Search Results: "Linda Hirshman"


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VICTORY by Linda Hirshman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"An ambitious but overly optimistic history."
Retired labor lawyer and professor Hirshman (Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World, 2006, etc.) celebrates the triumph of the gay-rights movement. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An intelligent, evenhanded look at a changing society and its legal foundations."
A dual biography of the pioneering jurists whose arrival on the Supreme Court both commemorated and invigorated the movement toward gender equality. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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HIS RIGHT HAND by Mette Ivie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"This second case for Linda (The Bishop's Wife, 2014, etc.) does a wonderful job of parting the curtain on many of the Mormon Church's mysteries."
A Mormon bishop's wife questions tenets of her faith and searches for clues to her own identity while hunting a murderer. Read full book review >

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BITTER IN THE MOUTH by Monique Truong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Truong remains a stunning wordsmith and a whiz at intellectual showmanship, but Linda's story tastes of artificial plot manipulation."
After the dazzle of her debut (The Book of Salt, 2003), Truong returns with a coming-of-age narrative about a young girl who has always felt like an outsider in her small North Carolina town, not to mention within her own family. Read full book review >

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THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WOKE UP by Rich Blake
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2007

"The carpe-diem message resonates clearly in this moving, bittersweet account of another of life's mysterious miracles."
A brain-dead man regains consciousness to greet his family one final time. Divine intervention or medical miracle? Read full book review >

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BEFORE THE FROST by Henning Mankell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Though Mankell's novels can be painfully slow, they're never without their virtues, and this case is redeemed by the electricity between a father and daughter too much alike."
Series mainstay Kurt Wallender makes room for his daughter. Read full book review >

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WHEN LUBA LEAVES HOME by Irene Zabytko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2003

"Often inconsequential taken alone, the stories build incrementally to create a moving whole."
Ten interconnected tales about a tightknit Ukrainian neighborhood in 1960s Chicago: a first collection from the author of the novel The Sky Unwatched (2000). Read full book review >

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BLUBBER by Judy Blume
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1974

"Judy Blume presents the scenes of viciousness (the girls forcing a chocolate ant down Linda's throat or making her show the boys her underpants) without commentary and young readers will be appalled long before Jill exhibits any qualms — while enjoying, as usual, those indelicacies like farts and nose picking which only strengthen their general conviction that this author writes directly to them."
Egged on by ringleader Wendy, Jill is right in there with the rest of her fifth grade class persecuting chubby Linda, who is nicknamed Blubber after she gives an oral report on the whale. Read full book review >