Search Results: "Jami Attenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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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SEB AND THE SUN by Jami Gigot
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Otherworldly but with luminous pictures of a remote community. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Seb's coastal village lies so far north the sun doesn't shine during winter, making even daytime beach treasure hunts with his walrus companion "cold, dreary, and dark as night." 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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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 >

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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 >