Search Results: "Micheline Aharonian Marcom"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MIRROR IN THE WELL by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"Hollow, highbrow smut."
A married woman embarks on a sexually charged, emotionally devastating affair with a foreign-born carpenter. Read full book review >

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DRAINING THE SEA by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2008

"As Marcom notes in her peculiar diction, 'In paradise the suffering is real and you no more real than this unreadable and unread book (will you read it, Reader? Do you?)'. Despite good intentions, most won't."
Whiting Writers' Award-winner Marcom (The Daydreaming Boy, 2004, etc.) obsessively explores the atrocities committed during the Guatemalan civil war. Read full book review >

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THE DAYDREAMING BOY by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Marcom's second (squarely in the Joyce/Faulkner tradition) isn't easy going. It amounts to a dogged examination, through an individual consciousness, of how the beast in us, properly nurtured, is always ready to spring. A brave undertaking, if only partially successful."
An Armenian wrestles with memories of his terrible childhood, the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Turks. Marcom confronted the genocide head-on in her first novel, Three Apples Fall From Heaven (2001). Read full book review >

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THREE APPLES FELL FROM HEAVEN by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"Marcom writes unflinchingly about grotesque violence and the gritty nastiness of bodily functions, but too often lapses into a stilted diction that is more ponderous than exotic. Still, her story has a certain brutal force that stays in the memory."
First novel by a northern California-based writer chronicles the terrible plight of Armenians, including her own family, during the genocide war carried out by the Turks during WWI. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"An absorbing and informative status report on an enterprise whose fate is almost everyone's business. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A cautionary account of the internecine battles that convulsed General Motors Corp. during the early 1990s when the Motown colossus was on a fast track to fiscal and operational calamity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Moms searching for mind and body improvement will enjoy the colorful inspiration."
A disheveled Canadian mom befriends a sexy Colombian, and the end result is a lively account of self-discovery and life balance in Waring and Cano's memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHUTTER by Courtney Alameda
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A page-turner for thriller fans. (Horror. 13-18)"
Horror grips San Francisco when a murderous ghost eludes the Helsing Corps, a famed band of monster hunters. Read full book review >