Search Results: "Erica Heller"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An affectionate family scrapbook crafted with a bittersweet blend of humor and pathos."
A daughter's loving tribute to her famous father and the iconic Manhattan apartment building that housed their family's joys and sorrows. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING TO BE ERICA by Michelle Painchaud
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 21, 2015

"A thriller premise with a satisfying shades-of-gray resolution. (Suspense. 14-17)"
Raised up by her foster father to become the world's best con artist, Violet's disguised as a girl who's both very rich and very dead. Read full book review >

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SIGN LANGUAGE: ABC by Lora Heller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Other books do it better (with sensitivity): Handsigns, by Kathleen Fain (1993), and The Handmade Alphabet, by Laura Rankin (1991). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Clean, digital illustrations depict one word for each letter of the alphabet in sign language. Read full book review >

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UP THE WALL by Nicholas Heller
ADVENTURE
Released: May 26, 1992

"A novel notion, elaborated with imagination and style. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everywhere the small narrator goes, someone in his family is busy and asking him to be quiet. Read full book review >

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THE BELIEVERS by Zoë Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"Tom Wolfe might once have had vicious fun with such material, but this novel lacks the edge to make it sharper than soap opera."
This sociopolitical comedy of manners concerning a radical lawyer in a coma is beyond the novelist's satiric command. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A convincing, passionate account that both educates and infuriates."
The author's account of his December 2005 voyage with a radical captain and crew who risk their lives to halt the Japanese whale hunt off Antarctica. Read full book review >

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NOW AND THEN by Joseph Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Knowing, winningly funny, and engagingly bittersweet."
The author of Catch-22 and five other novels looks back on the Brooklyn streets that spawned his twisted sense of humor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1992

"Armchair reportage that adds up to little more than an anecdotal patchwork, conspicuously deficient in unifying threads."
The British author of The Decision Makers (1989) and other wry commentaries on big business now offers a tattered appreciation of the managerial talents required to prevail in the three-way battle for world economic dominion. Read full book review >

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SOME NERVE by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"A breezy, if implausible, love story."
Hollywood celebrity journalist loses her job but finds herself when she returns to her hometown and becomes a hospital volunteer. Read full book review >

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WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? by Zoë Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Unbelievable yet compelling: it's almost as if Heller tried for a salacious potboiler and ended up—her talent refusing not to intrude—with a portrait that remains indelible. Watch for her next, whatever it may be."
After Everything You Know (2000) comes the tale of a London art teacher, married with children, who has an affair with a student of 15. Read full book review >