Search Results: "Jean Hanff Korelitz"


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ADMISSION by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2009

"Strongly plotted, crowded with full-bodied characters and as thoughtful about 'this national hysteria over college admissions' as it is about the protagonist's complex personality—a fine, moving example of traditional realistic fiction."
Gripping portrait of a woman in crisis from the extremely gifted Korelitz (The White Rose, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A smart, leisurely study of midlife angst."
Jason Bourne meets Martha Stewart in another of Korelitz's woman-of-a-certain-age-in-crisis dramas. The author's 2009 novel, Admission, is now a film starring Tina Fey. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ROSE by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Elegant and melancholy yet surprisingly optimistic, warmed by full-bodied characterizations and expert delineation of complex emotions."
A modern-day Rosenkavalier, as atmospherically situated among Manhattan's affluent Jewish elite as the Strauss opera was among Vienna's aristocrats. Read full book review >

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THE SABBATHDAY RIVER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Quality Paperback Book Club main selection)."
The murder of an unidentified newborn baby prompts a group of women to reexamine their place on the scale ranging from cost-free political commitment on one end to intractable personal lives on the other. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"A bit of a disappointment from a talented author."
The president of an elite New England college grapples with student protest in Korelitz's sixth novel (You Should Have Known, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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INTERFERENCE POWDER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Some touching moments and a lightly humorous first-person voice helps the life lessons go down easy in this neatly structured, if somewhat familiar, story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A powder with magical properties changes a fifth-grade girl's life in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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A JURY OF HER PEERS by Jean Hanff Korelitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Paging Oliver Stone."
A monstrous-conspiracy wolf in legal-intrigue clothing. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 26, 1986

"All told, a welcome and important addition to the Rhys canon."
What may be the comprehensive Rhys short-story collection: a republication of the stories included in The Left Bank (1927); Tigers are Better-Looking (1969), and Sleep it Off, Lady (1976) as well as three stories that have not been previously issued in book form. Read full book review >

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JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >

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PRACTICAL JEAN by Trevor Cole
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A shudder-inducing satire that meditates more on the dysfunctions of the living than on the tragedies of the dead."
A mourning suburban daughter takes out her grief via murder. Read full book review >

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GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"But it does reveal a complete and satisfying picture of a complex age of transition for Western Europe."
Duchàne, Monnet's aide and a correspondent for The Economist, here sets out to chart the remarkable, if somewhat obscure, life of the architect of the European Community and also—a lesser-known fact—of America's wartime munitions effort. Read full book review >