Search Results: "Lucinda Rosenfeld"


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I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU by Lucinda Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2009

"A black comedy that could have been sharper and funnier."
Rosenfeld (Why She Went Home, 2004, etc.) subversively suggests that best-friendship is as complicated and co-dependent as the average romance. Read full book review >

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WHY SHE WENT HOME by Lucinda Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"What does it all mean? Hard to say. Dull prose and self-absorbed heroine are just plain irritating."
Whiny sequel to the kvetchy What She Saw . . . (2000). Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE SAW IN... by Lucinda Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"Portrait of the writer as a young drama queen: entertaining enough, but at the same time both a bit much and not much more."
An episodic chronicle about low self-esteem that's intelligent and well observed but mired in a callow attitude devoid of perspective. Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY ONE by Lucinda Rosenfeld
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A witty character study of that contentious organism: sisterhood."
A sly novel about competition, jealousy and love as experienced by three sisters in New York. Read full book review >

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CLASS by Lucinda Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Comin' at you 'with a copy of Karl Marx's Capital in one hand and a raisin bagel in the other.' Right on, Rosenfeld."
This take-no-prisoners satire puts politically correct urbanites in their place for real. Read full book review >

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OSCAR AND LUCINDA by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1988

"A brave and original novel."
As he demonstrated in Bliss (1981) and Illywhacker (1985), Carey is partial to eccentrics. Read full book review >

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POET OF THE GHETTO: MORRIS ROSENFELD by Edgar J. Goldenthal
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"Still, Rosenfeld would have been better served by a more objectively critical and sharply edited, less bulky and cloying work."
A far too long and rambling study of the bard of American sweatshops (18621923), who wrote largely in Yiddish. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW SISTER by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Another pleasant jaunt down a genealogical rabbit hole."
Third in Riley's Seven Sisters series (The Storm Sister, 2016, etc.) about adopted daughters in search of their ancestry. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN EQUALITY by Lucinda Ebersole
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 1997

"Engaging character sketches in the time-honored tradition of southern gothic, although the more contemporary conceit that binds them here is loose and ineffectual."
A would-be writer finds cancer instead of a publisher in New York; she goes back to Alabama to die, but storywriter and anthologist Ebersole (Mondo Barbie, 1993, etc.) keeps her character alive long enough to inject a few poignant anecdotes into this otherwise maudlin first novel. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL SISTER by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Riley's exhaustive, and occasionally exhausting, research is on full display here."
In the fourth of Riley's Seven Sisters series, another of the D'Aplièse daughters discovers her true heritage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A potent reminder of the explosiveness of 1960s politics and how far elements of the government were (and perhaps still are) willing to go to undermine civil liberties."
A kaleidoscopic look at the FBI's willingness to undermine American citizens during the 1960s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2009

"A surviving-middle-age story that artfully blends the intriguing world of natural science with the theater of human foibles."
Journalist Fleeson fashions a new life for herself at a Hawaiian botanical garden. Read full book review >