Search Results: "Patricia Grossman"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR HEROES by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Midlife, middle class, middlebrow."
Male and female menopause on Long Island causes flashes of heroism, private and public. Read full book review >

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BRIAN IN THREE SEASONS by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Deftly done."
The neatly ordered days of a gay man in New York are disrupted by his irascible father's illness. Read full book review >

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UNEXPECTED CHILD by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An unemotional and rather contrived treatment of a potentially poignant subject."
A single woman struggles modishly with her decision to adopt a young child orphaned by AIDS. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY MARKET by Patricia Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The serene, strong-featured faces—like that of a cheated customer who is returning a mute rooster—are riveting. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A trip to the weekly open-air market at Oaxaca, Mexico, with stops at 11 fictional vendors, male and female, young and old, who have brought chiles, rebozos, huaraches, good luck charms, parrots, flowers, and clay figurines to sell. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN KING by Lev Grossman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom—not to be missed."
Now a king in the magical land of Fillory, Quentin embarks on a quest to save the universe in Grossman's searing sequel to The Magicians (2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: April 26, 2001

"That's certainly more likely than finding one here."
Billed by its "Low Modern" author as a "HOW TO" book, this collection is presented as the "autobiography of the SIGHTED SINGER, the American poet who has dreamed the dream of the poet's vocation." Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An important and convincing human document, essential reading for those concerned with establishing a just and workable solution to a decades-old conflict."
Powerful and persuasive reporting by the author of The Yellow Wind (1988). Read full book review >

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Letters to Alice by King Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"An ardent, well-told story that manages to connect Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and Doctor Zhivago."
A New York City writer and editor and his publishing-executive wife try to keep their marriage together and advance their careers and causes in Grossman's debut novel. Read full book review >

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CROOKED by Austin Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"A worthy pop-cult amusement, if sometimes reading like cutting-room-floor Stephen King mixed up with a little Boris and Natasha."
Henry Kissinger, dark lord of the universe? Read full book review >