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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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BITTERROOT LANDING by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1995

"The subject of abuse and recovery deserves more skilled treatment than it gets here. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Rape, murder, abuse, incest, self-mutilation, and temporary insanity combine to form an uninspiring first novel. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH CHEESE by Sheri Holman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Part Jon Hassler, part Robert Altman film—and all-around terrific."
A rambunctious third novel from the author of A Stolen Tongue (1997) and The Dress Lodger (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWALLOWTAIL by Sheri Meshal
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A captivating novel about love, redemption and the supernatural."
In Meshal's debutnovel, a loving wife and mother must find a way to comfort her family after a traumatic loss: her own disappearance. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME by Sheri Joseph
Released: April 16, 2013

"A fraught subject, handled with gravitas and, improbably, grace."
A family moves to Costa Rica to heal from a kidnapping. Read full book review >