Search Results: "Lily Koppel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB by Lily Koppel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Insightful social history with a light touch."
Koppel (The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life through the Pages of a Lost Journal, 2008, etc.) explores the cohesiveness of a group of wives who formed an unofficial support group and their individual development during the early years of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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NEVER COMING BACK by Hans Koppel
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"An abducted-woman thriller with a twist, but Silence of theLambs it's not."
Swedish suburbia is the setting for this thriller about an abducted young woman who is imprisoned and abused—in a house across the street from hers—by the psychiatrist her husband turns to in his fear and despair. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Despite the pompous subtitle, a lighthearted look at life inside the one late-night show that takes the world seriously. (TV satellite tour)"
A charming anecdotal account of how a group of ABC execs parlayed an international incident into a news show that redefined late-night television and made little-known anchorman as popular as Johnny Carson. ``The show brought to you by the Ayatollah Khomeini,'' as it was jokingly referred to, Nightline evolved 16 years ago from the series America Held Hostage, ABC's response to their viewers' seemingly insatiable interest in the Iranian hostage crisis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2003

"Despite the author's overt cheerleading for the coastal theory, a good overview of a fascinating slice of prehistory."
Canadian journalist Koppel chronicles recent efforts by archaeologists to prove that the first people came to America by boat, not on foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2000

"An uneven compendium with abysmal lows, stratospheric highs."
A companion to the earlier Yellow Silk collection (1991) that locates the most erogenous zone well above the belt, this time embracing erotic expression from around the world and arranged in sections labeled by global location ("inside," "outside," "center," "the four directions"). Read full book review >

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THE PLEASING HOUR by Lily King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The central character's complexity and many of the descriptive details are pleasing, but the plotting here has more artifice than artfulness, one consequence being that the children are fleshed out in the beginning only to be cut loose in the end."
An intriguing but fractured debut about a downhearted American au pair's year in France: it's intended as a retreat from pain but instead brings her awareness of the painful burdens others must bear, and for far longer than she has carried hers. Read full book review >

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WOMAN OF ROME by Lily Tuck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Lucid and intelligent, but perhaps a little too low-key."
From National Book Award-winning novelist Tuck (The News from Paraguay, 2004, etc.), a concise biography of the Italian writer whose fiction explored the power of make-believe and the delusions by which people live. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE AT BELLE FONTAINE by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Impressive work from a virtuoso."
Death haunts this dark collection of 10 stories from Tuck (I Married You for Happiness, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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OFF CAMERA by Ted Koppel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"Koppel calls his diary 'bread crumbs in the woods . . . marking the trail of how we got to wherever it is we are.' To anyone hungry for literate, thoughtful, and thought-provoking commentary on our times, however, it is a whole satisfying loaf, crust and all."
The perceptive, articulate anchor of Nightline records his observations, thoughts, annoyances, and memories in a daily journal of the closing year of the century. Read full book review >

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LIGHTS OUT by Ted Koppel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Koppel's case for the cyberthreat is strong; government officials seem (perhaps justifiably) preoccupied by other matters, or clueless, or both."
Award-winning journalist and longtime Nightline anchor Koppel (Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public, 2000, etc.) sounds the alarm over the likelihood of a devastating cyberattack on the infrastructure of the United States.Read full book review >

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I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS by Lily Tuck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Does the couple's mutual happiness provide a Hegelian synthesis? Not quite, though Tuck's crisp writing is a joy."
Using shards of memory, Tuck creates the portrait of a marriage in her latest, following the NBA winner The News from Paraguay (2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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LA CUCINA by Lily Prior
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Less a banquet of the senses than a junk-food gorge."
Debut fiction (subtitled "a novel of rapture") about a lonely, middle-aged librarian who experiences a sexual reawakening intimately linked to her sensual kitchen skills. Read full book review >