Search Results: "Gini Kopecky"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 1995

"A refreshing departure from all the chest thumping and campfire flatulence of the recent men's movement."
Levant's practical, realistic approach to a new masculinity has little use for ``taking on animal names and dancing naked in the woods.'' Still, says Levant (Psychology/Harvard Medical School), men are at a point where they can and must redefine manhood. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF DJINN by Gini Alhadeff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"Meat-and-potato realists should steer clear, but those who appreciate artifice and abstraction in fiction—including language describing the narrator having her 'limbs waxed'—may be intermittently charmed."
A self-consciously artful concoction by memoirist Alhadeff (The Sun at Midday, 1997) skims the surface of a glamorous woman's life as shaped by her djinn, the spirit that's taken residence in her body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1997

"Alhadeff tackles complex relationships with humor and wisdom; listening to her reminiscences is an entertaining, frequently surprising, and moving experience."
A lyrical and literary memoir of an unusual Sephardic Jewish family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BITTER BUSINESS by Gini Hartzmark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Despite the multiple traumas of the anything-for-a-wound Cavanaughs, Kate's appealing mix of savvy and sentiment make this a friendly, lively exposÇ."
Superior Plating and Specialty Chemicals has been held exclusively by Chicago's Cavanaugh family for three generations, but it won't be for much longernot if Lydia Cavanaugh has her way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Madam of My Heart by Gini Grossenbacher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2017

"A seamier side of American history, engagingly told through one woman's unexpected adventures."
A debut historical novel that chronicles the struggles, loves, and joys of an exceptional madam in 19th-century America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM THE BROTHER OF XX by Fleur Jaeggy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"In prismatic translation from the Italian, these tiny tales sparkle with wit and worldly wisdom."
Most of the 21 stories in this wide-ranging collection are only a few pages long, and they're jewels of intellect and compassion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"At least."
In technique and impact the equivalent of a Fred Wiseman documentary, depicting one of the saddest and baddest subcultures of the social underbelly in a serial montage of girl ``gang- bangers'' (street-fighters) from Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Milwaukee, showing and telling it like it is. Read full book review >