Search Results: "Jami Attenberg"


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ALL GROWN UP by Jami Attenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Wry, sharp, and profoundly kind; a necessary pleasure."
Deeply perceptive and dryly hilarious, Attenberg's (Saint Mazie, 2015, etc.) latest novel follows Andrea Bern: on the cusp of 40, single, child-free by choice, and reasonably content, she's living a life that still, even now, bucks societal conventions. But without the benchmarks of "grown up" success—an engagement, a husband, a baby—Andrea is left to navigate her own shifting understanding of adulthood. Read full book review >

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SAINT MAZIE by Jami Attenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Too much concept and not enough story, but Mazie might win your heart anyway with her tough-talking mensch-iness."
Early 20th-century New York and its denizens portrayed through the fictional diary of a nonfictional heroine. Read full book review >

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THE KEPT MAN by Jami Attenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A likable novel marked by a profundity of feeling."
In this debut novel from short-story writer Attenberg (Instant Love, 2006), widow-in-waiting Jarvis Miller guides readers through underworlds of sickness, fear and grieving. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLESTEINS by Jami Attenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A sharp-tongued, sweet-natured masterpiece of Jewish family life."
From Attenberg (The Melting Season, 2010, etc.), the deeply satisfying story of a Chicago family coming apart at the seams and weaving together at the same time. Read full book review >

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THE MELTING SEASON by Jami Attenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2010

"Intelligent, moving portrait of a journey to self-awareness, with meaty characters and a refreshing absence of psychobabble."
Young Nebraska farm wife flees marital and family troubles for a Las Vegas adventure. Read full book review >

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MAE AND THE MOON by Jami Gigot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not spectacularly innovative but sweet just the same. (Picture book. 3-6) "
A little girl loves the moon and worries when it disappears. Read full book review >

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The Las Vegas Madam by Jami Rodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"Not always sure of its own stance on escorts, this book still offers an effective behind-the-scenes tour."
A debut memoir describes how a small-town Christian girl ends up running a Las Vegas escort agency, charging up to $1,500 an hour. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN TARANTINO by Jami Bernard
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Perhaps Tarantino will one day merit a biography; it certainly won't be this one. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A premature biography, shallow and uninspired. Read full book review >

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AMAZING MALLIKA by Jami Parkison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

This didactic, stilted story of a tiger in India who frequently becomes angry and upset is designed to assist young children in learning to identify, accept, and express their emotions. Read full book review >