Search Results: "Dora Levy Mossanen"


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HAREM by Dora Levy Mossanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2002

"Too much fellatio for a standard Harlequin number but, other than that, indistinguishable from the Spicy Romance genre."
Idiotic debut following the erotic adventures of a young Jewish maiden as she's initiated into the secret world of a Persian harem, to emerge as the most powerful woman in the realm. Read full book review >

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SCENT OF BUTTERFLIES by Dora Levy Mossanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Although Mossanen's prose is at times sensual and haunting, the overall narrative never effectively transitions beyond the caterpillar stage."
Mossanen (The Last Romanov, 2012, etc.) presents a dark novel steeped in international traditions about a woman, betrayed by those whom she holds dearest, who teeters on the brink of sanity. Read full book review >

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COURTESAN by Dora Levy Mossanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Love of a romanticized time period—not to mention of perfumes and tacky fabrics—masquerading as fiction."
Three generations of Parisian courtesans exert their wiles on a series of none-too-bright men and get rich in the process. Read full book review >

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DORA BRUDER by Patrick Modiano
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Not a Holocaust memoir or historical fiction but a skillful reconstruction of a life that strides the two genres. (3 b&w photos, 2 maps)"
A hauntingly fetching book, centered on one teenage girl's avoidable death. Read full book review >

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DORA & DIEGO'S VACATION ADVENTURE by Nickelodeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Engaging enough even for the car-seat crowd. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
"Wow! ¡Qué vacaciones!" Meeting many friends along the way, Dora joins Diego, Baby Jaguar and others from the show in an outing to the Rainforest Campground. Read full book review >

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PICASSO AND DORA by James Lord
Released: June 1, 1993

An intricate and intimate view of Picasso's aloof mistress and model Dora Maar, by onetime-companion Lord (Giacometti, 1985, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE JOURNAL OF DORA DAMAGE by Belinda Starling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Starling's cornucopia of ideas, research, issues and outrage tends to overflow, but there's entertainment in the novel's mood of near-comic irrepressibility and in its heroine—feisty, lusty Dora."
In Victorian London, a wife and mother must cross gender, labor and social boundaries to become a gifted bookbinder—of pornographic literature. Read full book review >

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MAMA CAT'S YEAR by Norma Simon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A fine concept book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A new approach to the changing seasons—depicting them from the point of view of a favorite pet. Read full book review >

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BIOMIMICRY by Dora Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"An intriguing collection of invention, engineering and scientific advances and potential developments for readers who like to know a little bit about a lot of things. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12) "
From Velcro fastenings to man-made marshes for wastewater processing, many modern innovations have sprung from observation and imitation of the natural world. Read full book review >

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THE RULES DO NOT APPLY by Ariel Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Unflinchingly candid and occasionally heartbreaking."
An award-winning journalist tells the story of how her formerly charmed life in which "lost things could always be replaced" came to a brutally abrupt end. Read full book review >

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DIRTY BLVD. by Aidan Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A valuable study of Reed, further cementing his totemic influence as the high priest of art rock."
A biography of legendary rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Droll middle school drama. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A lively preteen develops the "superpsychic" ability to converse with the dead, complicating her seventh-grade life in this lighthearted debut. Read full book review >