Search Results: "Gigi Levangie Grazer"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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MACADOO OF THE MAURY RIVER by Gigi Amateau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Macadoo's story will please very enthusiastic horse lovers—and only them. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This slender novel follows the life of a Belgian draft horse from his yearling days in a pasture in Alberta through several owners until he finds his true calling as a therapeutic and vaulting horse at a riding center in Virginia. Read full book review >

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CHANCEY OF THE MAURY RIVER by Gigi Amateau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"The question is whether readers will make it that far. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There's a reason Black Beauty has been abridged so many times: The language of the original is old-fashioned, stilted and frankly boring. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"At its best moments, good bubble-bath reading. But the best moments are rare."
A rambling, energetic memoir about identity and familial culture. Read full book review >

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THE ELUSIVE ELIXIR  by Gigi Pandian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2017

"The unbelievable premise is no problem given the inventive powers of Pandian, whose alchemist series (The Masquerading Magician, 2016, etc.) is enriched this time by her sharper focus on developing her characters' back stories."
A gifted alchemist may have to choose between rescuing a friend and keeping her own identity secret. Read full book review >

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TWO FOR JOY by Gigi Amateau
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"A deceptively simple, warmhearted tale, particularly apt for chapter-book readers with similar experiences or an interest in multigenerational stories. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When feisty great-aunt Britannia falls and hurts herself for the fourth time in two years, 8-year-old Jenna and her mom, a nurse, invite "Tannie" to come and live with them. Read full book review >