Search Results: "Letty Cottin Pogrebin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"While there is undeniably much that is thoughtful and useful in this volume, it's often buried in anecdotes about family and friends less interesting to general readers than to the author."
Yet another feminist offers an up-close and personal examination of trekking into middle age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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SINGLE JEWISH MALE SEEKING SOUL MATE by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"A cleareyed, courageous presentation of Jewish issues, and not a bad story either."
The son of Holocaust survivors has a hard time keeping his promises to his parents. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A FRIEND TO A FRIEND WHO'S SICK by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Released: April 9, 2013

"A useful refresher course on navigating the complicated territory of compassionate companionship."
A cancer survivor channels her ordeal into reflections on the nature of empathy and friendships. Read full book review >

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THREE DAUGHTERS by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2002

"Is this a novel or doctored Filofax pages from a lifetime of hoarding and culling?"
The co-founder of Ms. (Getting Over Getting Older, 1996, etc.) fashions a hectoring, including-the-kitchen-sink debut novel about three Jewish stepsisters' feminist coming-of-age and then aging amid parental deceit. Read full book review >

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LETTY FOX: HER LUCK by Christina Stead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2001

"Yes, there are 'occasional flashes of good writing' and 'bits of bitter humor,' but Stead's sixth novel is 'definitely fluff.'"
Best known for The Man Who Loved Children, Stead (1920-83) draws on the two central biographical facts of her life for this apparently amoral tale of modern play, work, and sex, first published in 1946: her sad childhood in Australia and her later life among the New York intellectual crowd. Read full book review >

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MY JEWISH YEAR by Abigail Pogrebin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sentimental journey through Judaic practice and thought."
A Jewish writer takes an educational journey through the feasts and fasts of the religious calendar. Read full book review >

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ALL IS VANITY by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Brave in its unforgiving nastiness, if not exactly amusing (and possibly toxic to aspiring writers)."
After her compassionate and hugely successful debut (Drowning Ruth, 2000), Schwarz returns with something completely different: a mean-spirited account of how a would-be novelist who can't write brings down her best friend, a domestic social striver with dreams beyond her means. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK BOOK OF COLORS by Menena Cottin
COLORS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Fascinating, challenging and lovely. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
"Thomas likes all the colors because he can hear them and smell them and touch them and taste them"—but he can't see them, and this innovative picture book gives sighted children a sense of what that must be like. Read full book review >

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GATHERING PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2015

"Fast, proficient, and utterly forgettable. Lucas' wife, Weather, says it best when she tells her husband: 'Don't get shot; it'd be really inconvenient for everybody.'"
Lucas Davenport, of Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, celebrates his 25th appearance by crossing state and jurisdictional lines in pursuit of a killer who's made the pursuit personal. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF THE BEAR by Bella Pollen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"A sensitive and literate story told on several levels, all of them believable—if some of them improbable, too."
García Márquez meets le Carré meets—well, A.A. Milne at times, with hints of William Golding at others. Read full book review >

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A DARKER GOD by Barbara Cleverly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 2010

"Archeological treasures, a reenactment of a classical Greek tragedy and Balkan politics vie rather unevenly for prominence in this heavy-handed third outing for Letty."
Marital and political discord in 1928 Athens. Read full book review >