Search Results: "Elizabeth Diamond"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ACCIDENTAL LIGHT by Elizabeth Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"With matter-of-fact, precise prose and edgy characterizations, Diamond shows strong potential despite the spiritual gobbledygook that casts a phony redemptive shadow."
Tracing the aftermath of a child's accidental death, first-time British novelist Diamond combines elements of a ghost story with those of a psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW by Donna Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Powerful, but select audience carefully. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at dusk, a girl wordlessly tackles a demon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Train Station Park by Abby Diamond
Released: March 3, 2016

"A good message about self-acceptance, backed by charming images."
In this illustrated book for young readers, an old train who feels useless is reminded that he can still make kids happy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Not a particularly balanced book, but a valuable one in a sparse field dominated by even more egregious cant from both sides."
Sociologist Diamond writes on the four-fold mobilization of conservative power in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Diamond manages to capture the varied anxieties and discontents besetting a great newspaper as it tries to keep pace."
Gossipy, albeit exhaustive and substantive, status report on the New York Times from a perceptive observer of major media who teaches journalism at NYU. Read full book review >

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THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW by Diana Diamond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 27, 2003

"Romance-novel prose, transparent plot tricks, dreary cast: give the Donners a pass."
A tiresome tale about unsavory people unswervingly following the money, in a fourth outing (The Good Sister, 2002, etc.) from pseudonymous Diamond ("a bestselling thriller writer"). Read full book review >

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THE BABYSITTER by Diana Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2001

"Stock figures and telegraphed plot twists. Diamond aims low here and misses."
Still another bad-seed babysitter wreaks havoc, this time in an overwrought gothic by the pseudonymous author ("a critically acclaimed mystery and thriller writer") of The Trophy Wife (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"The prose is not brilliant, and there are apologies and redundancies that we could do without. But a fair answer to Yali's question this surely is, and gratifyingly, it makes clear that race has nothing to do with who does or does not develop cargo."
MacArthur fellow and UCLA evolutionary biologist Diamond (The Third Chimpanzee, 1992, etc.) takes as his theme no less than the rise of human civilizations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1994

"Avoiding romantic calls to return to the wilderness and arguments about women's inherent alliance with nature, Diamond directs attention to the cyclical nature of life and death, and provides a stepping stone for future ecofeminist efforts."
Diamond parallels the abuse of nature and the abuse of women to challenge ecological and feminist assumptions about population control and fertility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD SISTER by Diana Diamond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Filled with beach material but written with the excitement and flair of an economics text."
In a lifeless thriller from the pseudonymous Diamond (The Babysitter, 2001, etc.), two rich sisters fall for an Irish movie star who just might be trying to kill one or both of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"This immensely useful book will have wide appeal and leave many readers anxious to put their new skills to work."
A former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, Diamond (Law/Univ. of Pennsylvania) debuts with a superb how-to based on his immensely popular course on negotiation. Read full book review >