Search Results: "Lisa Pulitzer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Despite the uneven prose, readers with an interest in the psychology of religion, among other subjects, will find this rare insider's account to be of value—less so than Lawrence Wright's Going Clear (2013), but of value all the same."
An ex-member of Scientology's inner elite bolts—understandably, to trust this undistinguished but still valuable memoir. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW CATCHER by Hipolito Acosta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A gut-wrenching law-enforcement yarn, simultaneously frightening and uplifting."
Aided ably by freelance journalist Pulitzer (co-author: Mob Daughter, 2012, etc.), an officer with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service recounts his undercover exploits along the border. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Readable but neither scintillating nor illuminating."
Gravano's dishy tell-all about growing up in the shadow of her father, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A chilling but illuminating account of the inner workings of a hate group and Drain's ultimately successful struggle to free herself."
The inside story of a small hate group that captured big headlines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"A worthwhile read for true-crime fans and followers of the case, but those looking for insight into the mind of a killer will be disappointed."
A thorough, journalistic recounting of two crimes, five years apart, linked by the same alleged perpetrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PALM BEACH STORY by Roxanne Pulitzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1995

"Insider and real-life socialite Pulitzer dishes the dirt with customary zing—and an equally customary lack of substance."
The lives of two unlikely yet equally compelling women intertwine in Pulitzer's (Facade, 1992, etc.) latest glitzy gush, set in what has become her trademark community. Read full book review >

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FACADE by Roxanne Pulitzer
Released: June 1, 1992

"Au Bar!"
Enjoyed meeting the hard-working, well-bred citizens of Palm Beach in the real-life William Kennedy Smith trial? 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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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PROFESSOR WHISKERTON PRESENTS STEAMPUNK ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though just a context-void bagatelle for actual children, perhaps teen and adult steampunk enthusiasts will take a look. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
Here's another ABC book that takes an unusual theme and manipulates the device for a very sophisticated audience. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF BEANBOY by Lisa Harkrader
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"With a full comic adventure that includes a farting superhero, this is an excellent recommendation for kids transitioning between graphic novels and traditional books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Can drawing the winning entry for a comic-book contest solve all of Tucker MacBean's problems? Read full book review >