Search Results: "Nancy A. Cheever"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 2012

"A bit overstated, but a clear warning against becoming someone who brings a smartphone to the dinner table."
A research psychologist argues that our overuse of technology and media is producing symptoms of serious psychological disorders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU HOOVER by Nancy A. Colbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"This is a serviceable biography of one of the unsung women of the era, but it's also dull, more of a laundry list of good works than the story of a person's life. (b&w photos, chronology, bibiliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Colbert delivers all the facts in this entry in the Notable Americans series, but the life she chronicles, though admirable, is more about duty than inspiration. Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1978

"But, if those earlier collections are not within reach, this mamoth grouping of small, polished pleasures is a luxurious necessity."
Sixty-one stories which—notwithstanding Cheever's four novels from The Wapshot Chronicle to Falconer—are the rock formation upon which his reputation truly rests. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN UNCOLLECTED STORIES by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"At best, middle-brow fiction in the O'Hara-Cozzens mold."
After years of litigation between the publisher and Cheever's estate, this collection of 13 stories now in the public domain proves something of a disappointment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An education in empathy as well as a reality check."
Putting down his pen and taking a series of jobs in the tag end of the service economy, novelist Cheever (Famous After Death, 1999, etc.) finds a host of sad and funny stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Lively and astute."
Contextual study of Louisa May Alcott's life (1832-1888) and work, from her childhood among such writers as Emerson, Fuller and Hawthorne, to the astounding literary career that afforded her a feminist independence of spirit even as she remained a caregiver to her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Little protein, much pabulum."
From her Newsday columns—here assembled, modified, and supplemented—Cheever offers a snack tray of platitudes about raising children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESIRE by Susan Cheever
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Insightful and often engaging, but also aimless and occasionally trite."
Cheever (American Bloomsbury, 2006, etc.) explores the vagaries of addiction and desire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 23, 1953

"If there is no point of satiation for the short story reader, this is for the selective."
Civilized humanity, not at its best, is seen with a sensivity to discord and a feeling for contemporary conflict in these 14 stories collected from the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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THE PLAGIARIST by Benjamin Cheever
Released: May 1, 1992

"Otherwise, the plot—and the prose—lumber along to no great literary purpose."
John Cheever's son, a former editor at Reader's Digest, debuts in fiction with a novel about a famous writer's son who works as an editor at a magazine just like—what else?—Reader's Digest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHINIEST ROCK OF ALL by Nancy Ruth Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

Robert is out of sorts. Read full book review >