jack Curtis
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"The nuclear threat posed by postCold War anarchy in Russia warrants more serious treatment, even from thriller writers."
Former intelligence operative Tom Bullen finds himself lured into an intricate international web of death and deceit in this swiftly moving thriller. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN CALICO by Jack Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"About as sentimental as a rat trap: the best of the season so far. ($35,000 ad/promo)"
Old Western hand Curtis has published 18 novels (No Mercy, 1995, etc.), usually oaters. Read full book review >

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AMERICA’S MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Curtis White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2004

"Undisciplined work from a writer who becomes tangled up in his own obsessions."
An offbeat jeremiad inspired by America's cultural decline. Read full book review >

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ANARCHO-HINDU by Curtis White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A lunatic collage, emblematic of the chaos of ideas and influences out of which novels emerge, dominates this irritatingly uneven one by the author of Metaphysics in the Midwest (1988) and The Idea of Home (1993). Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTNING TREE by PJ Curtis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"Of particular interest to aficionados of all things Irish, this unsentimental evocation of an ordinary life in forgotten times deserves a wider readership than it is likely to receive."
An elegiac novel charts the life seasons of an Irish healer who weathers hardship, profound loss and the encroachment of modernity. Read full book review >