Search Results: "Elizabeth Marx"


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BINDING ARBITRATION by Elizabeth Marx
Released: May 30, 2012

"A fun, if occasionally tedious, novel, equal parts heart-tugging and steamy—strictly for romance enthusiasts."
An attorney and a baseball star must come to terms with their complicated past for the sake of their ailing son. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF WORLD WAR II by Trish Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1994

"Maps; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
The war experiences of six young people: Hans Levy (b. 1928), who escaped to Britain (his parents died at Theresienstadt); AndrÇe-Paule Godley (b. 1923), daughter of a French diplomat, who joined the Resistance; and, born in the mid- 1930's, a London girl, a German boy evacuated from Berlin, a British boy interned in the Philippines, and a Japanese girl. Read full book review >

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HIM HER HIM AGAIN THE END OF HIM by Patricia Marx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A sprawling but very funny tale; if insecurity is the source of great humor, Marx has hit the mother lode."
The star of Marx's comic novel hits the low-self-esteem trifecta: She's a failed academic, a disappointing daughter and one man's emotional doormat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Despite organizational problems, a vigorous account packed with action and adventure. (Two b&w photo inserts—not seen.)"
As the Columbus quincentennial approaches, a swashbuckling marine archaeologist/adventurer and his wife—with over 20 books to their credit (Into the Deep, 1977; Still More Adventurers, 1976, etc.)—recall how for three decades he searched for and found evidence of pre-Columbian contact between the Old World and the New. Read full book review >

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SET TO KILL by Arthur Marx
Released: Feb. 12, 1993

"You can see why Gabe was put out to pasture."
Gabe Steele, a Hollywood mystery writer fallen victim to age discrimination, takes a job as manager of the theft-plagued Beverly- West Racquet Club—only to see on his first day two more locker-room robberies and a murder (retarded attendant Danny White, whom he'd deputized to keep an eye on the members). Read full book review >

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STARTING FROM HAPPY by Patricia Marx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A funny, sad and original take on the mating game."
Likable goofball Wally falls hard for aloof lingerie designer Imogene Gilfeather. Read full book review >

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ON THE WAY TO THE VENUS DE MILO by Pearson Marx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Thoroughly resistible."
An unusual, although not particularly exciting, blend of female self-discovery and modern-day pulp romance. Read full book review >

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LET'S BE LESS STUPID by Patricia Marx
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A sly, irreverent take on the latest obsessions regarding self-improvement."
New Yorker staff writer Marx (Starting from Happy: A Novel, 2011, etc.), the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon, brings her wit and quirky curiosity to the timely topic of mental acuity.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A well-researched effort that will undoubtedly add to general readers' knowledge about the food they consume on a daily basis."
Veteran food journalist Marx de Salcedo delves into a previously obscure organization in the Boston suburbs that influences perhaps half the items for sale in supermarkets. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Eccentric fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wee girl and a gargantuan boy prove that pals come in all sizes in this offbeat exploration of friendship. Read full book review >