Search Results: "Enid Shomer"


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TOURIST SEASON by Enid Shomer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2007

"A hit-and-miss collection, but its better stories are well worth attention."
Women in extremis are featured in this second gathering of ten stories from the Florida poet and author of the prize-winning 1993 collection Imaginary Men. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE ROOMS OF THE NILE by Enid Shomer
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"By weaving her own imaginative constructions in with actual journal entries of both Flaubert and Nightingale, Shomer skillfully combines historical plausibility and historical truth."
Alternative literary history—the conceit here is that Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert, both of whom traveled to Egypt in 1850, met on the voyage and developed an ardent friendship. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY MEN by Enid Shomer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Good-natured is something all these stories are—as well as remarkably versatile, seamlessly constructed, and revealing of our common life."
Eleven elegant stories proving (among other things) that American families are more varied—and more brightly fertile and warmly eccentric—than most liberal or conservative definitions dream of; winner of Iowa's annual John Simmons Short Fiction Award. Read full book review >

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A BETTER MAN by Enid Harlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Best by far for its wonderful set-pieces and takes—catalogues, descriptions, nostalgia trips—on the living city itself."
Harlowe (Crashing, 1980) offers the tale of a January and May marriage that will move some, though not more often than it will strain their credibility. Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET JOURNEY by Enid Futterman
Released: Feb. 14, 1998

"Lots of color photographs artily arranged throughout will seriously tempt all chocoholics, and the recipes look inviting."
Subtitled ``A Modestly Erotic Novel of Love, Longing, and Chocolate,'' this amateurish novella, playwright Futterman's first, is modest only in length. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC SKATEBOARD by Enid Richemont
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"But fans of the sport who occasionally open a book may find this one to their liking. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A half-hour of magical events occupies an entire chapter book: Danny's meeting with an ominous-looking woman takes a turn for the best when he lets her try his skateboard. Read full book review >

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PEGGY'S WARTIME MEMORIES by Enid E. Haag
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"An evocative portrait of family resilience amid wartime upheaval."
A young girl's life is unsettled by World War II in this vivid memoir. Read full book review >

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GONE TO IDAHO by Enid E. Haag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A tender but somewhat cloying romantic tale."
In this early-20th-century drama, a teenager sets off in search of her long-lost mother. Read full book review >

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THE CORRECTIONS by Jonathan Franzen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A wide-angled view of contemporary America and its discontents that deserves comparison with Dos Passos's U.S.A., if not with Tolstoy. One of the most impressive American novels of recent years."
The recent brouhaha about the death of realistic fiction may well be put to rest by Franzen's stunning third novel: a symphonic exploration of family dynamics and social conflict and change that leaps light-years beyond its critically praised predecessors The Twenty-Seventh City (1998) and Strong Motion (1992). Read full book review >