Search Results: "Daphne Merkin"


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THIS CLOSE TO HAPPY by Daphne Merkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"It's hard to find much solace within the relentless gloom—however insightfully explored—of one writer's depression."
A writer reflects on her unceasing struggle with clinical depression. Read full book review >

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DREAMING OF HITLER by Daphne Merkin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 1997

"Pungent observations tempered by graceful interpretation—and some very sharp wit."
A collection of essays and articles that startle, charm, challenge, amuse, and elucidate. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Essays that go down like candy but nourish like health food."
A veteran essayist for the New Yorker and numerous other significant publications returns with an eclectic collection of pieces, all of which feature her unique style and voice. Read full book review >

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ALIVE AND WELL IN PRAGUE, NEW YORK by Daphne Grab
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"These flaws notwithstanding, an excellent narrative voice, touching emotional connection and playful rural activities will take readers on their own relaxing hayride. (Fiction. YA)"
A Manhattan teen lives upstate while adapting to her father's illness. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

Stories of varying quality selected to draw YAs into a consideration of prejudice and the possibility of transformation. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN SICILY by Daphne Phelps
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A charming memoir that only begins to uncover the myriad facets of life and culture in Sicily. (8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Another memoir by a British subject extolling the virtues of Italy and the Italians. Read full book review >

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SUPER IN THE CITY by Daphne Uviller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Funny, enjoyable caper about a dirty job and the unlikely young woman who takes it on."
New York singleton's overactive imagination lets loose when she becomes the superintendent of her apartment building. Read full book review >

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CALAMITY by Daphne Kalotay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Unsatisfying as a proto-novel and wildly uneven as stand-alone stories."
Best friends grow into young womanhood, in a debut collection of a dozen interlocking tales. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN WINTER by Daphne Kalotay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"An auspicious first novel, elegantly written and without a false note."
Sweeping transgenerational novel, short-story writer Kalotay's (Calamity and Other Stories, 2005) first, of the Soviet era and its discontents. Read full book review >

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SIGHT READING by Daphne Kalotay
Released: May 21, 2013

"Unfortunately, just when the motifs of cognitive dissonance and self-deception are about to deliver a fitting climax, the piece resolves with an anodyne coda of unearned redemption."
Kalotay's soulful second novel chronicles the collateral damage three classical musicians inflict on the people who love them. Read full book review >

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FIFTY SHAMES OF EARL GREY by Fanny Merkin
Released: July 31, 2012

"Anna may learn to laugh with, instead of at, Grey, but the constant lampooning leaves the reader numb."
Can a young, preternaturally successful corporate executive overcome his 50 shameful secrets to find true love? Read full book review >

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ARMY BRATS by Daphne Benedis-Grab
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Nonmilitary kids should enjoy seeing the challenges and fun of living on base. A series, perhaps? (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Bailey family adjusts to life on a military post for the first time. Read full book review >