Search Results: "Elinor Batezat Sisulu"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"An uplifting book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The poignant story of a black South African gogo, or grandmother, who, after generations of struggle, votes in the historic democratic elections of 1994. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"A lively and perceptive look at life in parts of the world few Westerners will ever experience firsthand."
A sharp-eyed, intrepid journalist's account of her recent experiences living, teaching, and traveling in Muslim Central Asia and the Near East. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"It didn't come cheap, but Fuchs has achieved a beautiful balance of humor and tragedy—all wrung from the same mess of real life."
Wry account of a once-alienated daughter who becomes ever more entwined with her mother as the older woman makes a memorable decline. Read full book review >

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I CAN'T COMPLAIN by Elinor Lipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"A feast of bite-sized morsels of humor and wisdom."
Accomplished novelist Lipman (Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus, 2012, etc.) exposes her journalistic roots by collecting over 30 "(all too) personal" essays and columns that have appeared in a number of periodicals. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY MAN by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Another romantic comedy from the always clever Lipman."
Lipman (My Latest Grievance, 2006, etc.) returns with the story of a retired, gay New York lawyer who finds himself happily embroiled with his ex-wife's now adult daughter. Read full book review >

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THE LADIES' MAN by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Funny, dumb, good-natured, predictable, and slick: Lipman knows what she wants to do and does it very well."
A romantic comedy of errors by the novelist whose previous labors in this vineyard (Isabel's Bed, 1995, etc.) have established her as a master hand. Read full book review >

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THE PURSUIT OF ALICE THRIFT by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2003

"A clever sweet tart, more tart that sweet."
Popular for sprightly if predictable romantic comedies (The Dearly Departed, 2001, etc.), Lipman stretches her boundaries in her newest by letting readers know early on that her lovers will not end up happily every after—at least not together. Read full book review >

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THE INN AT LAKE DEVINE by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"An upbeat and amusing romp through what is usually a minefield, by a writer who deftly makes her points but never preaches. (Author tour)"
Lipman (Isabel's Bed, 1995, etc.) again celebrates romance grounded in the real world as she wittily details love's rout of prejudice by two young couples. Read full book review >

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UNINVITED DAUGHTERS by Elinor Spielberg
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A writer to watch."
An unpretentious first novel, set mostly in northern Vermont, that says many wise and witty things about love and life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A carefully focused portrait that shows that all women may be sisters, but that even sisters have fundamental and legitimate differences."
A carefully researched and cool-headed study of the women of the political right, freed here from their image as meek followers of militant men. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Crackling with energy, Burkett's report is a good dose of high school for those who have been away for a while—turbulent, unstable, and unpredictable, with a company of survivors cast as graduates."
The strange world of the American suburban high school, an incubator in which it is a marvel that any graduates hatch, snappily chronicled by Miami Herald journalist Burkett (The Right Women, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEARLY DEPARTED by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2001

"Austen would have approved: astringency with a happy ending."
Another sharply observed, if avowedly romantic, comedy of manners from Lipman (The Ladies' Man, 1999, etc.), an unreconstructed Janeite. Read full book review >