Search Results: "Sarah Erdman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2003

"Sometimes treacly, but mostly charming. A worthy debut."
A thoughtful memoir of Peace Corps service in West Africa, with all the hallmarks of the subgenre. Read full book review >

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TUG OF WAR by Paul Erdman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"An accessible interpretive briefing on currency exchange rates and why they matter to a host of constituencies ranging from policy makers to consumers."
Though best known in recent years as the author of fiscal entertainments (Zero Coupon, 1993, etc.), the Canadian-born Erdman is a bona fide economist and former Swiss banker. Read full book review >

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THE SET-UP by Paul Erdman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1997

"Capital entertainment for Erdman's many fans, who will not be at all surprised by the fierce loathing for all things Swiss that suffuses the always absorbing story."
Still in fine form, old pro Erdman (Zero Coupon, 1993; the nonfiction Tug of War, 1996; etc.) produces another larky fiscal thriller in which the former head of the US Federal Reserve Board finds himself in trouble and on the run. Read full book review >

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ZERO COUPON by Paul Erdman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A capital rogues-to-riches entertainment—with precious little sex or violence but a wealth of inside information on fiscal chicanery."
Erdman (The Swiss Account, The Palace, etc.) makes a welcome return to form with a blue-chip tale of high finance and low cunning in the post-Milken era. Read full book review >

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THE SWISS ACCOUNT by Paul Erdman
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Historic implausibilities apart, Erdman appears more interested in bringing the Swiss establishment to book on the score of its wartime profiteering than in keeping the narrative pot boiling. He succeeds all too well."
A didactically poor excuse for a thriller from a best-selling author (The Palace; The Panic of '89, etc.) who once set the standard for fiscal entertainments. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MUFFLY’S MONSTER by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This isn't a tale of kids just leaping to conclusions; it's a full-throttle lunge. (recipe in metric and English measurements) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Childhood logic and a preference for the impossible explodes in this enjoyable tale of crazy conclusions. Mrs. Muffly's recent behavior has been most peculiar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEELING SAD by Sarah Verroken
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Who can't respond to a duck that tells clouds what to do? (Picture book. 2-6)"
A deceptively simple Dutch import (with the deliciously evocative original title of Boos) shows young readers a way to turn their moods around. Read full book review >

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TEX THE COWBOY by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Parodic sketches of the Old West, with a cowhand's understated sense of humor. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Six chapters (with old-fashioned titles, e.g., ``Tex and Bad Hank) in the life of Tex, a hapless cowboy with a drooping mustache, and his horse Gloria. Read full book review >

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JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >

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APPLE AND RAIN by Sarah  Crossan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A realistic if gently didactic tale about growing up and parenting. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Apple's got plenty to contend with: her best friend's deserted her, the boy she's attracted to barely knows she exists, and her overprotective Nana is a source of embarrassment at school—but what hurts most is her glamorous mother's abandonment 11 years ago. Read full book review >