Search Results: "Lucinda Rosenfeld"


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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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HARPOONS by Arthur Rosenfeld
Released: June 15, 1989

A baby theft leads to two gifted West Coast siblings growing up apart, in this failed attempt at black comedy from Rosenfeld (the nonfiction Exotic Animals as Pets, 1987). 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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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 >