Search Results: "Sloan M. Coll"


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SINS by Sloan M. Coll
Released: Jan. 27, 2012

"Psychodrama, romance and mystery mingle, but not cohesively."
In Coll's debut novel, a brilliant mathematician's childhood tragedies pave an ominous path for her work and marriage. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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THREE BOOKS ABOUT GAME SHOWS
by Leila Roy

While the multiple sexual harassment lawsuits make him a somewhat problematic figure now, Bob Barker was a hugely iconic figure in my childhood. I was really only allowed to watch daytime television when I was home sick from school, so I associate him—and The Price is Right—with lying on the couch with the flu. A weird treat for a ...


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KARLMARX.COM by Susan Coll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite some forced humor and strained parallels: a stylish debut."
An amusing debut novel that tries to put—and mostly succeeds in putting—an unusual spin on the clash between love and career, as the writer of a dissertation on Karl Marx's daughter Eleanor finds some eerie echoes in her own work and love life. Read full book review >

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ROCKVILLE PIKE by Susan Coll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A modern comedy of manners that at times tries too hard to entertain."
Second-novelist Coll (karlmarx.com, 2000) energetically chronicles a soccer mom's bumpy ride to tranquility as she deals with issues of finance, family, and self-esteem. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"The makings of a villain, shaped in many ways by the culture he came to revile. Urgent and important reading."
A sprawling, fascinating account of America's declared No. 1 enemy, his far-flung family and the astonishing number of influential Americans who live within that family's orbit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Leaks, reserves, PACs, hydrofracking, bloated corporate profits and more: all pertinent concerns nicely handled by Coll in this engaging, hard-hitting work."
A thorough, sobering study of the pernicious consolidation of Big Oil. Read full book review >

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BEACH WEEK by Susan Coll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A little too reassuring (nothing truly bad happens), but Coll can be hysterically funny about parental idiocy."
Having gently skewered the college-application process (Acceptance, 2007), Coll trains her sights on another equally ridiculous tradition among certain upper-middle-class high-school graduates—the weeklong party at the beach. Read full book review >

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THE STAGER by Susan Coll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Although the nastiness becomes repetitive, Coll's vicious depiction of upper-upper-middle-class suburbia is often excruciatingly funny."
Coll (Beach Week, 2010, etc.) ratchets up the level of wit and mean edginess in her newest satire, which chronicles the absurd efforts put into marketing a high-end house outside Washington D.C. Read full book review >

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ACCEPTANCE by Susan Coll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"While readers will root for these kids, Coll's affection for her targets does not detract from her bite."
A cheerfully pointed satire about the college-admissions process at a suburban Washington, D.C., high school where students and/or their parents have Ivy League aspirations. Read full book review >