Search Results: "Nell Bernstein"


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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Nell Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2014

"The combination of muckraking research and absolutism make the book passionate and convincing as advocacy, though conservative readers may be less moved."
An investigation of the American juvenile justice system, seen as too fundamentally corrosive to be reformed. Read full book review >

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MISLAID by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A promising premise rendered in dispirited, disappointing prose."
New novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Wallcreeper (2014).Read full book review >

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THE DISSIDENT by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Still, its vivid characters and page-turning plot make it a more than commendable first novel."
Cultural exchange breeds more misunderstanding than enlightenment in this ambitious debut novel from the author of the collection Lucky Girls (2003). Read full book review >

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KALE TO THE QUEEN by Nell Hampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming debut foodie cozy with a gutsy heroine, a neat little mystery, and the requisite appended recipes."
A chef's dream job may be the death of her. Read full book review >

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THE COLOUR OF MILK by Nell Leyshon
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"What begins as a refreshingly unromanticized miniature of rural 19th-century Britain slips at the end into standard melodrama."
A cameo brooch of a novel from British playwright and novelist Leyshon (Devotion, 2008, etc.), under 200 pages, set in 19th-century England and narrated in the quixotic voice (including no capital letters and odd verb emphasis, among other contrivances) of a barely literate farm girl. Read full book review >

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LUCKY GIRLS by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fiction more skillful than memorable."
Five longish, often familiar, but always readable stories by Freudenberger—like Jonathan Safran Foer, a New Yorker discovery in its Summer 2001 Debut Fiction issue. Read full book review >

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THE CAREGIVERS by Nell Lake
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"In the spreading shadow of dementia, Alzheimer's and other long-term diseases, Lake discovers hope, comfort and continued questions for the future."
A penetrating glimpse into the modern world of caregiving. Read full book review >

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THE NEWLYWEDS by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well executed but a bit too obviously studied—more willed than felt."
Freudenberger (The Dissident, 2006, etc.) examines a marriage arranged via the Internet. Read full book review >

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UNHOLY GHOST by Nell Casey
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 7, 2001

"Administer in small doses at sensible intervals—or expect a serious side-effect: depression."
An uneven collection of 22 essays and excerpts on the subject of depression by a wide assortment of writers. Read full book review >

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BLEAKER HOUSE by Nell Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"This engaging debut fulfills her confident prediction."
On a remote island, a young writer assesses her talents and her dreams. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE NOVELIST by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Proof that experimental fiction can be fun."
Early work by the acclaimed author of Nicotine (2016), Mislaid (2015), and Wallcreeper (2014). Read full book review >

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AN UNCERTAIN INHERITANCE by Nell Casey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A beautifully written but painful series of meditations."
A kaleidoscopic vision of what it means to care for an ailing relative. Read full book review >