Search Results: "Paula Marantz Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

JANE AUSTEN IN BOCA by Paula Marantz Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A silly trifle but clever and fun."
The title says it all. Cohen, a humanities professor and author of several books of scholarly nonfiction, offers a kosher teacake of a first novel loosely fashioned after Pride and Prejudice and elucidating the social mores of genteel Jewish retirees in Boca Raton. Read full book review >

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BEATRICE BUNSON'S GUIDE TO <i>ROMEO AND JULIET</i> by Paula Marantz Cohen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2016

"Ideal for those who are charmed by the romance of Shakespeare. And who isn't? (Fiction. 12-15)"
What's the best way to deal with high school drama? Apply the problem-solving strategies of Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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SUZANNE DAVIS GETS A LIFE by Paula Marantz Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cohen is no Jane Austen, but her latest update on the Marriage Plot is a light romantic comedy featuring witty commentary on contemporary life, enriched by a funny, flawed and likable heroine."
If Jane Austen's heroines can find true love within the confines of their small English villages, why can't a single New Yorker locate Mr. Right among the residents of her large Upper West Side apartment building? Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"Cohen plods along the Austen road map, but the characters lack wit; they're more often pathetic or mean than funny."
Cohen, whose contemporary version of Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen in Boca, 2002) was a delight, now tackles Persuasion in this strained romance about a high-school guidance counselor and the man she reluctantly threw over 13 years before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES by Andy Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"The flamboyant talk show host delivers an entirely expected book: a glitzy, glamorous, goofy look at 365 days of a charmed showbiz life."
Cable TV's dishiest guy at his dishy best. Read full book review >

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GRAMERCY PARK by Paula Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2002

"As melodramatic and stagy as any opera, but without the compensations of music and singers."
Cohen's debut takes a popular Victorian theme—destitute young woman rescued by older man with rakish past—and tweaks it for current preoccupations, adding pedophilia and anti-Semitism to a story that's more sensational melodrama than romance. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN V. COHEN by William Lasser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Solid if sometimes plodding, a valuable addition to the historical literature."
A painstakingly documented life of an unsung hero—or villain, depending on your point of view—in the making of the liberal state. Read full book review >

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TWO-GUN COHEN by Daniel S. Levy
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1997

"A diverting tale of the life and crimes of a unique Old China Hand, intertwined with the story of modern China. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Soon after the turn of the century a Jewish Cockney adventurer arrived in Canada, seeking his—or somebody's—fortune. Read full book review >