Search Results: "Elaine Szewczyk"


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I’M WITH STUPID by Elaine Szewczyk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2008

"Often laugh-out-loud funny, Kirkus editor Szewczyk's well-observed debut is a quirky, perverse take on dating that easily rises above the singleton genre competition."
A magical one-night stand with a strapping South African wildlife ranger has unexpected consequences in this screwball rom-com with a winningly sardonic heroine. Read full book review >

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ICE-CREAM CONES FOR SALE! by Elaine Greenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"As delicious as the story. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
As irresistible as its subject, Greenstein's jaunty text and marvelous pictures are also an object lesson in the joys and perils of research. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Shiite' but not 'Sunni'), skimpy source notes (two-thirds from just two books), and an index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Four months ago, every library in America needed a book for young people on bin Laden; now, this prolific nonfiction author delivers the biography she has spent three years researching. Read full book review >

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TERRORISM by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Notes; further reading; index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a simplified, sensational treatment of a complex topic, Landau digests newspaper, magazine, and TV reports to give a strongly biased account of predicted threats to people in this country. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"B&w photos; notes; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A fair, well-balanced account of abuses of human rights through covert action by government agencies, presenting stories from Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and the US, and incorporating just enough historical background for basic understanding, including some international involvement (e.g., US training of Central American torturers and Israeli training of the Iranian Savak). Read full book review >

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VOICE-OVER by Elaine Equi
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Despite her linguistic pretensions, and her Asiatic posturings, Equi's poems are just small in every way."
The Manhattan—based poet (Decoy, 1994, etc.) reflects the New York School sensibility at its most playful in this ninth volume, full of philosophic nuggets, jokey wordplay, and tiny'sometimes one-word—lines. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 1993

"Not much new, but smartly joined together. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
With a rich idea satisfyingly carried out, novelist/biographer Feinstein (All You Need, 1990, etc.) focuses on the erotic life of D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930). Read full book review >

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MURDER WITH RESERVATIONS by Elaine Viets
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Brave Viets (Murder Unleashed, 2006, etc.) preps by actually working the jobs she describes in loving and hilarious detail, giving her offbeat series a healthy balance between the banal and the bizarre."
The murder of a coworker threatens to expose a hotel maid hiding from her greedy ex. Read full book review >

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THE EUNUCH’S HEIR by Elaine Isaak
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Shallow, with creepy undercurrents: strictly for fans of the first volume."
A young prince trying to live up to a legendary father flees his society to find true love in this sequel to The Singer's Crown (2005). Read full book review >

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THE CIVIL WARS OF JULIA WARD HOWE by Elaine Showalter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"A rich life well deserving of reconsideration. Showalter provides a solid launching point."
An energetic new look at the author of the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" finds a modern feminist thread in the heroine's frustrated marriage. Read full book review >