Search Results: "Elinor Langer"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"An absolutely top-drawer exploration of racist politics and its strange players, who remain legion."
An utterly well-written, utterly fascinating study of a racially inspired murder in Oregon, documenting the mutant Nazism that emerged in the Reagan era. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Most everyone enjoys a joke, but few appreciate being tormented. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hot and snazzy artwork carries this story of being more than just a little naughty. Read full book review >

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NOT GUILTY by Ralph Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2017

"Thoroughly engrossing, both the investigators and their investigations."
An uncle-nephew private eye team takes on dual cases involving the rape of a 17-year-old girl and a probable murder in this second volume of a mystery series. Read full book review >

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ELLINGTON BOULEVARD by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"A New York City novel par excellence."
Something's not right in the Big Apple. Read full book review >

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SIREN SISTERS by Dana Langer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Touching on family relationships, grieving, growing up, first romance, and Norse mythology, this is an exciting fantasy with a heart-stopping ending by an author to watch. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
On the cusp of her 13th birthday, reluctant siren-in-training Lorelei Salt, who soon will be joining her sisters in luring ships to their dooms with their glorious singing, finds herself responsible for destroying the Sea Witch's curse and saving her sisters' lives in this debut novel set in present-day Maine. Read full book review >

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THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"Lots of fun."
A dizzyingly clever novel from Langer (My Father's Bonus March, 2009, etc.) that explores the thin line between fact and fiction, and between memoir and novel. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S BONUS MARCH by Adam Langer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Poignant, but would have worked better as a long-form magazine piece."
A son searches for insight into his father, who died in 2005, by probing his fascination with the Depression-era Bonus March. Read full book review >

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THE VIEW FROM PENTHOUSE B by Elinor Lipman
Released: April 16, 2013

"This book has more romance and less satiric bite than the author's best comic novels (The Family Man, 2009, etc.)."
Lipman's latest is a post-financial-crash comedy about a 50-ish widow and her divorced sister living together in a Greenwich Village apartment. Read full book review >

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THE WAY MEN ACT by Elinor Lipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1992

"Compelling, darkly funny, defiantly romantic: a modern-day tale of manners."
Lipman's second novel may not have all the bite of her first (Then She Found Me, 1990), but, still, it serves up a ripe slice of love and life, late-80's style, complete with relevant issues: town vs. gown, truth vs. deception, and (the biggie) man vs. woman. Read full book review >