Search Results: "Renata Adler"


BOOK REVIEW

AFTER THE TALL TIMBER by Renata Adler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 7, 2015

"Although this volume amply reveals the author's attention to language and commitment to politically engaged journalism, many pieces seem dated, and a few are tediously long."
A collection of articles by an outspoken writer. Read full book review >

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GONE by Renata Adler
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2000

"The resulting hybrid offers many pleasures, but none of them makes Adler's heartfelt insider's diatribe against Newhouse, recent editors Gottlieb and Tina Brown, and the long-standing weaknesses that left the magazine vulnerable to them any more convincing than the complaints of many an outraged former subscriber."
Novelist and ex-staffer Adler (Politics, 1988, etc.) offers an accusatory dirge for the William Shawn New Yorker that is actually three volumes in one—to its ultimate cost. Read full book review >

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FOR RENATA by B. Robert Sharry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"A nostalgic romance, rich with Portuguese culture and a few surprising twists at the end."
A retrospective novel about a wounded Vietnam veteran and the complicated woman who helps him cope with his disfigurement. Read full book review >

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The Memoirs of Irene Adler by San Cassimally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2014

"Arthur Conan Doyle's world gets progressively twisted in a slightly tangled story."
Edinburgh-based Cassimally (The Case Book of Irene Adler, 2013) brings back the unconventional female who famously impressed Sherlock Holmes for the second installment of a series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"An exciting, inspiring and essential book for anyone interested in American theater."
Brilliant lectures on the American masters from the late, legendary acting teacher. Read full book review >

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STELLA ADLER ON IBSEN, STRINDBERG, AND CHEKHOV by Barry Paris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 1999

"Despite these flaws, Adler is majestic and inspiring as she speaks to us from a bygone age in which the theater was the principal creative home for actors who achieved dignity from their abilities as interpretive artists, not from their celebrity status or their paychecks."
The late acting teacher's legendary lectures on script interpretation lose something when transposed to the printed page, though they still make a fine introduction to modern drama and the acting style it requires. Read full book review >

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THE CASE BOOK OF IRENE ADLER by San Cassimally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2014

"Compelling if at times convoluted 'herstory' of Holmes' famous woman."
The sharp-witted actress who earned Sherlock Holmes' admiration offers her own recollections in this first installment of a Conan Doyle-inspired series. Read full book review >

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RED WAGON by Renata Liwska
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mundane task fills with delicious thrills. Read full book review >

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THE CHERRY THIEF by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sweet diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master pâtissier is flummoxed when his signature cherries go missing from his pastries.Read full book review >

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MY NEW MOM & ME by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"A welcome addition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Galindo's American picture-book debut makes strides toward filling gaps in adoption narratives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PANDA by Renata Liwska
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"Much like this whimsical tale, the elegant illustrations hold small surprises for perceptive readers to enjoy. (Picture Book. 3-6)"
Grandfather Panda shares an outlandish tale of flying tigers with his grandson in this slyly amusing tale. Read full book review >

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BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >