Search Results: "Sally Koslow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WIDOW WALTZ by Sally Koslow
Released: June 17, 2013

"Koslow knows how to please her target audience; although there are a few missteps, particularly toward the end when the resolution seems hard to swallow, the perfectly frothy, romantic story will appeal to readers who want a few hours to engage in a different world."
Former McCall's editor-in-chief Koslow (Slouching toward Adulthood, 2012, etc.) choreographs an entertaining but lightweight story about a mother and two daughters who are suddenly forced to redefine their lives and relationships step by step. Read full book review >

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THE LATE, LAMENTED MOLLY MARX by Sally Koslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2009

"Koslow (Little Pink Slips, 2007) authentically details the privileged world Molly must leave behind, but her tragicomic heroine is neither tragic nor comic enough."
Young Manhattan mom cut down in the prime of life lands at the pearly gates with some unfinished business in a frothy whodunit liberally sprinkled with Our Town-type wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2012

"Observant and bracingly candid."
A witty, provocative study that examines why so many millenials can't seem to launch into adulthood and now find themselves "wandering—if not literally, then psychically." Read full book review >

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LITTLE PINK SLIPS by Sally Koslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2007

"Breezy glimpse into the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of modern celebrity culture and the women's-magazine business."
Dedicated editor-in-chief's brilliant career goes into a tailspin after a flamboyant celebrity takes over her magazine, a plot that mirrors the litigious saga of Rosie (i.e., O'Donnell) magazine, to which former McCall's editor Koslow bore witness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A perceptive, loving tribute. (timeline, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A uniquely personal portrait of the United States' first woman in space, illustrated with sheaves of public and private photos. Read full book review >

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SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

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SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY DOG LITTLE by Bill Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A well-told tale that tweaks the Littles enough you'd think some of their stuffing might fall out, and illustrated with the bright edginess of a Lane Smith, exaggerated to a fare-thee-well. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Littles are a staid lot, formal to a fault. Read full book review >

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SALLY AND THE LIMPET by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Simple but telling, with cartoon-style illustrations whose deft draftsmanship compares honorably with Quentin Blake's and a Steig-like blend of humor and tenderness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sally tugs a limpet (a mollusk famous for hanging on) from its seaside rock, only to find it stuck fast to her finger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY SALLY by Michael Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Sure to return, Simon and Reles are two to watch. Here's hoping publishers don't pump the page count of future installments."
Promising debut thriller in which an Austin homicide detective investigates a few too many murders. Read full book review >