Search Results: "Marion Jacobson"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"A good start on a rich subject."
A solid, readable academic inquiry into accordion technology and culture, showing how the instrument has adapted to changing times and trends. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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MARION HATLEY by Beth Castrodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2017

"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale about a designer that effectively uses its historical setting."
In this debut novel set in 1931, a corsetiere fleeing scandal starts over in a small town, where she learns more about her past and herself. Read full book review >

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MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S ANCESTORS OF AVALON by Diana L. Paxson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2004

"For die-hard fans."
Another prequel to Bradley's bestselling feminist take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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THE DOG'S LAST WALK by Howard Jacobson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 18, 2017

"A delightful and argute collection from a talented stylist."
A collection of mini-essays from one of England's finest writers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A juicy read for anyone interested in the intriguingly lascivious underworld of a purportedly straight-laced culture."
The exotic, delicately erotic world of Japanese nightclubs, as seen by an American employee. Read full book review >

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KALOOKI NIGHTS by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2007

"Jacobson's account of a life of 'jokes, Jews, bitterness, and whys' is clever, celebratory, condemnatory, excessive, overwhelming and unique."
A scorching disquisition on (British) Jewish identity, spun from an unspeakable criminal act. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Personal, savvy journalism that will make readers stop in their tracks and ponder. Provocation, in a word, and Jacobson will trade you slap for slap."
Jazzy, under-the-skin forays into all manner of New York City life, from journalist Jacobson (12,000 Miles in the Nick of Time, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF HENRY by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Unproductive navel-gazing."
Jacobson's turgid eighth outing tells you more than you ever wanted to know about the life of a retired university lecturer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Best left on the shelf."
A Brooklyn-based journalist and novelist (Everyone and No One, 1997, etc.) takes his family on an exceptionally tedious global adventure. Read full book review >

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THE GOD-FEARER by Dan Jacobson
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A delicate, masterful fable in which the shadows of memory, the ravages of old age, and the mirrored horrors of history intertwine."
The tables of religious history are turned in this haunting tale about an old man's last days, in which he has to relive a craven episode of his youth that he had completely repressed—the latest from London-based writer Jacobson (the nonfiction Time and Again, 1985; plus several novels). Read full book review >

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WHO'S SORRY NOW? by Howard Jacobson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2013

"Jacobson is often likened to Philip Roth, but there's plenty of Isaac Bashevis Singer in his somewhat weary understanding of the human condition. Fans won't be disappointed."
Another middle-age-angst-meets-sex-romp comedy from Jacobson (Man Booker Prize winner The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), that great chronicler of modern rakery. Read full book review >