Search Results: "Judith Michael"


BOOK REVIEW

ACTS OF LOVE by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"The love story, though, is a winner. (Radio satellite tour)"
The husband-and-wife writing team (A Tangled Web, 1994, etc.) strikes gold again with yet another likely bestseller: an insider's view of the New York theater scene. Read full book review >

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POT OF GOLD by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"This is what it is: cherry Jell-O, with a dollop of fake whipped cream in the form of awful writing. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for November)"
Another novel from the PC of Judith Michael—really a husband a wife writing team based in Aspen and Chicago, known for their popular, plumped-up category-style romances (Sleeping Beauty, A Ruling Passion, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE REAL MOTHER by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Podgy prose, bland characters, dated story from this ever-popular husband-and-wife team (A Certain Smile, 1999, etc.)."
Troubled family, endless complications. Read full book review >

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A TANGLED WEB by Judith Michael
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

The husband-and-wife team that has produced several plump romances (Pot of Gold, 1993, etc.) builds on the best-selling Deceptions (1982), which unfolded the plight of twin sisters identical in degrees of talent, comfortable surrounds, and general gorgeousness. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN SMILE by Judith Michael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1999

"But after a humdinger of a first half, the ending seems forced. (Doubleday Book Club main selection; Literary Guild selection; ad/promo)"
A Summertime-like romance between older lovers, set in modern-day China, from perennial bestseller Michael (Acts of Love, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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SLEEPING BEAUTY by Judith Michael
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Middle-class values prevail no matter how many millions are flung about."
Incestuous rape understandably sends a wealthy Chicago teenager into a quarter century of celibacyuntil her passions are awakened by a kindly archaeologist and the chance to undo her malefactor. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SADAKO'S CRANES by Judith Loske
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"A pretty but overworked addition to the well-stocked shelf of tributes to a silent but nonetheless eloquent voice for peace. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The story of "Hiroshima's most famous victim" is matched to delicate sepia illustrations decorated with images of brightly patterned origami cranes. Read full book review >

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ON THE TOWN by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"A natural choice for a unit on community as well as sparking a child's own exploration. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A class assignment sends Charlie and his mother on an exploration of the neighborhood in Caseley's (Bully, 2001, etc.) curriculum-oriented offering. Read full book review >

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BULLY by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2001

"Caseley's flat, vaguely primitive art seems simple at first, but it is filled with the details of ordinary life at home and school and lends just the right air of authenticity to the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Returning to the characters from Field Day Friday (2000), Caseley offers some sensible advice about handling a bully. Read full book review >