Search Results: "Ira Sher"


BOOK REVIEW

GENTLEMEN OF SPACE by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"A mysterious and gentle tale of loss conjured out of a more optimistic generation's shattered dreams."
What if a civilian were chosen to join a mission to the moon—and never came back? That's the basic premise in storywriter Sher's debut. Read full book review >

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SINGER by Ira Sher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"Elliptical, unsettling and strangely fascinating."
A New Jersey gallery owner accompanies a traveling salesman on an impressionistic, campy circumnavigation of the South in Sher's follow-up to Gentlemen of Space (2003). Read full book review >

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IRA FOXGLOVE by Thomas McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2004

"Reminiscent of the best of Walker Percy: a deeply funny, strange, moving account of middle-aged angst overcome by genius, sympathy, and profound naiveté."
A deceptively lighthearted fourth novel by the late cult favorite McMahon (1943-99; Loving Little Egypt, 1986, etc.) depicts a forlorn husband's tragicomic quest to reclaim his AWOL wife. Read full book review >

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IRA GERSHWIN by Philip Furia
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Ira was a master at breathing new life into old formulas with an urbane wit; Furia, unfortunately, is unable to do the same."
Furia, who has already attempted a general survey of the great American lyricists (Poets of Tin Pan Alley, 1990), turns his attention to the works of a giant of the field. Read full book review >

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IRA CRUMB MAKES A PRETTY GOOD FRIEND by Naseem Hrab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A valuable lesson in friendship, with walking pickles on the side. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Ira Crumb is "trustworthy, super helpful, and also really fun to be around"—but, having just moved, he is also "The New Kid." Read full book review >

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BREAKING FREE by Abby Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2014

"Harrowing, yes—and inspiring. (glossary, resources, afterword) (Nonfiction. 14-17)"
The harrowing real-life stories of three girls who turned their experiences as sex-trafficked children into a fight to destroy the practice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"An inspiring story for young people who may be facing similar problems, rendered in charming, self-deprecating humor."
A witty memoir about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read full book review >

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THE INDOOR BOY by Antony Sher
Released: May 1, 1992

"Slow to start but ultimately gripping."
The final days of apartheid are the setting for the salvation of Leon, a determinedly nonheroic South African exile, in this ambitious third novel (Middlepost, 1989, etc.) from South African- born actor and writer Sher, now living in London. Read full book review >

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MIDDLEPOST by Antony Sher
Released: April 6, 1989

In his first novel, South African-born actor Sher, now living in England, offers an inventive and tragicomic vision of his birthplace through the misadventures of a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania—despised there as the family fool—who arrives at the Cape of Good Hope at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WAYS THE WORLD CAN END by Abby Sher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"The novel's pacing is occasionally uneven, but Lenny's grief feels palpable and honest. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Lenny's compulsive behaviors intensify as her father's cancer prognosis declines. Read full book review >

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HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS by Ira Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A reworking of some classic stories that will entertain its readers even if it doesn't stay with them very long. (Fantasy. 13-18) "
Franklin N. "Norm" Stein, a scarred teen with acromegaly, starts at a new school where he meets a trio of sisters who are witches and helps them escape the thrall of two vampires. Read full book review >