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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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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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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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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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 >

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SEVENTH GRADE TANGO by Elizabeth Levy
Released: March 1, 2000

"Precocious preteens will find that this humorously empathetic take on budding romance is just right. (Fiction. 10-12)"
PLB 0-7868-2427-1 The content and concerns of Levy's latest is at odds with the young reading level and large type size, which may prevent this novel's natural audience of middle schoolers from finding a fast and funny read. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OPEN ROAD by Burt Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1998

"Funny high-octane fuel for fans of the comic nostalgia tales of humorist Jean Shepherd; crowded equally with typecast characters and vivid racing scenes."
Cartoonish coming-of-ager: a year in the life of a bunch of lovable New Jersey palookas on the upper-crusty open-road car- race circuit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1996

"A highly readable mixture of true crime and popular science that is much stronger on the former than the latter."
A compelling examination of a frontier where science meets the law. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Quirky and occasionally charming, but less than authoritative."
The education of a birding novice, enthralled through close contact with a red-winged blackbird in New York City's renowned avian reserve. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1994

"Real film food."
Levy (Film and Sociology/Arizona State Univ.) wrote 1987's overserious And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Oscar Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"An assertive blast, filled with punchy language and vivid images."
An attack on "female chauvinist pigs," women who make sex objects of themselves and of other women. 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 >