Search Results: "Susan Massotty"


BOOK REVIEW

SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER’S NOTEBOOK by Kader Abdolah
Released: March 1, 2006

"An intimate portrait of Iran, stuffed with ambition, but ultimately overladen."
Abdolah, an Iranian expatriate now living in the Netherlands, nests a story about a father and son into a sweeping novel that chronicles the tumultuous modern history of his homeland. Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS’ DAY by Cees Nooteboom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"All Souls' Day displays with admirable lucidity the workings of a humane, civilized, and consistently interesting mind. But it's just barely a novel, and few readers are likely to stay its tortuous and redundant course."
A documentary filmmaker's tenuous hold on both reality and the past occupies the foreground of this very discursive 1998 novel by the prizewinning Dutch author (The Following Story, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE KREUTZER SONATA by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"De Moor is rapidly becoming one of the world's finest novelists."
A troubled union of two artistic temperaments feels "the powerful effects of music on our emotions," in an elegant short novel from the internationally acclaimed Dutch author (Duke of Egypt, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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LOST PARADISE by Cees Nooteboom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Luminous. Numinous. Glorious."
An astonishing tale of a beautiful art student seeking her soul in Australia's Outback. Read full book review >

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WEDDING BY THE SEA by Abdelkader Benali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

This unusual debut by a young Moroccan-born Dutch writer, which won major literary prizes in Holland and France, is a fragmented family chronicle doled out in stories shared by young Lamarat Minar and the garrulous taxi-driver "Bucket of Bolts" Chalid, who plays a raffish Sancho Panza to Lamarat's reluctant quixotic searcher. Read full book review >