Search Results: "Ellen Feldman"


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LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >

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NEXT TO LOVE by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Conventional in shape and content, this nevertheless affecting tribute to the 'greatest' generation is elevated by its empathy for the women left behind."
Sincere, at times piercing, Feldman's (Scottsboro, 2008, etc.) latest tracks the experiences of three women, best friends since kindergarten, whose fortunes are shaped by what World War II did to their men folk and their world. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2005

"Creaky joints, rough seams, thin characters, intrusively insistent evocations of the 1950s: a tale, nevertheless, that achieves drive, even some seriousness."
Feldman (Lucy, 2003, etc.), a.k.a. Elizabeth Villars, imagines there being another survivor from the secret annex besides Otto Frank. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE VIRTUE by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Feldman's (The Unwitting, 2014, etc.) well-researched treatment of the often tragic realities of the life of a formative figure in American social history offers much to contemporary readers living through current culture wars."
Margaret Sanger, the revolutionary fighter for women's contraceptive rights and founder of Planned Parenthood, joins the pantheon of figures whose lives have been turned into historical novels. Read full book review >

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REARVIEW MIRROR by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Feldman's feminist intentions become murky at times, and the intended suspense is nonexistent, but Hallie and Emma manage to save some face in this lukewarm portrayal of modern womanhood."
Having tackled magazine editors, ghost-writers, and first-time novelists, Feldman (Looking for Love, 1990, etc.), who also writes as Elizabeth Villars, now turns to freelancers and young-adult gurus in her latest spin on Manhattan literati. Read full book review >

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ELLEN TEBBITS by Louis Darling
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 1951

"An eraser clapping session, however, patches the quarrel."
It seems obvious from this entrancing successor to Henry Huggins that the author is as well acquainted with the whisperings, weeps and whoops of third grade distaff side as she is with the ways of young men like Henry. Read full book review >

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CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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THE UNWITTING by Ellen Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"While the role of what Charlie calls 'the left-wing Jewish intellectual mafia' during the Cold War remains fascinating (at least to liberal intellectuals), the schematic quality of Feldman's plot and characters limits the reader's engagement."
A conspiracy-theory novel about spies, lies and personal loyalty set within the insulated world of left-liberal New York intellectuals during the Cold War era. Read full book review >

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GOD BLESS THE CHILD by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Deft but unmemorable."
Feldman (Rearview Mirror, 1996, etc.) is like your favorite neighborhood take-out restaurant—the fare is reliable, but you—ll likely be hungry again a few hours after eating. Read full book review >

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BECOMING ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A tale of kindhearted, hesitant heroism, with a little vigilante justice."
Ellen and her blind best friend, Temerity, again take on the wrongs of this world, letting neither emotional scarring nor physical disability stand in their way. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE ELLEN by Shari Shattuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2014

"What could be a charming tale of redemption becomes a heavy-handed fable."
Abandoned by her mother when she was just 5, Ellen bounced from foster families to group homes, learning to hide from the world. Shy, reclusive and obese, she's socially invisible to most people. Read full book review >