Search Results: "Ellen Sussman"


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BAD GIRLS by Ellen Sussman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 1, 2007

"First-rate execution by top-notch talent saves a shaky premise."
Grasping-at-straws anthology compiled by California novelist Sussman (On a Night Like This, 2004). Read full book review >

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FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"Pleasantly evocative escape to the City of Love."
Three attractive French tutors guide each of their American charges through an unforgettable day in Paris. Read full book review >

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THE PARADISE GUEST HOUSE by Ellen Sussman
Released: March 26, 2013

"A respectful and earnest but far from edgy treatment of devastation's aftermath."
Two damaged people reach tentatively toward healing after the 2002 terrorist bombing in Bali. Read full book review >

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ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS by Ellen Sussman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Good sex scenes in an otherwise run-of -the-mill pseudo-literary romance."
Dying woman finds true love before it's too late—in a so-so debut. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN OASIS by Paul Sussman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Above-average middle doesn't quite compensate for a slow start and painfully bloated conclusion."
Egyptologists, gangsters and spies race across the desert in search of an ancient oasis and the treasure concealed therein. Read full book review >

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STRAY by Elissa Sussman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Readers who remain intrigued by Aislynn's world will have to wait for the next book. (Fantasy. 12-18)
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Fairy-tale tropes are turned on their heads in this exploration of class and ideology. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SECRET OF THE TEMPLE by Paul Sussman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Clunky prose swaddles a frantic but unexceptional plot."
The search for a hidden treasure that will be either a blessing or a curse for the state of Israel reopens wounds from the Holocaust and threatens to worsen the state of Arab-Israeli relations, if such a thing is possible. Read full book review >

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THE LABYRINTH OF OSIRIS by Paul Sussman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A mayhem-rich view of the world through the eyes of mummies and villains, and a lot of fun."
Taut, entertaining archaeological murder mystery-meets-spy thriller by genre-meister Sussman (The Hidden Oasis, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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TIME OFF FROM GOOD BEHAVIOR by Susan Sussman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1991

"Generous, madcap—and heartwarming."
Midlife crises strike two marriage partners simultaneously, resulting in a more-amusing-than-average romantic comedy by the author of The Dieter (1988). Read full book review >

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MAVERICK by Jr. Weicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 1995

"Disjointed, but a good antidote to the Gingrichian vision."
Breezy reflections from a political veteran who thinks government can still work. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"As a memoirist, Jones is preaching to the choir: although fans will enjoy his account, he's unlikely to win many new ones."
A popular gospel television program host and executive producer offers short personal anecdotes in this slim, insubstantial autobiography. Read full book review >

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OTTO GROWS DOWN by Michael Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2009

"Genuine issue gracefully handled. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rash wish turns a boy into a little Benjamin Button. Read full book review >