Search Results: "Lucinda Rosenfeld"


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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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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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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 >

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LADY MOSES by Lucinda Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A disappointing debut."
An overwritten and underpowered debut about a young woman of mixed race who predictably finds strength, wisdom, and compassion after surviving ordeals, major and minor, on three continents. Read full book review >

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MASSACHUSETTS, CALIFORNIA, TIMBUKTU by Stephanie Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A good strong voice that never lets in the waterworks."
A hilariously caustic first novel by storywriter Rosen (What About the Love Part?, 2002) follows a girl drawn in the wake of her dingbat California mother's "grand adventure." Read full book review >

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THE HUSBANDMAN by David Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2013

"Strong poetry that sometimes gets weighed down by the ideological burden it has to bear."
A poetic cri de coeur from a proponent of liberty. 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 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 >