Search Results: "Delia Ephron"


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THE GIRL WITH THE MERMAID HAIR by Delia Ephron
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Having begun deliberately, the story moves quickly to its satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ephron pokes fun at the notion that the rich and handsome lead perfect, happy lives. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Delia Ephron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Thank goodness sibling rivalry isn't always this bad (nor is it so easily dispelled); but the Youngers' feisty cure makes an entertaining romp. (Fiction. 8-11)"
It's war—the younger sibs, fed to the teeth with the hazing they've gotten for as long as they can remember, organize a rebellion led by Violet Sparks, whose particularly obnoxious brother Simon (first seen swatting a juicy fly into Violet's hair while she's performing at a piano recital) becomes hostage and target for revenge: trapped at the Youngers hideout, he's read a list of gruesome deaths before being subjected to several stages of ``Death by Tickling.'' Meanwhile, the Youngers have learned to get the Olders' goats by ignoring their verbal abuse and issuing some of their own, as well as by giving them enough slapstick comeuppances to keep the farcical story moving and prod the Olders toward reform. Read full book review >

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HANGING UP by Delia Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 1995

"A steady dose of low-grade humor helps, but ultimately this portrait of a dysfunctional family cum telephone circle is only modestly affecting."
A first adult novel from screenwriter and author Ephron (The Girl Who Changed the World, 1993, etc.) blends satire and soap opera to portray three overachieving sisters and their deteriorating father. Read full book review >

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THE LION IS IN by Delia Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2012

"Although the life-affirming message is hardly subtle, Ephron delivers it with finesse."
Three women embark on a journey of self-discovery, facilitated by a giant feline, in Ephron's whimsical but winsome third novel. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY EYES by Delia Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Good, clean, lighthearted fun with a moral ending."
Author, screenwriter, and producer Ephron follows her first novel (Hanging Up, 1995, inspiration for the current film starring Diane Keaton) with another frothy family romp, this about a single-mom journalist who moves to a bucolic Long Island shore town to save her incommunicado 15-year-old from the perils of a Manhattan adolescence. Read full book review >

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SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG by Delia Ephron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A witty and often profound look at human behavior and all its absurdities, contradictions, obsessions and phobias."
When Ephron's humorous essay "How To Eat Like a Child" appeared in the New York Times Magazine, her first "big success," she knew she had found her calling. In this new collection of essays, she displays that sharply funny and compassionate voice. Read full book review >

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SIRACUSA by Delia Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"As the clues pile up, the coming storm is expertly foreshadowed—but when it arrives, it's utterly surprising."
A sojourn in a Sicilian village sorely tests the relationships of two couples. Read full book review >

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FRANNIE IN PIECES by Delia Ephron
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Frannie's response to her situation rings emotionally true, however, and readers will enjoy the time they spend with her. (Fiction. 12+)"
The world is full of things that can kill you, and 15-year-old Frannie knows this. Read full book review >

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THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON by Nora Ephron
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A delightful collection from a unique, significant American writer."
A thick collection of writings by the iconic Ephron (I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections, 2010, etc.), a year after her much-mourned death. Read full book review >

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Released: April 4, 1994

"An essentially silly story further weakened by a slow pace and feeble plotting."
Tales of obsession are this English writer's trademark (As We Forgive, 1986; Someone Wonderful, 1989); here, a middle-aged woman's obsession yields a late-blooming love. Read full book review >

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NEVER TELL A LIE by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Mild creepiness is overly scripted with workmanlike prose into a blend of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a humorless Monk."
Ephron (1001 Books for Every Mood, 2008, etc.) returns with the story of a Massachusetts couple who become suspects when an acquaintance disappears after attending their yard sale. Read full book review >