Search Results: "Daniel Mendelsohn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Like fine banquet fare: Some items to be wolfed down, some savored slowly, some best stored in the fridge for a later day."
Erudite, occasionally curmudgeonly collection of reviews and ruminations by award-winning memoirist Mendelsohn (The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"A forceful meditation touching on loss, memory, Jewishness and the vagaries of chance in human life."
An American Jew undertakes a quest to find out what happened to six of his own relatives who died in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Despite Mendelsohn's disturbingly excessive descriptions of his numerous one-night stands, his insights into the mechanisms of gay culture are interesting."
Mendelsohn's first book is a clever attempt to look at gay identity and family mythology through literary narratives of antiquity. Read full book review >

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AN ODYSSEY by Daniel Mendelsohn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A well-told story that underscores the power of storytelling."
An account of the lessons learned by a son and his father as they study the Greek epic together. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Incisive, reflective and unfailingly stimulating. It wouldn't hurt Mendelsohn to occasionally pass up an opportunity to remind readers he's the smartest guy in the room, but then again, he almost always is."
Another top-notch collection of previously published criticism from Mendelsohn (How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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CLASH OF HONOR by Robert Mendelsohn
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

A first novel about two grown children of WW II antagonists who seek atonement and revenge in modern Asia. Read full book review >

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I WAS AMELIA EARHART by Jane Mendelsohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1996

"Strange, slight, but wonderful: a modest portrait that manages to create some moments of exceptional intensity and power of feeling."
First-novelist Mendelsohn gives us Amelia Earhart's fictive autobiography, written as a message in a bottle from the desert island on which she spent her last days. Read full book review >

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INNOCENCE by Jane Mendelsohn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Must reading for anybody who thinks teenagers today have gotten bloated with entitlement: a scarlet will-o'-the-wisp fantasy in which adults and adulthood aren't stupid stiffs but agents of unimaginable evil."
Growing up in Manhattan can be hell, especially if you're the haunted heroine of this scary, tricky neo-gothic thriller. Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Jane Mendelsohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A family saga about the grotesque underbelly of wealth."
Mendelsohn (American Music, 2010, etc.) tracks the slow and gruesome fall of an elite New York family caught up in the darker side of capitalism.Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 1994

"A grim book that weighs vital questions of guilt, responsibility, and forgiveness."
The story of an SS war criminal, seen through the eyes of Holocaust survivors, and how it took 50 years to bring him to justice. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN MUSIC by Jane Mendelsohn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2010

"A magically consoling reminder that beneath the starkest case of wounding and healing is the music of love lost and found."
History repeats itself with a vengeance when the tentative relationship between a wounded Iraq War veteran and his physical therapist releases a torrent of memories, dreams and alternate lives. Read full book review >