Search Results: "Dana Sachs"


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THE SECRET OF THE NIGHTINGALE PALACE by Dana Sachs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A solid story."
Sachs (If You Lived Here, 2007, etc.) takes a conventional literary device—a road trip—and uses compassion, humor and good writing to transform the journey into a memorable story. Read full book review >

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GOLDMAN SACHS by Lisa Endlich
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1999

"A new, complimentary angle on the ethnology of Wall Street. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The recondite investment bank whose very name evokes bags of gold, a firm as puissant as any on Wall Street, is investigated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Sure to arouse controversy and debate, the book raises important and timely questions about the wisdom of and motivation behind humanitarian efforts to remove children from nations embroiled in strife."
An investigation into the 1975 airlift of Vietnamese children to the United States. Read full book review >

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IF YOU LIVED HERE by Dana Sachs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Facile treatment of a difficult subject."
Glib exploration of international adoption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"Vividly detailed vignettes of living with a remarkably generous people who are determined to move on."
An American journalist's low-key but affectionate account of her extended visits to Vietnam, beginning in the early 1990s, that reflect more personal than political reactions to a country recovering from its war-torn past and tentatively embracing western culture. Read full book review >

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DYING FOR DANA by Jim Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

Max Travis, the white-knight ADA of Portland, Oregon, is in big trouble this time, and it's all his fault. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF DOCTOR SACHS by Martin Winckler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Our inherent fascination with medical stories aside, Winckler's patiently detailed exploration of a life lived almost solely for others makes his low-keyed tale as heartwarming and life-affirming an experience as it is an unpretentiously realistic one."
A piecemeal portrait of the days of a provincial French physician, this appealing 1997 novel (the second by its relatively late-blooming author, himself a retired doctor) won France's Prix du Livre Inter (just how many French literary prizes are there, by the way?) and was the basis for a highly popular recent film. Read full book review >

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WHY I LEFT GOLDMAN SACHS by Greg Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"The author's personal account of the many facets of daily life at Goldman Sachs gives his memoir the power of persuasion and conviction."
The controversial former head of Goldman Sachs' United States equity derivatives business for Goldman Sachs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa chronicles his work for, and departure from, the Wall Street financial giant. Read full book review >

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THE NINTH by Harvey Sachs
NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 2010

"A fan's notes—eloquent, erudite, passionate and musical."
The year 1824, viewed through the lens of Beethoven's final symphony—a mix of cultural history, memoir and musicology. Read full book review >

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Marilyn Sachs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"But she also provides enough phone chat, mall shopping and family lore to make it all sweetly contemporary and much fun to read. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The middle child of five in a middle-class home, 15-year-old Alice is so involved in the plight of Mary, the middle sister in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, that she can't see the trajectory of the story and gets a C on her report. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH SANTA by Betsy Sachs
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

A "Stepping Stone Book" with chapters and enough pleasant, realistic b&w drawings to make the text approachable. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE A FRIEND by Marilyn Sachs
Released: Oct. 1, 1989

"A believable problem novel by an experienced author; the exasperation evoked in the reader by Vi's spoiled-brat behavior is a fair indication of Sachs' skill."
Patti, 14, idolizes her mother, Vi, just 17 years older than Patti: a girlish, effervescent companion who loves to shop, provides a constant supply of homemade cookies, and is a favorite with Patti's friends. Read full book review >