Search Results: "Philip Gross"


BOOK REVIEW

TURN TO STONE by Philip Gross
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good bedside reading, Bwahahaha. (Fiction. YA)"
A teenaged runaway falls in with a cult that's run by two sinister figures in this unsettling import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LASTLING by Philip Gross
FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Provocative and edgy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Two young people from different cultures find themselves living on the edge when they struggle to protect an endangered life. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I SEE, YOU SEE: DAY by Sandra Gross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"For a baby's first foray into books, there are far better high-contrast titles than this offering, such as Phyllis Limbacher Tildes' Baby Animals Spots & Stripes (2015) and Baby Animals Day & Night (2016). (Board book. 0-2)"
In this wordless board book, babies can explore everyday objects and scenes rendered in high-contrast black-and-white art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAME BED, DIFFERENT DREAMS by Hugh Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1991

"Strong passages and emotional resonance indicate quality craftsmanship, but ultimately this is a jumble of good impressions rather than a coherent story."
Utilizing Gross's firsthand knowledge of the country and its way of life, but curiously detached and disjointed, this first novel offers a view of modern Japan in crisis, focusing on the decay of a middle-class Japanese family in which the parents are placed at cross purposes by social conventions and personal needs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM by Ken Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Queens Borough President John Fasio is finally taking the cue from his manipulative assistant Murray Gerber and allowing himself to stand for the New York mayor's job when the current mayor resigns to run for governor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2013

"A vicariously entertaining whirlwind of scrapbook memories from an author who can't sit still."
A travelogue from a restless journalistic globe-trotter who has freelanced his way across the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 12, 2009

"A deft rendering of the down-and-dirty politics of the art world."
A behind-the-scenes history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOCUS by Michael Gross
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Not a pretty picture of sex, drugs, beautiful women, and raw ambition."
The reality of fashion photography "can be murky, often decadent, and sometimes downright ugly." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALK SHOW DEFENSE by Ken Gross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 1997

"A lively tale that packs more than its share of twists before settling into the inevitable mano a mano between Maggie and her prey."
Some people are born to knuckle under. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER MOTHER by Gwendolen Gross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Gross gets many emotional details about marriage and the intensity of mother-love right, but she milks her trendy issues to didactic death."
Gross (Getting Out, 2002, etc.) pits working mother versus stay-at-home mother in yet another fiction about women's ambivalent struggle to combine work and family. Read full book review >