Search Results: "Meredith Maran"


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MEREDITH by Louise Kilby Fesperman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"An uneven but often affecting homage to vanished idylls."
A woman fondly recalls her youth during the Depression, World War II and the postwar era. Read full book review >

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THE NEW OLD ME by Meredith Maran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A spirited and moving memoir about how 'it's never too late to try something new.'"
An essayist and nonfiction writer's account of how she was forced to start over after age 60. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Highly readable and relevant—though superficial at points."
Essays from a still idealistic baby boomer on the legacies of feminism—and on battles yet to be won. Read full book review >

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WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE NOW by Meredith Maran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1995

"Maran is engaging, but she's not self-critical enough, as if unaware that there's nothing particularly unusual these days about Bay Area lesbian mothers who eat tofu, ride bicycles, and participate in Zen meditation groups."
The late Jerry Rubin notwithstanding, not all '60s survivors sold out to the junk-bond culture of the '80s when the first gray hair sprouted. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Candid revelations for readers; useful advice and encouragement for aspiring writers."
Memoirists reflect on why and how to write "a true-life tale." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A passionate and intelligent account."
A lively, dramatic, and provocative story of one writer's sojourn into one of our nation's most diverse public high schools. Read full book review >

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WHY WE WRITE by Meredith Maran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A fun, enlightening read for writers and book lovers alike."
A rich, informative essay collection based on interviews with 20 prominent authors seeking to answer the question: "Why do writers write?" Read full book review >

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MEREDITH, THE WITCH WHO WASN'T by Dorothea Lachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a point delivered with a light touch, ably crafted and colored in Unzner's exuberant paintings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meredith is a witch, but she avoids the usual witchy trappings and doesn't really like magic, so her spells suffer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Less immediate than Roberto Saviano's Gomorrah (2007) and less engaging than George De Stefano's An Offer We Can't Refuse (2006), though still of interest to fans of true-crime stories—and there are many in these pages."
Close-up study of the Sicilian Mafia, which is both different from its American counterpart and very much the same. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An important story well told, featuring the drama and characters needed to make this a candidate for film adaptation."
A dramatic medical history that reveals the progress and the stumbles, the personalities and the rivalries, in the race to find a vaccine for rubella, or German measles. Read full book review >

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THE SINGLES by Meredith Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Charming wedding farce with a bit of depth."
Five unmarried guests manage to come together—and fall apart—during an upscale wedding at a Maryland country club. Read full book review >

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7 Secrets of Happiness Your Brain Doesn't Want You to Know by Kevin Meredith
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"An unusual, easy-to-follow examination of some perplexing aspects of human behavior."
In his debut self-help book, Meredith offers suggestions for dealing with the human brain's evolutionary heritage in order to enhance happiness. Read full book review >