Search Results: "Sheri Fink"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With apparent effortlessness, Fink tells the Memorial story with cogency and atmosphere."
Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist/investigator Fink (War Hospital, 2003) submits a sophisticated, detailed recounting of what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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LIBEL THE DEAD by John Fink
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Readable, sporadically intriguing, but disappointing."
Young editor Mike Lindenthal, of N.Y.C.'s slick, sophisticated Beyond magazine, finds himself in trouble after an article he'd commissioned about L.A.'s much idolized TV talk host Bangor Laudicek brings the threat of a libel suit. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY by Ida Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"One of the keener, skilled Holocaust testaments that pierces into the dusk of nightmare and a world drained of humanity."
The author, who was born in Poland in 1921 and lived in hiding throughout WW II, has concentrated with devastating effect on the anguish of ordinary people thrust into horror (the story collection A Scrap of Time, 1987). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1997

"But most impressive is Fink's commitment to finding the true meaning of Jewish prayer and practice."
There is a saying that it's hard to be a Jew. Read full book review >

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PAINTED LEAVES by John Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 1995

"Readable but rudderless."
A member of the tragedy-stricken family in Fink's debut novel, The Leaf Boats (1991), is a major character in this, the author's third. Read full book review >

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THE DRESS LODGER by Sheri Holman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Another stunner from a gifted and versatile new master of historical fiction. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the- Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selections)"
If Clive Barker ever writes a historical novel, he'll be hard pressed to invent horrors more lurid than the rotting corpses and dangling viscera that grace, so to speak, this lurid and fascinating second novel from Holman (A Stolen Tongue, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"New, urgent awareness of seeing black women as, in the words of BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, 'fully human and fully powerful.'"
In this thorough study of popular icons and real women, an update of the 2010 edition, Parks (American Studies/Univ. of Maryland) finds the myth of the strong black woman—variously known as the Sacred Dark Feminine, Black Madonna, Mammy, Angry Black Woman—both slippery and resonant. Read full book review >

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TILLIE LAYS AN EGG by Terry Golson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A great way to show children where eggs come from and that animals also have a 'human' side. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Golson's picture-book debut is a merry introduction to a rural slice of life—the social lives of the chickens on Little Pond Farm. Read full book review >

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LONG PIG by Jon Stephen Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Complex plotting and a detailed treatment of fundamentalist tenets make for heavy going, but they also create a provocative tale, leaving little doubt that this is a writer to be reckoned with."
Continuing to show the nervy, offbeat wit first seen in Further Adventures (1993), Fink here tackles a more ambitious subject—the power of televangelists and the commingling of commerce and religion—with far less success. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE by Joseph Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A delightfully bonkers media crossover that will make an incredible audiobook."
All hail the glow cloud as the weird and wonderful town of Night Vale brings itself to fine literature. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY OF GLORIA RUSSELL by Sheri Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Not worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Billy is mourning the loss of his friend Gloria, who died suddenly of an aneurysm. Read full book review >