Search Results: "Steve Fiffer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A generally satisfying but hardly spellbinding example of the how-I-overcame-my-handicap genre."
In these revealing memoirs, reconstructed some 30 years after the accident that changed his life, Fiffer (co-author, with Morris Dees, of Hate on Trial: The Case Against America's Most Dangerous Neo-Nazi, 1993, etc.) shows what it is like to be different and recounts his long struggle to accept that difference and become whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Scary stuff—according to Dees, skinhead violence is on the rise—with a gripping courtroom confrontation between hatred and righteousness. (B&w photos—not seen.)"
Exciting tale of a legal battle against neo-Nazi skinhead goons, by the attorney who bankrupted the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"A moving, powerful account of one man's struggle against injustice."
Dees, civil-rights lawyer and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, offers an eloquent memoir of his battles with the Ku Klux Klan and other right-wing hate organizations. Read full book review >

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BODY by Sharon Sloan Fiffer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1999

"Overall a winsome compendium, suitable for bedside or seaside, where body parts can be contemplated in their (relative) nakedness."
Let us now celebrate body parts, in this collection of generally fine essays from talented writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Essays, collected by a husband-and-wife editorial and writing team, that invite the reader into the intimacy of the authors' homes and lives with affection, wit, and honesty."
Despite an ever-present suspicion that this collection of essays is built on a trite and forced premise, it succeeds in celebrating different views of family, self, and space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1996

"A reassuring read, these skillfully crafted pieces plumb the nurturing aspect of family as opposed to the dark side (neglect, abuse, abandonment) that frequently fuels contemporary writers."
A collection of eloquent essays solicited from high-powered writers that nevertheless smacks a bit of ``What I Did on My Summer Vacation,'' except that the subject is family. Read full book review >

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SCARY STUFF by Sharon Fiffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Somewhere en route to better plotting, Fiffer has drained Jane of her ebullience and humor, whose loss may account for her husband's defection. But Tim can still provoke a good chortle, and many readers will be charmed into picking up a knife and carving a leer into a pumpkin face."
Jane Wheel, professional garage-sale picker and quasi-professional detective, finds her brother's doppelgänger. Read full book review >

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BURIED STUFF by Sharon Fiffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2004

"Lacks the effervescence and humor—not to mention the garage-sale lore and Tim's retorts—of Jane's previous adventures (The Wrong Stuff, 2003, etc.). But Fiffer's plotting is on the upswing."
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? Read full book review >

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LUCKY STUFF by Sharon Fiffer
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Jane's eighth doesn't live up to some of her earlier adventures (Backstage Stuff, 2011, etc.) but still provides a pleasant, if unexciting, read."
A part-time detective and full-time collector finds that her old hometown is more exciting than it used to be. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG STUFF by Sharon Fiffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"The plot is merely serviceable, but Jane and Tim, who fantasize about their pretend offspring, the darling Patina and the smart Veneer, are absolutely charming. Added bonus: the amusing admonitions to pack rats that head up each chapter."
Something for nothing turns out to be a really bad buy. Read full book review >

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BACKSTAGE STUFF by Sharon Fiffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Fiffer seems to be reworking her main characters, shifting their relationships and, in the case of Tim and Jane, making them more conventional and less amusing. Pity."
Anyone can get through a divorce when she has a nice murder to occupy her. Read full book review >