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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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 >

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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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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 >

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THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY SCHOOL by Jonathan Bean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Home sweet school. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The family from BuildingOurHouse (2013) returns, but this time their son tells readers all about life as a home-schooled kid.Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN ARMY by Jonathan Maberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"This first book in an explosive new series is the perfect mix of science fiction and magic. (Fantasy/science fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since the alien invasion, 11-year-old Milo has suffered from nightmares, but when a voice in his dreams tells him the world needs a hero, he has a hard time believing it could be him. Read full book review >

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BITS & PIECES by Jonathan Maberry
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"An entertaining divergence from the solid series. (Science fiction. 13 & up) "
The aptly named fifth book in the Rot & Ruin series fills in gaps and provides key back story to the series. Read full book review >