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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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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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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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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THE CIRCUS by Olivia Levez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A beautiful and unforgettable story about a girl who learns she must lose who she thought she was before she can become who she's meant to be. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Part-Romanian, "dark as a gypsy" Willow Stephens has been raised by nannies and posh boarding schools. Read full book review >

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NEVER MIND MISS FOX by Olivia Glazebrook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Although the hidden incident at the core is predictable and banal, Glazebrook creates an air of faintly comic menace that grows more intense as the novel proceeds."
A seemingly stable marriage is threatened when a woman from the couple's past reappears in Londoner Glazebrook's second novel (The Trouble With Alice, 2013). Read full book review >

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SWITCHEROO by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Contrived, yes, but hysterically funny—and after reflecting on the invisibility of women, the reader may find it no more contrived than, say, a Shakespearean comedy. (Film rights to New Line Cinema; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
More monumental high-concept from Goldsmith (Marrying Mom, 1996, etc.), this time in a wonderfully funny fable about a wife and mistress who reverse roles—and a husband who apparently can't tell the difference. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOMENT by Olivia Jake
ROMANCE

"An appealing, effortless erotic tale geared toward contemporary women."
Samantha Davis, an alpha female who runs her own advertising firm, meets her match in her latest client, a domineering Frenchman who seduces her into submission in Jake's debut erotic romance. Read full book review >