Search Results: "Norma Roth"


BOOK REVIEW

NORMA by Sofi Oksanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2017

"In spite of promising material, the question of who will emerge victorious loses its urgency along the way, and the ending, though surprising, fails to satisfy."
Award-winning Finnish-Estonian novelist Oksanen (When the Doves Disappeared, 2015, etc.) tackles the global exploitation of women and the entwined secrets of two families in this story of a woman with magical hair. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Thoughtful, uncowed observations of the aging process with upbeat conclusions."
Septuagenarian poet Roth decries our “obsessive focus on the deterioration of the elderly” and charts a course of independent, dignified and fruitful aging. Read full book review >

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ROTH UNBOUND by Claudia Roth Pierpont
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Although not a substitute for a full biography, Pierpont's book offers a candid and sympathetic portrait of an audacious writer."
An insightful portrait of a creative life. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"A quintessential depiction of one man's view from the brink of the abyss."
The doomed world of interwar Europe comes to burning life in the anguished correspondence of the peripatetic Austrian novelist/journalist. Read full book review >

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THE NORMA GENE by M.E. Roufa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A novel with a madcap premise and appealing characters that does not quite fulfill its comedic promise."
Roufa's debut novel follows the misadventures of a clone of Abraham Lincoln and a clone of Marilyn Monroe as they attempt to evade government agents and figure out what it means to claim their own identities. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Those who believe language is a delight as well as a necessity will happily while away the hours meandering through these pages. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Safire charms yet again with his lively interest in our language. ``Norma Loquendi,'' that fickle lass whose name the author translates as ``the everyday voice of the native speaker,'' is the title character of this eighth book to come from Safire's ``On Language'' column in the New York Times Magazine (Quoth the Maven, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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DRIVING MISS NORMA by Tim Bauerschmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"An uplifting and life-affirming memoir."
A traveler/retiree's account of the lessons he learned about living well from touring the country with his dying nonagenarian mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 12, 2012

"Fans will appreciate this modest look at how a star is born, raised and nurtured before she goes supernova and, eventually, collapses."
Glaeg's first biography follows Norma Jeane Dougherty from humble beginnings to her transformation into the glamorous Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JOSEPH ROTH by Joseph Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Essential, deeply satisfying fiction from one of the least known of the 20th-century's greatest writers."
An important collection of 17 stories and (brief) novellas, all written between 1916 and 1940 by the Austrian writer whose superb novels (including The Silent Prophet and The Radetzky March) rank among the finest rediscovered fiction of recent decades. Read full book review >

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BLUE AVENGER CRACKS THE CODE by Norma Howe
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Stay tuned. (author's notes) (Fiction. 12+)"
There's a lot of stuff going on in this sequel to The Adventures of Blue Avenger (1999). Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF BLUE AVENGER by Norma Howe
Released: April 1, 1999

"It's unabashed, cockle-warming wish fulfillment in a novel that has priceless moments and is the perfect respite from all the bleak YA fiction out there. (Fiction. 13-15)"
In a funny, warmly romantic tale from Howe (Shoot for the Moon, 1992, etc.) an impulsive decision leads an average teenager into fulfilling his desire to be "Secret champion of the underdog, modest seeker of truth, fearless innovator of the unknown." Read full book review >