Search Results: "Jonathan Tropper"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER by Jonathan Tropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"Warm and modestly knowing, with a wisecracking slacker hero."
Bereft hipster stuck in suburbia struggles to rejoin the world of the living after losing his wife in a plane crash. Read full book review >

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THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Tropper (How to Talk to a Widower, 2007, etc.) has covered this man-child territory before, but few can rival his poignant depictions of damaged men befuddled by the women they love."
Reeling from the sudden collapse of his marriage, Judd Foxman spends an illuminating week with his dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING CHANGES by Jonathan Tropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2005

"Touching and true descriptions of Zack's broken family, including a lovely vignette of his retarded brother; the rest is fluff. "
Girlfriend problems, workplace problems, deadbeat dad problems, even a cancer scare: The sky is falling on the hapless protagonist of Tropper's third (The Book of Joe, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Tropper entertainingly examines the angst of middle-age masculinity as he looks at Silver, a man both growing up and growing old."
Drew Silver is dying in many ways: his marriage has been over for seven years, his ex-wife is getting remarried, his career as a rock drummer is long past, his 18-year-old daughter is pregnant, and he has a life-threatening heart condition. Tropper finds unexpected humor in all of these incongruous elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF JOE by Jonathan Tropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2004

"Some sprinkles of excellence provide pep without lifting the whole."
Tropper follows his lightweight Plan B (2000) with a light but solid first-person story of a novelist who hits big money with a Peyton Place-esque outing but feels as beset as Job. Read full book review >

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PLAN B by Jonathan Tropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"Reads like a fictionalization of TV's Friends, but more earnest."
A lightweight first novel explores the sea change that turning 30 brings in the lives of a group of Manhattan friends who've known one another since college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >