Search Results: "Lucinda Rosenfeld"


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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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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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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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DIAMOND EYE by Arthur Rosenfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Rosenfeld (A Cure for Gravity, 2000) doesn't shrink from florid clichés (the crime lord's beautiful daughter is an internist at Mercy Hospital) or kitchen-sink plotting, but he keeps things moving smartly even before the nifty twist that ties his two plots together into a neat, grisly bow."
Like the post office employees who've made the phrase "going postal" a byword for the mixture of alienating boredom and violence, Inspector Max Diamond, of the US Postal Inspection Service, never seems to have a nice day. 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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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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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 GILDED CAGE by Lucinda Gray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A fast-paced, satisfying historical novel with a gutsy heroine and an intriguing 19th-century mystery at its core. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Newfound family wealth draws a teenage Virginia farm girl into a murder mystery set in upper-crust England in the 1820s. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN SISTERS by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Although the conceit of six sisters searching for their birth parents is certainly intriguing, one hopes the future books will achieve a better balance between past and present."
Launch of a projected series about six sisters who were adopted from all over the world by a mysterious Swiss tycoon. Read full book review >