Search Results: "Molly Jong-Fast"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2005

"Jong-Fast is the Joan Rivers for slackers: she delights in pushing the boundaries of libel only to retreat, all in the spirit of good clean fun. After all, what else does she have to write about?"
From the author of the debut novel Normal Girl (2000): shallow, neurotic, very funny essays that continue to milk the writer's relations to famous mother Erica Jong and grandfather Howard Fast. Read full book review >

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THE SOCIAL CLIMBER'S HANDBOOK by Molly Jong-Fast
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"Darkly comic take on the 'greed is good' shenanigans that led up to the recent financial apocalypse."
Young Manhattan matron comes up with a unique solution to emerging threats to her family's future. Read full book review >

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NORMAL GIRL by Molly Jong-Fast
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"The young author's prose displays a reckless energy and clever turns of phrase that bode well for future work, but this first attempt is cartoonish, derivative, and immeasurably too familiar."
The 20-year-old Jong-Fast (daughter of Erica Jong and Jonathan Fast) makes her literary debut with more style than substance in this slim novel about the travails of a privileged, seriously addicted young woman making the scene in New York's kiddy society. Read full book review >

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MOLLY by Nancy J. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A pathway of good intentions."
A first-timer enters the let's rewrite Lolita sweepstakes—and, hands down, doesn't win. Read full book review >

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Fast by Stephen F. Cea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A sometimes-engaging story that suffers from a disjointed presentation."
Cea's debut novel, an allegorical adaptation of the legend of Faust, tells a story about the difficult choices that face people in the modern world. Read full book review >

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LILLI DE JONG by Janet Benton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An absorbing debut from a writer to watch."
A young Quaker woman struggles to keep her out-of-wedlock child in 1880s Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING MOLLY by Sharyn Gale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2017

"A beautifully written and psychologically intelligent thriller."
In this novel, a mother desperately tries to find her abducted child—while receiving telepathic messages. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 1998

"Mahoney's heart and soul are in suspension—he loves his primate charges, he kills his primate charges; even his gentling kindness doesn't let him off the hook, and he knows it."
The life story, and heartrending ruminations, of Mahoney, a good veterinarian operating in the suspect terrain of medical research on primates. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MOLLY? by Uli Waas
by Uli Waas, illustrated by Uli Waas, translated by Rosemary Lanning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Lop-eared Molly's a charmer. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
An engaging story about a Jack Russell terrier that, startled by the fireworks at midnight on New Year's Eve, disappears through an open door. Read full book review >

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MOLLY DONNELLY by Jean Thesman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not bad, but far from this storyteller's compelling best. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The author of several well-plotted if melodramatic novels (The Rain Catchers, 1991) uses the straightforward narration of a young Irish-American as a framework for depicting the WW II years in Seattle. Read full book review >

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I'M FAST! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Preschoolers will most likely warm to the good-natured competition between car and train, and parents and teachers will appreciate the friendly conclusion. But for those looking for a standout title in the multitude of things-that-go stories, there is little here that would warrant a repeat journey. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The usually dynamic McMullan duo (I Stink!, 2002) stalls with their sixth title, which stars an uber-confident train that accepts a challenge to race an equally self-assured sports car. Read full book review >

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FAST WOMEN by Jennifer Crusie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2001

"Move over, Susan Isaacs. Crusie is just as smart and sassy about the things a woman has to do to make love work, and a lot funnier to boot."
A dispirited divorcée goes to work for a detective agency, with all the resulting comedy and romance you'd expect from Crusie (Welcome to Temptation, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >