Search Results: "Deborah Giovanni Chastain"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 31, 2012

"A heartfelt, unflinchingly honest account of a complex relationship."
In this debut memoir, an unnamed woman battles cancer while navigating an abusive relationship. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING DON GIOVANNI by Anthony Rudel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting speculation done clumsily in broad strokes."
Mozart puts the finishing touches on Don Giovanni with a little help from his friends—an idea that outshines the execution of it in a historical from the son of opera conductor Julius Rudel. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO SAN GIOVANNI by Italo Calvino
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"For the title piece and the one on Fellini, indispensable; the rest isn't memorable."
Precious little unpublished Calvino (1923-85) remains, and this is some: five slender pieces. Read full book review >

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THE PROSECUTOR by Thomas Chastain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Old-pro Chastain (the Perry Mason series; Nightscape, etc.) shuffles his boxcars so dexterously—two of Anne's cases hook up in a surprising twist—that many fans of the George Gideon stories will forgive writing as perfunctory as a Hollywood screen treatment."
Tough times for Anne Gillman, Manhattan's first female D.A.: What looks like a bungled robbery turned homicidal just might be a carefully planned murder whose investigator, chief homicide detective Charley Stenten, is smitten with the suspicious widow; the corpse of a serial romancer-killer's next-to-latest victim turns up days too late for the not-guilty verdict; the morning after Anne's secret lover, Lieutenant John Holland, warns new crime boss Roy Clayton that the old bosses have threatened his life, several old-guard stalwarts and their lieutenants turn up missing; and rumors of a rogue cop feeding Clayton inside info turn into a plot to discredit Anne and Holland. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A HIGH SCHOOL DISASTER by Emma Chastain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Awkwardness, drama, and a pinch of burgeoning self-awareness. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The chronicles of Chloe Snow's journey from self-absorbed high school freshman to slightly less self-absorbed sophomore. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Science and anecdote intertwine in this close examination of the bonds that bind humans together."
How and why intimacy is important in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUL BOX by Giovanni Raccuglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A deft novel about philosophy and the cutting edge of medicine."
In thisdebut novel, a cancer researcher tackles difficult ethical issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A supermodel-thin volume of upbeat, can-do mantras that would prosper with a higher page count."
In her debut self-help guide, Chastain, a successful businesswoman, encourages readers with examples of good fortune, serendipity and intuition from her own life. Read full book review >