Search Results: "Liza Klaussmann"


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VILLA AMERICA by Liza Klaussmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Beautifully written and surprisingly fresh given the well-worn subject matter."
Another sensitive fictional portrait of a complicated marriage from the author of Tigers in Red Weather (2012).Read full book review >

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TIGERS IN RED WEATHER by Liza Klaussmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2012

"Uneven, but stinging dialogue and sharp insights offer strong foundations on which this novice author can build."
Postwar marriage and motherhood are more complicated than two cousins expected in Klaussmann's smart, unsettling debut. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING AMERICA by Liza Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Well-crafted and original—a welcome short-story debut."
In spite of an innocuous title, Wieland (The Names of the Lost, 1992) employs rich shapes and colors, finely hewed thematic details, and a heart full of a rebel's sympathy in the ten long stories collected here. Read full book review >

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PLAYING BOTTICELLI by Liza Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sharp, likable, and nicely paceded: Nelson writes with a light touch and a sharp eye."
A rambling and good-natured debut novel that follows a young woman as she takes to the road in search of the father she never knew. Read full book review >

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MUSCLEBOUND by Liza Cody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

Down but not out, that's Eva Wylie, the erstwhile London Lassassin who's been barred from wrestling because she had too much pride in her work to wear the ridiculous getup the omnipotent promoter Daddy (``Dirty'') Read full book review >

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A HIPPO IN OUR YARD by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"'I told you!' Ah...words of gratification. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Donnelly, a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, brings her twisty imagination to strange happenings in Sally's backyard. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE RAINBOW by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Though children will probably move on from it quickly, it will definitely help them on their ways. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This early-reader riff on cumulative folk tales features a girl in pursuit of the end of a rainbow who discovers there's no pot of gold. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 5, 2005

"Livy's deus ex machina is a song of her mother's, so she can make peace with the band, her grandparents and her new boyfriend in perfect wish-fulfillment bliss. (Fiction. YA)"
Chick-lit lit with music. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF MURASAKI by Liza Dalby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2000

"A surprisingly modern portrait that will strike a chord with contemporary readers, even as it effortlessly transports them to Murasaki's uniquely exotic world."
Dalby, an anthropologist specializing in Japanese culture (Geisha, 1983), has used her professional background and eye for detail to create her debut fiction: the "autobiography" of the woman who wrote the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2007

"A stimulating, illuminating look at the booming baby-making business and the knotty questions it raises."
Washington Post Magazine feature writer Mundy examines the cultural impact of reproduction technologies through the stories of individual men and women and the people helping them create the babies they have been unable to conceive naturally. Read full book review >

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Design My Life by Liza Drozdov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"Wit, a bit of romance, and a satisfying conclusion make for an often enjoyable read."
Drozdov offers a takedown of reality television in this debut novel about an assistant on a popular home-makeover program. Read full book review >