Search Results: "Solomon J. Inkwell"


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"A detailed gothic world beyond the realm of mortals."
Inkwell's second novel (Vickie Van Helsing, 2011) teems with kind ghosts, family secrets and supernormal powers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A commonplace book more full of sound bites than a political convention: perfect bedside reading for academics who want to drift off to sleep believing that they really can make a difference in recalling the education business to its true vocation."
The brothers Solomon—Robert (Philosophy/Univ. of Texas at Austin; A Passion for Justice, 1990, etc.) and Jon (Classics/Univ. of Arizona)—take a bracingly common-sensical approach—in the form of 137 sermonettes—to the problems everybody agrees are dogging the American university. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"Virtually every teenager struggles with difference and identity; at its best, this book will help its readers understand and embrace intersectionality. (notes, further reading) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
How do parents react when a child is far different from themselves—and how do those children cope with difference? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"An on-the-money introduction to the financial fraternity's ruling class."
This blue-chip status report makes a substantive contribution to the growing body of literature of the pivotal role played by central banks in in the Global Village's financial affairs (see Marjorie Deane and Robert Pringle's The Central Banks, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF PURGATORY by Solomon Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 9, 2013

"An imaginative, if uneven, tale of carnage, angels and the hereafter."
Pike delivers a debut fantasy novel about a war in the afterlife. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE BOOK by Nina Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Happy endings abound in this novel about the power of love and friendship."
Women find love and friendship with the help of a mysterious guidebook in this novel from Solomon (Single Wife, 2003).Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN by Burt Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The book is billed as 'A John Hay Mystery,' indicating that there may be more to come. Solomon (Where They Ain't, 2000, etc.) depicts the scores of people around Lincoln with vigor and authority. His middling mystery is a passable MacGuffin for his rich historical offering."
Disturbing questions arise after the tragic death of Abraham Lincoln's beloved son, Willie. Could it possibly be…? Read full book review >

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EUROPA, EUROPA by Solomon Perel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 1997

"An epilogue touches on Perel's cathartic, present-day encounters with Jews and Nazis (he now lectures about fascism), but the weight of this memorable psychological thriller lies in the interior drama. (photos, not seen)"
A standout wartime memoir, and the inspiration of the Golden Globewinning film of the same title. Read full book review >

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SINGLE WIFE by Nina Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2003

"What sets this one apart, though, and gives it promise isn't Grace's emancipation, but its spirit of playful inventiveness, at times reminiscent of Iris Murdoch."
A husband who makes a habit of disappearing, a loyal wife who covers for him: in a strong debut, Solomon explores the aftermath of one disappearance too many. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1998

"This invaluable contribution to the canon wars is rare manna from academia. (12 b&w photos)"
Theater critic, dramaturge, and Village Voice staff writer Solomon (English and Theater/City Univ. of New York Graduate Center) offers a fresh, authoritative view of the canon as the seat, not the nemesis, of postmodern gender theory. Read full book review >