Search Results: "Nora Ephron"


BOOK REVIEW

I REMEMBER NOTHING by Nora Ephron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Only occasionally reaches emotional depth—seems like a tardy attempt to capitalize on the success of I Feel Bad About My Neck."
Bland, often rambling anecdotes from the acclaimed director and screenwriter. Read full book review >

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THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON by Nora Ephron
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A delightful collection from a unique, significant American writer."
A thick collection of writings by the iconic Ephron (I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections, 2010, etc.), a year after her much-mourned death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"One doesn't need to be a post-menopausal New Yorker with a liberal outlook and comfortable income to enjoy Ephron's take on life, but those who fit the profile will surely relish it most."
A disparate assortment of sharp and funny pieces revealing the private anguishes, quirks and passions of a woman on the brink of senior citizenhood. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE MERMAID HAIR by Delia Ephron
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Having begun deliberately, the story moves quickly to its satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ephron pokes fun at the notion that the rich and handsome lead perfect, happy lives. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Delia Ephron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Thank goodness sibling rivalry isn't always this bad (nor is it so easily dispelled); but the Youngers' feisty cure makes an entertaining romp. (Fiction. 8-11)"
It's war—the younger sibs, fed to the teeth with the hazing they've gotten for as long as they can remember, organize a rebellion led by Violet Sparks, whose particularly obnoxious brother Simon (first seen swatting a juicy fly into Violet's hair while she's performing at a piano recital) becomes hostage and target for revenge: trapped at the Youngers hideout, he's read a list of gruesome deaths before being subjected to several stages of ``Death by Tickling.'' Meanwhile, the Youngers have learned to get the Olders' goats by ignoring their verbal abuse and issuing some of their own, as well as by giving them enough slapstick comeuppances to keep the farcical story moving and prod the Olders toward reform. Read full book review >

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OBSESSED by G.H. Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Peter's fourth case is his most conventional, moving from genuinely disturbing hints about Emily and her stalker to well-worn medical-thriller territory and a finale out of James Bond."
Another troubled soul for neuropsychologist Dr. Peter Zak, this time not a patient but a colleague. Read full book review >

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NEVER TELL A LIE by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Mild creepiness is overly scripted with workmanlike prose into a blend of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a humorless Monk."
Ephron (1001 Books for Every Mood, 2008, etc.) returns with the story of a Massachusetts couple who become suspects when an acquaintance disappears after attending their yard sale. Read full book review >

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COME AND FIND ME by Hallie Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"A light, pleasant-enough read, but the story fails to develop any real momentum, and there is little suspense in this tale of a woman who barricades herself from real life."
Book critic Ephron writes about cyber security and the ultimate betrayal in her second novel (Never Tell a Lie, 2009). Read full book review >

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN by Hallie Ephron
Released: April 2, 2013

"Ephron, who wrote five novels with Donald Davidoff as G.H. Ephron, continues to assert her own thoughtful style with her third fictional effort under her own name."
Ominous things are happening to elderly women living by themselves in the salt marsh of Higgs Point, across the East River from Manhattan. Read full book review >

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HANGING UP by Delia Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 1995

"A steady dose of low-grade humor helps, but ultimately this portrait of a dysfunctional family cum telephone circle is only modestly affecting."
A first adult novel from screenwriter and author Ephron (The Girl Who Changed the World, 1993, etc.) blends satire and soap opera to portray three overachieving sisters and their deteriorating father. Read full book review >

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KILLING A KING by Dan Ephron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2015

"In a book with broad appeal, Ephron cogently analyzes the origins and ramifications of a national tragedy he reported on as a young journalist."
"Israelis had grown tired of peace conferences. And it wasn't at all clear whether the extremists, Arabs or Israelis, were declining or ascending." Those words, describing the situation in the aftermath of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, are just as true 20 years later. Read full book review >

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ADDICTION by G.H. Ephron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Highly recommended for Jonathan Kellerman fans—the pseudonymous author has a particular knack for tightening the screws on one guilty-looking suspect after another—though not in the same league as Ephron's lacerating debut (Amnesia, 2000)."
When one of your co-workers who's an old friend and an ex-lover to boot asks you to take a look, in your expert capacity, at her troubled 17-year-old, you can't very well say no. Read full book review >