Search Results: "Olivia Snaije"


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BYE BYE BABYLON by Lamia Ziadé
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Stunning in both the art and the audacity."
Visually arresting and emotionally devastating, this graphic memoir of war and childhood feels like an art book and explodes like a car bomb. Read full book review >

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TONE DEAF by Olivia Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot begs connection to Antony John's richer Five Flavors of Dumb (2010); though Ali and Jace are likable, readers interested in Deafness and rock-'n'-roll are better served by the earlier book. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An abused, totally deaf teen runs away with a rock band. Read full book review >

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MARRYING MOM by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 1996

"Some laughs and refreshing senior-citizen romance, but more like the outline for a TV sitcom than a novel. (Film rights to Paramount; Literary Guild Selection; $175,000 ad/promo; TV and radio satellite tours)"
Goldsmith follows The Bestseller (p. 768) with a light, contrived romance about a Jewish mother and her three unsettled children. Read full book review >

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FLAVOR OF THE MONTH by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 1993

"On Hollywood, Thomas Tryon is more touching, and Nathanael West more literate—but no one can touch Goldsmith for gusto."
In The First Wives Club (1992), Goldsmith was like a dog with a bone on the subject of rotten husbands; in her second novel, she's latched onto another theme that's almost as meaty: Hollywood, which she masticates with characteristic wicked glee. Read full book review >

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Released: July 26, 2014

"Pragmatic as well as inspiring road map to maximizing college ROI."
A debut advice guide by a student adviser/consultant outlining an action plan to get the most out of college. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WIVES CLUB by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Moreover, the novel mainlines into a vein of pure bile—which can't help but produce heady effects on those millions of women who know exactly what Goldsmith's talking about. (Film rights sold to Paramount.)"
``There ought to be some kind of retribution, some way to even the score....Let's make sure they pay a price.'' These are the words of a veritable Park Avenue Medea in Goldsmith's sharp, vitriolic, funny, and exceedingly commercial debut novel—all about what happens when three abandoned society wives get mad. Read full book review >

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NOTES ON A NEAR-LIFE EXPERIENCE by Olivia Birdsall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"As in life, there is no happily ever after here, just poignant realization that life's circumstances must be worked through and accepted with a great deal of contemplation, understanding and counseling. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Mia's vision of her perfect upper-middle-class family lifestyle abruptly changes with very little warning or explanation when her father moves out. Read full book review >

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THE ISLAND by Olivia Levez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Not all readers will embrace this novel's haunting, open-ended conclusion, but those who do will find much to appreciate and discuss. (Adventure. 13-16)"
A teen struggles against both nature and her own past experiences in a reflective survival tale. Read full book review >

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DUMPING BILLY by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2004

"Pleasant enough, but strictly for fans."
The late Goldsmith (The First Wives Club, 1992, etc.) sticks to the bestselling formula of women looking for love in her final book: sadly, a predictable, clichéd, and caricature-ridden portrait of a Manhattan career woman entangled by the outer-borough roots she tries desperately to leave behind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1994

"Despite sometimes simplistic or redundant prose and occasional lapses in clarity and consistency (new money types not covered in the original quiz keep cropping up), this should be a useful aid for both individuals and couples to resolve their money conflicts."
A thoughtful, thorough workbook designed by a psychotherapist who has been leading seminars on the subject since 1982. Read full book review >

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THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A provocative, evocative blend of memoir, literary history and lyrical travel writing."
What can we learn from the sodden stories of six gifted but alcoholic writers? Much—and maybe not enough. Read full book review >