Search Results: "E.M. Nathanson"


BOOK REVIEW

KNIGHT'S CROSS by E.M. Nathanson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

The author of A Dirty Distant War (1987), etc., teams up with a career soldier/spy on a thriller about a top-secret OSS effort to round up Hitler and his cronies before they can commit suicide or otherwise escape the crashing Third Reich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 7, 1994

"For all her familiarity with the life and works, Beauman's approach, tone, and style are simply inappropriate."
Believing that Forster (1879-1970) wrote ``five of the greatest novels in our language,'' Beauman (A Very Great Profession—not reviewed, on women novelists) argues that they are the product of his long period of sexual repression, that finding ``sexual happiness'' at age 40 put an end to his fiction, turning him into a journalist, a sage, an academic, and a ``Closet Queen'' who spent his latter years in an extended furtive relationship with a bisexual married police officer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 10, 1947

"For a rather special intellectual market."
For most readers, Forster is identified with A Passage to India (1924)- which those who haven't read intend some day to read, and those who have intend to reread. Read full book review >

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Released: April 11, 2006

"A warm portrait of motherhood and the struggles of being a single parent."
From a working single mother, a colorful account of the struggles and triumphs of raising her son while maintaining her sanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT ROOM by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Goldman is a rare writer who can present the story from the point-of-view of either gender; as a result, this novel will reach deep inside readers' own hopes and dreams. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a bizarre premise, seven high-school juniors take part in an experiment with virtual reality: a simulation of their ten-year reunion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Deadbringer by E.M. Markoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2016

"A bevy of rich characters, plot twists, and possible paths for future books."
A teenage boy who's able to summon souls and revive corpses flees with his uncle from those seeking to eliminate his kind in the first installment of debut author Markoff's fantasy series. Read full book review >

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GETTING LINCOLN'S GOAT by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Goldman (Money to Burn, 1994, etc.) has a snappy, comic style, dead-on for the genre; with a suspenseful plot, totally credible and fun characters, and enough romance to oil the works, this novel is simply a hoot. (Fiction. 10+)"
This comic mystery introduces a refreshing teen detective, Elliot Armbruster, a slightly nerdy 15-year-old who longs to be like his TV hero, Dangerous Dan McGrew. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"This concrete and powerful contribution will be required reading for all involved in the abortion debate."
Autobiography combines with a battery of argument and data in this passionate account of the author's transition from pioneer of abortion rights to champion of the pro-life cause. Read full book review >

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CASTLES ON THE SAND by E.M.  Tippetts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A fast-paced blend of high-stakes drama and average teenage concerns (sex, appearance, friends), capped with a welcome message of hope."
A 16-year-old girl burdened with a tangle of adult and teenage worries gets some unexpected help when a long-lost sibling appears on her doorstep. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEP OF REASON by E.M. Dadlez
Released: Dec. 10, 2011

"Though certain plot lines felt a little too drawn out and exhaustive, Dadlez succeeds in crafting an entertaining story by shining a humorous light on the backdoor politics and self-serving agendas in the world of academia."
A satirical story on the inner workings of a university and its reflection on higher learning. Read full book review >

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THE SHEIK by E.M. Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Or simply more fodder for those students of anything and everything: the so-called cultural-studies crowd."
Most remembered as the source for the famous Valentino movie (of the same name), The Sheik kicks off a new series from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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MORNINGS AND MOURNING by E.M. Broner
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Full of sound and fury, signifying very little."
An unfocused harangue that leaves the reader feeling as little sympathy for the author as for the traditional Jewish institution she attacks: the separation of men and women during prayer. Read full book review >