Search Results: "Nancy-Gay Rotstein"


BOOK REVIEW

SHATTERING GLASS by Nancy-Gay Rotstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A strange, unsatisfying, inconclusive story that doesn't manage to rise beyond its apparent message that contemporary woman can't be happy."
Lawyer, poet, and first-novelist Rotstein puts plot on the back burner as the lives of three unrelated women—detailed in three separate sections—intersect in Itaro, Italy. Read full book review >

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DEAD ALONE by Gay Longworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A classy, extremely proficient American debut for Longworth, with solid plotting, believable CID rivalries, and an admirable heroine in Jessie."
What better way to take down a fast-rising colleague, and a girl at that, than to send her off on a real time-waster, the latest floater clogging up the Thames? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1998

The fifth and concluding volume in Gay's reexamination of the 19th-century middle classes, this one focusing—with the author's customary grace and intelligence—on their attitudes toward the arts. Read full book review >

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MY GERMAN QUESTION by Peter Gay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Perhaps this is because, as Gay states in his acknowledgments, setting down this account proved 'the least exhilarating assignment I have ever given myself or received from others.' (50 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointingly lackluster memoir focusing on the six boyhood years (1933—39) Gay spent in Nazi Berlin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNQUIET DEAD by Gay Longworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2004

"Fine-tuned, complex plotting, with the beleaguered Jessie (Dead Alone, 2003) a heroine worth rooting for—although nonbelievers like her may find their cynicism challenged here."
Forgiveness is indeed a blessing. Read full book review >

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STRINGS ATTACHED by Gay Walley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A quiet and unassuming debut all the more moving for its modesty."
An intelligent and uncommonly sensitive first novel describing a young woman's slow and painful coming of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTO THE SONS by Gay Talese
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 1992

"It's a major contribution to the literature of diaspora. (Book-of-the- Month Main Selection for March)"
Over ten years in the making, Talese's latest was well worth the wait, and will certainly redeem his embarrassingly participatory foray into the sexual revolution in Thy Neighbor's Wife (1980). Read full book review >

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WHAT CAME BEFORE by Gay Degani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2014

"An unsatisfying thriller that nonetheless contains insights into familial wounds."
Degani's affable debut, a suspenseful novel about mothers and daughters, aims to be thrilling, socially relevant and heartwarming all at once. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD FEMINIST by Roxane Gay
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An occasionally brilliant, hit-or-miss grab bag of pop-culture criticism."
Essayist, novelist and pop-culture guru Gay (An Untamed State, 2014, etc.) sounds off on the frustrating complexities of gender and race in pop culture and society as a whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"A splendid, if idiosyncratic, portrait."
From distinguished social historian Gay (Pleasure Wars, 1998, etc.), an unusually vivid account of the development of bourgeois mores during the 19th century, filtered somewhat eccentrically through the life and experiences of Viennese playwright Arthur Schnitzler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOMB MAKER'S SON by Robert Rotstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Guaranteed to appeal to nostalgia buffs who can't forget their activist days and fans of courtroom drama who demand surprise after surprise and don't mind seeing multiple cast members unmasked as radicals or undercover cops or killed off to provide them."
Defending an aging former radical who's turned himself in for a 1975 bombing proves to be a blast from the past for LA attorney Parker Stern (Reckless Disregard, 2014, etc.) in more ways than one.Read full book review >

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RECKLESS DISREGARD by Robert Rotstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"Endless novelties, endless twists, endless complications, endless surprises in and out of the courtroom. Whatever you read legal drama for, it's here, along with a whole lot of other stuff you never thought to ask for."
Now that he's survived the dark forces that were arrayed against him in Corrupt Practices (2013), tongue-tied Los Angeles attorney Parker Stern is ready to defend the world's most elusive client in a libel suit. Read full book review >