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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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: 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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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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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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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 >

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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 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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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 >