Search Results: "Lisa Grunwald"


BOOK REVIEW

WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY by Lisa Grunwald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2005

"Much too brief encounter with some very likable characters."
Writer confronts middle-aged angst while studying happiness, in a third by Grunwald (New Year's Eve, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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NEW YEAR'S EVE by Lisa Grunwald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A haunting rites-of-passage novel that, despite the required suspension of disbelief, is both profound and life-affirming. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A beguiling contemporary tale with a supernatural subtext features a family confronting, and then accepting, all those universal heartaches—a child's death, a parent's decline—that can visit even the most functional. Read full book review >

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THE IRRESISTIBLE HENRY HOUSE by Lisa Grunwald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"The near-omniscient narration perfectly suits this story, which often reads like a rueful but wry case study of nurture as nightmare."
A "practice baby" grows up to be the most indifferent guy, in this multilayered new novel from Grunwald (Whatever Makes You Happy, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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NOW SOON LATER by Lisa Grunwald
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Johnson's fresh pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are gently realistic, showing a small girl's day and the wealth of activities that mark it. (Picture book. 2+)"
This lucid, flowing book is equal to the challenge of making the passage of time easier for children—who mostly live in the here and now—to grasp. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Individually, the letters vary wildly in interest, but as a collection it forms an indispensably off-hand and over-the-shoulder glimpse of our late, great century. (photos and illustrations, not seen)"
A vast, voyeuristic view of the epistolary record of America's last ten decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A pointed, in-the-trenches study whose thrust will be borne out with time."
A cogent reality check of President Obama's Recovery Act. Read full book review >

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A SAINT, MORE OR LESS by Henry Grunwald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"An odd tale, set in the past but not really historical: rather, an intriguing mystery of two very different women intent on the same goal of Divine Union."
A first novel about the friendship of two remarkable Frenchwomen during the Counter-Reformation, courtesy of former longtime Time editor Grunwald (Twilight, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Still, 'drive through the region's strip-mall hellscapes,' Grunwald concludes, and it's clear that much remains to be done to save the Everglades. This lucid history and call to arms is an essential companion to that work."
A lively appreciation of the Everglades as an ecosystem worthy of care and protection—quite a turnaround in attitude, as Washington Post reporter Grunwald reveals. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT by Henry Grunwald
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1999

"Grunwald's eyesight may have become cloudy, but the picture he creates for us is crystal clear."
A slim volume on the learned truths of living with limited vision by a man for whom the printed word has been the mainstay of both his professional and private life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 1997

"A vivid, excellently crafted journey through recent history, as well as through one man's life. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An American success story, shot through with praise for—and some well-placed criticism of—the author's adoptive country. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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