Search Results: "Gerald Shapiro"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN JEWISH FICTION by Gerald Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 1998

"There isn't a dud to be found in this consummately readable anthology."
paper 0-8032-9252-X Shapiro's vigorous and highly entertaining collection of 23 stories forms a valuable complement to Ilan Stavans's current Oxford Book of Jewish Short Stories (p. 1327). Read full book review >

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FROM HUNGER by Gerald Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Mostly, Shapiro redeems his characters' angst without simplifying their predicaments or simplifying experience."
A promising first collection of nine stories about men full of Weltschmerz and tangled up by affairs of the head; Shapiro's sardonic delivery is leavened by a black humor reminiscent of Bruce Jay Friedman. Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Miles Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Oddly abbreviated chronology; further reading (mostly Angelou's books); index. (Biography. 11+)"
Closely following events the poet has described in her several autobiographical volumes (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970, etc.), this entry in the Black Americans of Achievement series focuses on her youth and, with somewhat less detail, her early adulthood—the extraordinary range of successful careers, as cook, dancer, madam, singer, actress, poet, administrator, journalist, and professor, for none of which she trained formally (again and again, she landed a job in an untried field and carried it off with panache). Read full book review >

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MY WIFE THE METAPHYSICIAN, OR LADY MURASAKI'S REVENGE by Michael Shapiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A multilayered love story, cloaked in a demanding writing style that masks the true nature of the plot."
A stylistically intense series of vignettes chronicle the life, love and matchless intellect of a woman who is an expert on medieval courtly literature. Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS HUSBAND by Jane Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Such goings-on have rarely been so outrageously, horribly funny and yet so eerily familiar: this is writing at its most nuanced and exquisite. (Author tour)"
Trading the Jersey suburbs of her acclaimed debut, After Moondog (1992), for the brownstones of Brooklyn, Shapiro outdoes herself to pull off an absorbing black comedy again featuring an excruciatingly muddled marriage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"A well-crafted story that will appeal most strongly to baseball aficionados."
Parallel tales of two of baseball's greatest lions in the winters of their careers. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE TELOMERES by R.N. Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A quiet thriller—a little too quiet at times—that ignites in the final act."
In Shapiro's debut thriller, a teenager miraculously survives a suspicious plane crash. Read full book review >

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OOKO by Esmé Shapiro
by Esmé Shapiro, illustrated by Esmé Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Playful, joyous, and hip. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ooko, a fox looking for a friend, finds one—and also makes some self-discoveries along the way. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"All the royalties go to the charity Oxfam America."
A who's who of the New Age movement, and guests, prescribes a what's what for global change—and despite the brevity of these short essays by 52 celebrities with a conscience, there's much to chew on. Read full book review >

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DANI SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Over the course of a year, Dani Shapiro committed countless hours to “The Virtual Dementia Tour,” a personal essay contending with her “obsession” as a writer: memory and time.

“I had struggled with it, finally cracked it, and was feeling really good about what I’d written,” says the acclaimed memoirist and novelist, whom Kirkus reached by phone at ...


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