Search Results: "Doris Grumbach"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 1998

A disjointed but provocative account of a spiritual journey. Read full book review >

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COMING INTO THE END ZONE by Doris Grumbach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Interesting content, badly in need of form."
Novelist/critic Grumbach (The Magician's Girl, 1987, etc.) confronts age and mortality in this rambling, if elegantly phrased, journal of the year following her 70th birthday. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE by Doris Grumbach
Released: June 1, 1995

"Immaculate in prose and tone: one of Grumbach's best."
One's sexual nature and expression, inextricably bound up with one's creative destiny, can, when denied, result in a death-in- life. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN A DAY by Doris Grumbach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"By reducing her framework—in this case, from a year to a day—Grumbach has produced a pungent essence of a long and flavorful life."
A diary of a day that encapsulates the memories, reflections, and yearnings of a lifetime as gracefully as a FabergÇ egg captures spring sunlight in its tiny interior. Read full book review >

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FIFTY DAYS OF SOLITUDE by Doris Grumbach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

"If Grumbach went to the bottom of her soul during her lonely winter, she does not take the reader with her. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Graceful but essentially unsatisfying reflections on seven weeks spent alone in a house near the Maine coast. Read full book review >

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EXTRA INNINGS by Doris Grumbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Written with polish and erudition, here are some budding insights into—but no answers to—the questions of old age."
A meandering journal of novelist Grumbach's 74th year that chronicles a final move from Washington, D.C., to the coast of Maine, and that includes brief, often charming, reflections on such diverse topics as mayflies, oxymorons, authors, and death. Read full book review >

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DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"As with most books about the awesomeness of reading, this is most likely to appeal to children who are already excited about books, but it makes for an agreeable affirmation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris—a light-blue cartoon dinosaur who adores reading books—eventually wins over her skeptical, action-oriented brothers. Read full book review >

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CONSIDERING DORIS DAY by Tom Santopietro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"The author's writing is rough—the apt word, the eloquent phrase and a consistent tone elude him—but his perceptions will send readers to Day's CDs and DVDs for an overdue re-take."
This critique of Day's career shows that the major American icon was also a major American talent. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDMOTHERS by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"When you're dealing with an author whose track record spans a half-century and paradigm-altering works like The Golden Notebook, it's too easy to simply praise another excellent effort. Where is this woman's Nobel Prize?"
Four novellas demonstrating that 84-year-old author (The Sweetest Dream, 2002, etc.) still boasts a range and power few writers half her age can muster. Read full book review >

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BEN, IN THE WORLD by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"Isn't it about time this woman received serious Nobel Prize consideration? Few, if any, living writers can have explored so many forbidding fictional worlds with such passion and conviction."
Far from resting on her laurels, Lessing—who has been publishing for 50 years, and goes from strength to strength—offers this bleak monitory sequel to her harrowing The Fifth Child (1988). Read full book review >