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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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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THE TAMING OF LILAH MAY by Vanessa Curtis
Released: May 1, 2012

"While reading the book is a bit like watching a train wreck, readers may stick with it just to discover what's happened to Lilah's brother. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this British import, Lilah May has major anger-management issues, but perhaps she's come by them honestly. Read full book review >

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RAGE OF LIONS by Curtis Jobling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"Give Jobling a hand for crafting a sequel that's even more lurid and action packed than the opener. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The second episode in a series projected to run to at least six cranks up the stakes, the gore, the body count and the number of super-powered were-creatures as the kingdom of Westland is overwhelmed by huge armies of invaders. Read full book review >

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BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER by Marci Curtis
Released: March 1, 2000

"Onlookers will identify with the infrequent episodes of conflict, in which tears run and hair is pulled, some of which appear a little staged; outweighing those are scenes that delight, moments of pure companionship to make other siblings smile. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A paean to sisterhood captures the girls at, mostly, their sweetest in bright, crisp full-color photographs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"A heartfelt slice of time, twining Gillespie and his father's love for each other with their love for the game of golf."
Canadian author Gillespie makes his US debut with a pleasing, personalized tour of one of golf's woolly precincts, the links in the Scottish town of Gullane. Read full book review >

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FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE by Curtis Cate
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2005

"A touch more readable than Ronald Hayman's Nietzsche (1980) and more current than Walter Kaufmann's Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (1974), both of which Cate complements but does not displace."
For the nonspecialist and philosophical adept as well: an accessible, anecdotally rich life of the "trenchant idealist" who turned philosophical idealism upside-down. Read full book review >

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PEPPER TREE RIDER by Jack Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1994

"Boring stuff, as the characters stick to the ranch, never leaving it except to go to town to trade and shoot a few outlaws- -and as Curtis, in his hardcover debut, sticks to the traditional saga of mysterious man saving desperate woman."
Another western with the same dull tale of an indecisive woman losing the man she loves. Read full book review >

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FIELDS OF BATTLE by Brian Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A fine sports book with a stirring extra dimension."
A veteran sports journalist revisits "the most unusual yet meaningful Rose Bowl Game" ever. Read full book review >