Search Results: "Marya Hornbacher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 1998

Bulimic since she was 9 years old, anorexic since she was about 15, the author reveals how and why women with these eating disorders can be helped and, most of all, how long it takes for that help to take hold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARYA by Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 1985

"In the end, when Marya, now 35, feels secure enough in her identity to contact her lost mother, the reader admires the novel's effort at closure and wants to care—but doesn't."
Oates' "most personal" novel, as her publisher calls it, is also her smallest in scale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADNESS by Marya Hornbacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2008

"Blurs the line between imagination and memory so thoroughly that truth struggles for visibility."
Photoshop of horrors from a writer who has suffered countless maladies during her long battle with mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CENTER OF WINTER by Marya Hornbacher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Memoirist Hornbacher (Wasted, 1988) dilutes the impact of her sensitively told story through overdoses of cuteness and foreboding."
A poignant but soft-centered debut novel about family loss and survival. Read full book review >

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DIVINE VICTIM by Mary Wings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1993

"But the intercutting of romances gone awry is nicely done and keeps one turning the pages—even when the plot runs into a few potholes."
Another lesbian mystery from Wings (She Came in a Flash, 1989, etc.), this concerning an unnamed narrator, an art historian who's accompanied her lover Marya to Montana to claim Marya's great-aunt Rebecca's estate—including hand-carved statues of female saints, long red hair stuffed into a hat box, a quattrocentro box (stolen), a priceless religious painting (also stolen), and diaries that reveal that Rebecca was, for a time, Sister Roberta Claire and shared a ``particular friendship'' with Sister Theophane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCER, DAUGHTER, TRAITOR, SPY by Elizabeth Kiem
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A compelling portrait of a young woman on the verge of adulthood, caught up in the domestic secrets of her parents and the enmity of two countries. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
The disappearance of a star ballerina in Soviet Russia shatters the life of her daughter. Read full book review >

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44 CHARLES STREET by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Much repetitious ruminating and a stultifying, unmusical prose style too often obstruct the intended edgy escapism."
After a breakup, a Manhattan gallery owner takes in tenants at her West Village brownstone. Read full book review >