Search Results: "Dani Shapiro"


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BLACK & WHITE by Dani Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"Victimhood presented, as the title suggests, in stark terms, with only occasional flashes of insight."
Clara struggles to come to terms with her dying mother, famous for exploitative photos taken of Clara as a child. Read full book review >

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HOURGLASS by Dani Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A sharply observed and frequently moving memoir of a marriage."
The noted novelist and memoirist reflects on her marriage and the elusive nature of time. Read full book review >

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STILL WRITING by Dani Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Cleareyed, honest and grounded."
A best-selling author's thoughtful examination of her life and the creative process that has defined it. Read full book review >

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DEVOTION by Dani Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Measured, protracted prose leads this affecting journey."
A deeply self-reflective, slow-moving memoir about the longing for spirituality. Read full book review >

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PICTURING THE WRECK by Dani Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"A flawed novel, then—though, as always, Shapiro's gift for evoking the darker emotions is clear and strong."
From the author of Playing with Fire (1990) and Fugitive Blue (1992): another gloomy tale of upper-class guilt and betrayal, this featuring a psychoanalyst who longs to reunite with the son he lost more than 30 years ago. Read full book review >

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FUGITIVE BLUE by Dani Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"So for seekers after darkness, why not?"
Fictional take #2 for Shapiro, author of the roundly esteemed debut novel Playing with Fire (1990), points out what the artsy members of Yale's class of about 1980 did after graduation, while their squarer fellows were trading bonds on Wall Street. Read full book review >

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FAMILY HISTORY by Dani Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Static. Gracefully written, but, after the first few chapters, nothing builds until the uplifting (and unearned) close."
Shapiro (the memoir Slow Motion, 1998; Picturing the Wreck, 1996, etc.) returns with a "poor me" novel about a woman whose perfect family has disintegrated before her eyes. Read full book review >

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SLOW MOTION by Dani Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Novelist Shapiro (Picturing the Wreck, 1996, etc.) too often settles for clichÇs when she is capable of evocative and original prose, but her story accumulates emotional power as a lost young woman finds her way back to normalcy and a sense of purpose."
There are two wrecks in this strikingly candid memoir, and one reads with the fascination and horror of drivers rubbernecking on a highway. Read full book review >

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DANI SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Over the course of a year, Dani Shapiro committed countless hours to “The Virtual Dementia Tour,” a personal essay contending with her “obsession” as a writer: memory and time.

“I had struggled with it, finally cracked it, and was feeling really good about what I’d written,” says the acclaimed memoirist and novelist, whom Kirkus reached by phone at ...


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STRAIGHT TALK ON TRADE by Dani Rodrik
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, reasoned argument, of much interest to students of globalism and its discontents."
In this accessible text, a noted economist makes a case for a healthier global economy and shared rules and principles to support it. Read full book review >

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ECONOMICS RULES by Dani Rodrik
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A hopeful contribution to the reconstitution of a profession whose reputation has been seriously damaged, both fairly and unfairly."
Rodrik (Economics and Social Sciences/Princeton Institute For Advanced Studies; The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, 2011, etc.) challenges both his professional colleagues and broader public opinion regarding his much-maligned field.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2011

"Not an ideal blueprint, but Rodrik raises—and gamely tries to answer—some important questions."
An economist's idealistic proposal to take some of the global out of globalization. Read full book review >