Search Results: "Elinor Langer"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A disturbing report—and especially timely, with American bishops taking a higher profile to counteract abuse. (Photos—not seen)"
A hard-hitting investigation of what the authors term ``the greatest public relations fiasco the Catholic Church has faced in recent memory''—the recent explosion of pedophilia trials and lawsuits involving Catholic clergy. 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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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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Released: May 10, 2011

"Historical fiction about the lives of young civil rights activists."
A college student gets caught up in the civil rights movement in Langer's debut novel. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1997

"An excellent introduction to what might be (and certainly should be) the next paradigm shift in education. (Author tour)"
A wonderfully thoughtful and thought-provoking follow-up to the author's earlier study Mindfulness (1989), this time exploring the ill effects of mindlessness in education. Read full book review >

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THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Marvelously intriguing."
Langer (Crossing California, 2004, etc.) skewers pretensions of writers and writing, editors and publishers—and perhaps audiences—in a literary thriller. 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 >