Search Results: "Jessica Lamb-Shapiro"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A brave, personal book in which the author discovers the best of the self-help industry, despite its many flaws."
The author's exploration of the world of self-help books and of her own childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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Heart on a Sleeve by Mark Lamb
Released: Aug. 17, 2016

"An ambitious but ultimately unsatisfying set of loosely interconnected tales, each of which require further embellishment to make them feel whole."
Lamb (Do as I Say and Not as I Do, 2013, etc.) charts rifts and bonds in American families across four centuries in this novella.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"Although the paragraphs are sometimes thick with detail, the author has documented a story of immense cultural importance."
The author of Blackout: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training (2004) returns with a comprehensive account of how journalists—black and white—covered the emerging story of the integration of Major League Baseball. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A balanced portrait of emotions, ideologies and awakenings on both sides of the racial divide as Mugabe's abuses pushed a 'model' African nation toward the brink of ruin."
A native-born white farmer and his Mashona maid reveal very different aspects of Zimbabwe's history over the past three decades. Read full book review >

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LAURA SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Culinary historian Laura Shapiro hungers for the delectable details of people’s lives—no matter their competence in the kitchen.

“I have always felt very strongly that you don’t have to be a food person—that is to say, an instinctive wonderful cook—to have a relationship with food,” says Shapiro, author of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That ...


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DANI SHAPIRO
by Megan Labrise

Over the course of a year, Dani Shapiro committed countless hours to “The Virtual Dementia Tour,” a personal essay contending with her “obsession” as a writer: memory and time.

“I had struggled with it, finally cracked it, and was feeling really good about what I’d written,” says the acclaimed memoirist and novelist, whom Kirkus reached by phone at ...


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MAYA ANGELOU by Miles Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Oddly abbreviated chronology; further reading (mostly Angelou's books); index. (Biography. 11+)"
Closely following events the poet has described in her several autobiographical volumes (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970, etc.), this entry in the Black Americans of Achievement series focuses on her youth and, with somewhat less detail, her early adulthood—the extraordinary range of successful careers, as cook, dancer, madam, singer, actress, poet, administrator, journalist, and professor, for none of which she trained formally (again and again, she landed a job in an untried field and carried it off with panache). Read full book review >

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THE DANGEROUS HUSBAND by Jane Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Such goings-on have rarely been so outrageously, horribly funny and yet so eerily familiar: this is writing at its most nuanced and exquisite. (Author tour)"
Trading the Jersey suburbs of her acclaimed debut, After Moondog (1992), for the brownstones of Brooklyn, Shapiro outdoes herself to pull off an absorbing black comedy again featuring an excruciatingly muddled marriage. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE TELOMERES by R.N. Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A quiet thriller—a little too quiet at times—that ignites in the final act."
In Shapiro's debut thriller, a teenager miraculously survives a suspicious plane crash. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"A well-crafted story that will appeal most strongly to baseball aficionados."
Parallel tales of two of baseball's greatest lions in the winters of their careers. Read full book review >