Search Results: "David Kramer"


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TO ERR IS DIVINE by Ágota Bozai
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 28, 2004

"A sharp and biting satire of the new face of Eastern Europe: a bestseller in Hungary and Germany that deserves a good run over here."
Second novel but first US appearance for Hungarian author Bozai: a witty tale that imagines the travails that befall a middle-aged atheist schoolteacher who finds herself crowned with a halo. Read full book review >

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RUTHIE'S GIFT by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A book and heroine to cherish. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ruthie, eight years old, is a strong and unforgettable character in the enthralling, old-fashioned novel that is Bradley's debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"Priceless firsthand advice on a subject still deep in the shadows."
The touching, instructive memoir of a couple facing the husband's death from cancer. Read full book review >

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TONI MORRISON by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This book will inspire readers and allow them to see that focus, hard work, and discipline have given Morrison and her work a prominent perch in our literary heritage. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An extremely well-written and powerful entry in the African- American Biographies series about a young girl who became a writer and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Read full book review >

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CLARA’S WAR by Clara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2009

"Lucidly told with deeply etched personality sketches, thanks to the author's use of her teenage diary, now in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum."
Besieged Jews are saved by the most unlikely of heroes in Kramer's Holocaust memoir. Read full book review >

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Good-Bye Def Leppard by Stef Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2008

"A captivating tale about growing up best suited for nostalgic members of Generation X."
In Kramer's debut novel, a middle-aged mother remembers falling into a complicated romance in the early 1990s. Read full book review >

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SHOPPING by Gavin Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Images of Tokyo today are engagingly rendered with precision and a knowing eye, but the characters in this flashy pool all stick to the shallow end."
Tokyo in all its dazzling, dizzying intensity serves as the intrusive backdrop to this smart if somewhat simplified story about an odd couple of British lawyers assigned there to work, one of whom fails spectacularly at adapting: a sharply detailed, prizewinning debut that was short-listed for the 1998 Whitbread. Read full book review >

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SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Riley's obtuseness makes her a uniquely incompetent detective, an investigative reporter constantly surprised by developments less likely to ambush seasoned genre fans."
Another hot tip from her best informant, her mother, leads TV reporter Riley Spartz (Killing Kate, 2011, etc.) far from the Twin Cities to a murder among the Amish community in misnamed Harmony, Minn. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE by Larry Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Breathtakingly well-written. And how could one not keep reading, no matter how endless, a book with a line such as 'You don't just drop a penis like Tibby's into the narrative and let it go'?"
Vast opening salvo in a thunderous assault on the prideful prejudice that separates "us" from "them" in the time of AIDS. Read full book review >

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SWEET WATER by Kathryn Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 1998

"Too many things are going here, and they don't all hang together, but Kramer's best passages persuasively display her gift for meditative lyricism and energetic imagination."
Marital infidelity, religious mystery, and the ambiguities of both healing and guilt are intriguingly jumbled together in this ambitious third novel from Kramer (A Handbook for Visitors from Outer Space, 1984; Rattlesnake Farming, 1992). Read full book review >

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WHOSE ART IS IT? by Jane Kramer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Rutgers University dean Catharine R. Stimpson (Where the Meanings Are: Feminism and Cultural Spaces, not reviewed) provides an introduction that, while not as elegantly written as Kramer's text, usefully puts the debate into historical context."
Selections from Kramer's superb ``Letter from Europe'' series in the New Yorker—challenging, informative models of intellectual journalism for the general reader—have been collected in several books (Europeans, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A must-read travel book, especially for those embarking on the same journey Kramer so truthfully and helpfully records."
Based on the Gazette columns she wrote, Washington, D.C., journalist Kramer offers a moving and informative guide to a journey more and more Americans with aging parents must eventually take as they help them navigate their way through the end zone. Read full book review >