Search Results: "Gigi Levangie Grazer"


BOOK REVIEW

RESCUE ME by Gigi Levangie Grazer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2000

"Compelling it's not."
Two attractive protagonists are stuck in a B-grade first novel that substitutes sensationalism for credibility as it details their desperate efforts to live and love right in Los Angeles circa 1985. Read full book review >

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QUEEN TAKES KING by Gigi Levangie Grazer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"A sly, observant report from a rarefied world that's sure to be another big hit."
Grazer, author of the novel-turned-TV series The Starter Wife (2005), limns two modern American archetypes, the real-estate mogul and his bored socialite wife, doing battle on the moneyed playing field of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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MANEATER by Gigi Levangie Grazer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Mean-spirited, jaw-droppingly shallow, and hellaciously determined: Clarissa is one for the ages."
How to leapfrog through the Hollywood scene—using men as lily pads. Read full book review >

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THE AFTER WIFE by Gigi Levangie Grazer
Released: July 10, 2012

"Darkly humorous look at grief, L.A.-style."
After being widowed, a woman begins to see ghosts everywhere in Grazer's breezy postscript to The Starter Wife (2005). Read full book review >

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THE STARTER WIFE by Gigi Levangie Grazer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2005

"As much middle-aged chick-lit fairy tale as bitchy satire, with a minimal grasp on reality, though Gracie's voice is irresistibly engaging."
Screenwriter and novelist Grazer (Maneater, 2003, etc.) may not be happy to be identified as "the wife of" film producer Brian Grazer, given that her romantic satire intends to lampoon the way Hollywood wives of the rich and powerful are locked into soul-numbing pampering. Read full book review >

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SEVEN DEADLIES by Gigi Levangie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2013

"The most original admissions essay seen since Legally Blonde."
A 14-year old pens a premature and very precocious admissions essay in Levangie's quirky latest (The After Wife, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EXILE OF GIGI LANE by Adrienne Maria Vrettos
FICTION
Released: April 6, 2010

"That quibble aside, the bleak humor and plot twists bring a new perspective to mean-girl stereotypes. (Fiction. YA)"
Gigi Lane is just hours from ruling her all-girls school as the Head Hottie, the leader of its most exclusive clique, the Hot Spot. Read full book review >

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GIGI AND LULU’S GIANT FIGHT by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Inserts with cutout puppet figures for Gigi Pig and Lulu Mouse come with a suggestion card on ways to help children cope with and resolve conflicts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A new pair of characters portrays a realistic preschool concern with a certain amount of charm and subtle wisdom. Read full book review >

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CUCUMBER QUEST: THE DOUGHNUT KINGDOM by Gigi D.G.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An auspicious series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12) "
Little sisters can't save the day—or can they? Read full book review >

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THE MASQUERADING MAGICIAN by Gigi Pandian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2016

"Though many of the same charming characters return from the series debut (The Accidental Alchemist, 2015), the plot this time is little more than an excuse to trot them out again. Pandian hints that the next installment will focus once more on her main characters, which is what she does best."
An alchemist doing research on a visiting magician suspects he may share her talent, though with less pure motives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Despite inevitability, an anguished tale told with poetry and heart. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Inspired by the Haitian slave uprising led by black general Toussaint L'Ouverture, Gabriel, a literate Virginia slave and blacksmith, attempts to parallel that effort on his own turf. Read full book review >