Search Results: "Deborah Solomon"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN MIRROR by Deborah Solomon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A sobering but ultimately sympathetic portrait balanced by the author's critical sense and buoyed by her engaging style."
An absorbing biography detailing the public and private hazards of being America's favorite painter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Solomon intertwines a secret, small life with the great artistic movements of the century and tells a story that will intrigue even those who know nothing of the artist's work. (illustrations, not seen)"
Joseph Cornell, an American artist most famous for his quirky shadow boxes, is astutely revealed by Wall Street Journal art critic Solomon as a shy, complex figure—even more enigmatic than his art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A commonplace book more full of sound bites than a political convention: perfect bedside reading for academics who want to drift off to sleep believing that they really can make a difference in recalling the education business to its true vocation."
The brothers Solomon—Robert (Philosophy/Univ. of Texas at Austin; A Passion for Justice, 1990, etc.) and Jon (Classics/Univ. of Arizona)—take a bracingly common-sensical approach—in the form of 137 sermonettes—to the problems everybody agrees are dogging the American university. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"Virtually every teenager struggles with difference and identity; at its best, this book will help its readers understand and embrace intersectionality. (notes, further reading) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
How do parents react when a child is far different from themselves—and how do those children cope with difference? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GATES OF PURGATORY by Solomon Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 9, 2013

"An imaginative, if uneven, tale of carnage, angels and the hereafter."
Pike delivers a debut fantasy novel about a war in the afterlife. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"An on-the-money introduction to the financial fraternity's ruling class."
This blue-chip status report makes a substantive contribution to the growing body of literature of the pivotal role played by central banks in in the Global Village's financial affairs (see Marjorie Deane and Robert Pringle's The Central Banks, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN by Burt Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The book is billed as 'A John Hay Mystery,' indicating that there may be more to come. Solomon (Where They Ain't, 2000, etc.) depicts the scores of people around Lincoln with vigor and authority. His middling mystery is a passable MacGuffin for his rich historical offering."
Disturbing questions arise after the tragic death of Abraham Lincoln's beloved son, Willie. Could it possibly be…? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVE BOOK by Nina Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Happy endings abound in this novel about the power of love and friendship."
Women find love and friendship with the help of a mysterious guidebook in this novel from Solomon (Single Wife, 2003).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2001

"So good, so vitally important, but so . . . depressing."
A reader's guide to depression, hopelessly bleak yet heartbreakingly real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An engrossing story that hints at the fragility as much as the triumph of democracy."
How a high-stakes 1937 power struggle transformed America's judiciary and government. Read full book review >

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A STONE BOAT by Andrew Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An elegant and moving examination of a difficult subject."
Love and death make dramatic entrances in this elegiac first novel by nonfiction writer Solomon (The Ivory Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost, 1991) about a young concert pianist who plays for time while his mother is dying of cancer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1999

"While skewering the media, Solomon commits the same sins of which he finds them guilty: sensationalism, superficiality, banality."
Populist excoriation of the US media that amuses but never quite enlightens. Read full book review >