Search Results: "Debra Ginsberg"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"An exhausting major treatise on just about everything, minoring as a mystery-romance."
A cultural discourse masquerading as a thriller. Read full book review >

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BLIND SUBMISSION by Debra Ginsberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Juicy, if superficial and guilty of many of the very tricks it skewers."
From memoirist Ginsberg (About My Sisters, 2004, etc.), a romantic satire about the publishing industry that combines what the heroine herself calls "bite the boss" with "bit the assistant" fiction. Read full book review >

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THE GRIFT by Debra Ginsberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Although Marina is a richly drawn, deeply involving heroine, the overly contrived plot sits uneasily with Ginsberg's earnest take on paranormal powers."
Memoirist and novelist Ginsberg (Blind Submission, 2006, etc.) mixes supernatural and film noir elements in this mystery about a woman whose living as a psychic falls apart when her psychic powers become too real. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a definitive study of the profession, but simply one woman's tale of table service and, equally, of her lovers, her friends, and her family. Served with a smile."
A fresh new writer and seasoned waitress will be your server for this memoir of a life measured out with coffee spoons. It's not the same story as Prufrock's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2002

"A stirring record of a mother's battle fought with zest, humor, and love."
Memoirist Ginsberg, who waited tables for 20 years to support her writing habit (Waiting, 2000), movingly details her experiences with a "different" child. Read full book review >

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THE NEIGHBORS ARE WATCHING by Debra Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Suburban noir—dark, funny and sometimes creepy; readers may be surprised at the amount of empathy they end up feeling for less-than-appealing characters."
A novel from Ginsberg (The Grift, 2008, etc.) about a middle-class, seemingly genteel San Diego neighborhood teeming with secrets that unravel in the aftermath of a California wildfire. Read full book review >

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ABOUT MY SISTERS by Debra Ginsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"Loving and candid, as the best family stories are."
A rich celebration of life with three sisters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Solid, like a junior encyclopedia entry, but not special. (Bibliography; index; chronology) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
After being one of the first women to attend Harvard Law and graduating first in her Columbia Law School class (after following her husband to New York City in 1958), Ruth Bader Ginsburg went looking for a job. ``I don't hire women,'' said a man whose position would someday be her own, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL GINSBERG by Allen Ginsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2015

"Except for brief introductions to the journal entries, Schumacher allows the selections to stand alone as testimony to an often outrageous, groundbreaking poet and tireless social activist."
A representative sampling from an iconic American poet. Read full book review >

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Released: July 27, 2000

"But it isn't really poetry."
A labor of love by one of the second-generation Beats. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC AND ALLEN GINSBERG by Bill Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2010

"Stay tuned as the long, strange trip unfolds."
It seems fitting, somehow, that the correspondence of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, literary rebels and scourges of convention, should begin with a prison postmark. Read full book review >