Search Results: "Susan Isaacs"


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PAST PERFECT by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"A misstep for the usually entertaining author."
A faltering comic spy caper from Isaacs (Any Place I Hang My Hat, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1999

"Is driving a bus over the speed limit really an example of the best a woman can be? (Author tour)"
A lively look at the role models provided by women in film and fiction, with unexpected exegeses from a bestselling novelist (Red, White, and Blue, 1998, etc.). L. Frank Baum's Dorothy and Jane Austen's Emma—in both original and modern interpretations—are "brave dames"; Sandra Bullock in Speed, although her character was the driver of the rampaging bus, and Anita Hill, testifying about long-past transgressions, are "wimpettes." Read full book review >

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AFTER ALL THESE YEARS by Susan Isaacs
Released: July 1, 1993

"Broad humor, ebulliently proffered. (First printing of 150,000; Literary Guild Dual Selection for September)"
Again, Isaacs's (Magic Hour, etc.) formulaic plot device is almost beside the point as she tickles readers' funny bones in her latest Long Island melodrama-cum-satire—this time featuring a middle-aged millionairess who's accused of her estranged husband's murder. ``After nearly a quarter of a century of marriage, Richie Meyers, my husband, told me to call him Rick,'' reports Rosie Meyers, a high-school English teacher whose husband struck it rich years before by cofounding a computer-research firm and thereby launching the two of them into the stratosphere of Long Island monied society. Read full book review >

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ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A heroine who really, really cares about politics and social issues and who always remembers to wear a warm coat is certainly a welcome novelty in this Age of Fluff—but this still seems like chick-lit in sensible shoes."
Superselling Isaacs (Long Time No See, 2001, etc.) makes a valiant effort to reach a younger readership and still please the faithful in her tale of a New Yorker looking for her long-lost mother. Read full book review >

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LONG TIME NO SEE by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2001

"Isaacs does it again: skewering the pretensions of upscale suburbanites and in a tender, funny romance. The mystery? On the light side and none too plausible—but, really, who cares?"
Slim, blond, and missing since Halloween, Courtney Logan had been a Wall Street whiz until she married Greg and became the stay-at-home mom of two adorable children. Now the daffodils are up and the pool man has just found her floating corpse. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Susan Isaacs
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A painfully long yawn."
An aging entrepreneur invites her three grandchildren, whom she barely knows, for a weekend visit so she can choose which one will take over her company. Read full book review >

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MAGIC HOUR by Susan Isaacs
Released: Jan. 1, 1991

Here's novel number five by the perennially popular author of Shining Through and Compromising Positions—though this one's more like the latter than the former, set in the present on Long Island (a locale Isaacs does perfectly) and zinging with her trademark sharp, make-me-into-a-movie repartee. Read full book review >

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RED, WHITE AND BLUE by Susan Isaacs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Both on the large scale and the small, an absorbing chronicle of the American character. (Author tour; TV satellite tour)"
With keen humor and fine characterizations, the bestselling Isaacs's (Lily White, 1996, etc.) multigenerational saga explores the nature of American identity. Read full book review >

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AS HUSBANDS GO by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"The mystery is barely there, but Isaacs' fans will enjoy another sharp-tongued romp through the New York privileged classes and their foibles."
What was Susie Gersten's perfect husband doing in the apartment of a medium-rent call girl? Read full book review >

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LILY WHITE by Susan Isaacs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"As always, Isaacs's strengths lie in her feisty characters, lively pacing, and perfectly tuned comic sense. (Literary Guild main selection; $250,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Isaacs achieves a personal best with this warmly spirited tale of a Long Island lawyer conned over and over by life and love. Read full book review >

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TORN THREAD by Ann Isaacs
Released: April 1, 2000

"Every word of this radical change for Isaacs (Swamp Angel, 1994, etc.) rings as true as any first-person story told by an actual survivor, giving young readers another powerful testament to the horrors of the Holocaust. (Fiction 10-14)"
In 1943, motherless 12-year-old Eva, her sickly older sister Rachel, and their Papa are forced by the Germans, who have occupied their Polish town, Bezdin, to live in the Jewish ghetto. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Isaacs has researched her subject, and her case stories are entertaining, but readers of women's magazines especially will find this mighty familiar ground."
Most women will have figured this out for themselves by age 30, but for those needing help, here are reasonable parameters for defining friendship, when it's a good thing, and when it goes bad. Read full book review >