Search Results: "Diana Wagman"


BOOK REVIEW

DIANA by Jane Fincher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"Others may be moved to a contemplation of the peculiar modern fixation with celebrity. (500 color photographs)"
In one of what will undoubtedly be a host of tributes on the anniversary of her death comes a collection of several hundred color photographs of "the people's princess," taken by the only female photographer granted access to Diana by Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >

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DIANA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And unless it's simply a makeweight being used to fulfill a contractual obligation, it's hard to understand why Fuentes allowed it to be published."
A roman Ö clef distinguished, so to speak, by feet of the samenot to mention other bodily parts lubriciously (if not lovingly) described. Read full book review >

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LIFE #6 by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Although Wagman follows the contours of conventional midlife-crisis fiction with a too-easy ending, thoughtful references to Greek myth and musings on the nature of survival give the tale a darker, deeper hue."
In Wagman's latest (The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets, 2012, etc.), a cancer diagnosis and faltering marriage cause a middle-aged woman to contact the lover she hasn't seen in years.Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY OCTOBER by Diana Wagman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Offbeat while also incorporating themes of tolerance, October's tale will have readers rooting for her every step of the way. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An ordinary girl, an unquenchable itch, a bizarre, spontaneously appearing flower-shaped ankle tattoo—and suddenly, four days before October Fetterhoff's 18th birthday, she begins to change. Read full book review >

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SPONTANEOUS by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"The frustrated desires of these characters are linked symbolically to the meat in Aunt Neddy's freezer. Spontaneous combustion microwaves rather than thaws, leaving its products ready quickly, and as well done as this exercise in flash defrosting."
Wagman's second (after Skin Deep, 1997), like a good Hollywood thriller, links an implausible premise to events convincing enough in their detail and swift enough in their development to carry the reader forward. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP by Diana Wagman
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A disappointing debut from screenwriter Wagman, especially considering its intriguing initial idea."
A first novel with a fascinating concept falters when it leaves the main premise behind to examine less interesting byways. Read full book review >

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF EXOTIC PETS by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"The opportunities for cliché are endless, but Wagman avoids most of them. Matters of timing aside, a satisfying glimpse into a herpetological demimonde—and the weird households of sunny SoCal."
A sometimes slow-moving but evocative study in the oddball psychology—or better, psychologies—that is as much a Southern California hallmark as sun and surf. Read full book review >

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BUMP by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Unsettling, witty, grim. The suicide notes are the best."
Four lives collide in a third death-obsessed fable from Wagman (Spontaneous, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"A guarded, and frequently routine, presentation of a life that might receive a more searching treatment after it ends."
Financial Times literary editor Dalley presents this detailed portrait of the charming and elusive Lady Diana Mosley—highborn society beauty, writer, and fascist. Read full book review >

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PRAISE HER, PRAISE DIANA by Anne Rothman-Hicks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A suspenseful tale of violence and loss."
Gruesome revenge for rape jumps from fiction to real life in this multilayered thriller. Read full book review >

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MARKUS AND DIANA by Klaus Hagerup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Quirky and humorous. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Heights paralyze, darkness terrifies and just about everything worries the cautious Markus Simonsen, a Norwegian sixth-grader. Read full book review >