Search Results: "Deborah Lutz"


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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: Feb. 14, 2011

"Neither as steamy as its title nor as impenetrable as the academic stereotype."
Illumination of how changing attitudes toward religion and sexuality transformed the arts and culture of Victorian England. 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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AND THE MONKEY LEARNED NOTHING by Tom Lutz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A travel memoir with short, provocative, occasionally inscrutable entries that will eventually tire even armchair travelers."
Postcards from around the globe, far from the beaten path of tourism. Read full book review >

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HOW TO START A FIRE by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"This novel is instantly forgettable. Fans and curious new readers should stick to Lutz's bestselling Izzy Spellman mystery series (The Last Word, 2013, etc.)."
Three friends try to muddle through their complicated lives. Read full book review >

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STORIES IN THE WORST WAY by Gary Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"But a little of this vision goes a very long way."
Mordant debut collection of terse stories (some only a few paragraphs long), featuring a playful use of language in the service of a grim vision of contemporary life. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WORD by Lisa Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2013

"Another fizzy round of Mystery Lite with the cast of You Can't Take It with You off their meds. Izzy seems even more dissociated than in her previous five outings, though fans will either cheer or not notice."
Now that she's assumed control of her family's detective agency (Trail of the Spellmans, 2012, etc.), Isabel Spellman finds that riding herd on the crazies she's related to is no bed of roses. Read full book review >

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THE SPELLMANS STRIKE AGAIN by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Rule No. 379: Don't expect Proust; just lie back and enjoy this tale of intergenerational gumshoe mayhem."
Bizarre clients, fleeting romances and byzantine rules of personal conduct keep a family of private investigators teetering on the edge of dysfunction. Read full book review >

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THE EX by John Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Veterans of Lutz's earlier New York paranoid fantasy might as well wait for the film now in production via Mark Lester."
Private-eye specialist Lutz, who did so much to popularize the genre of the nanny/cop/temp/girlfriend from hell with SWF Seeks Same (1989), is back with—what else?—the ex-wife from hell. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND EYES by John Lutz
Released: Dec. 11, 1990

The sixth entry in one of the better p.i. series currently available finds St. Read full book review >

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"I'm right here, with you" by Mimi Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"While earnestly written and heartfelt, Lutz's unwieldy life story may confound readers."
Sixteen years in the making, Lutz's whirlwind personal chronicle begins when her parents divorced and she and her mother immediately relocated to Portugal. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2008

"The Spellmans return with more personality than plot."
The dysfunctional Spellman family private-investigation firm is back in action with another heavily annotated adventure. Read full book review >