Search Results: "Susan S. Lang"


BOOK REVIEW

LANG by Kjell Westö
by Kjell Westö, translated by Ebba Segerberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Smoothly and unobtrusively translated, this debut grabs, holds, then plunges you into a world pervaded by a kind of mundane grimness, dark in its own signature way: Nordic noir."
From Finland, a taut and elegant thriller about love, obsession and murder. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Adapted from Lang Lang's autobiography for adults. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This Chinese-born pianist enjoys a worldwide career as a soloist, with performances so exciting and dramatic that staid concertgoers stand up and cheer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1991

"Still, her crisp journalistic style and extensive quoting from introspective and articulate women make this a slick read—and a chilling revelation of how women without children view the world of motherhood."
After interviewing 63 white, educated, middle-class women between the ages of 36 and 100, Lang (author of a YA book, Extremist Groups in America, 1990) concludes that the compensations for being childless (she prefers ``child-free'') exceed the losses, that women without children lead rich (literally saving $125,000 for a ``no-frills'' child, $600,000 for the luxury model) and fulfilling lives. Read full book review >

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TEEN VIOLENCE by Susan S. Lang
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Resources; notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Freelancer Lang uses journalistic techniques to make her points: clipped items and grim statistics portray a society coming apart—four times the number killed in Vietnam were killed with handguns in the 80's; a three-year-old held a knife to his mother's throat; etc. Both famous and unknown cases demonstrate the effects of the media; strains on the justice system; biological and psychological factors in violence; suicide; and connections between family disintegration and violence. Read full book review >

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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FRITZ LANG by Patrick McGilligan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 1997

"McGilligan is not a graceful stylist, but he has a great story to tell, and he tells it with verve, originality, and insight. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An adroit and revealing biography of the talented director of such classics as Metropolis and M. Few directors weathered the transition from silent movies to sound as successfully as Lang. Read full book review >

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K.D. LANG by Victoria Starr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"Fans will have to turn back to lang's music to restoke their ardor, but they'll have learned a lot here."
Though Starr fails to develop great intimacy with her reticent subject, her biography, the first of the gifted pop star, will delight lang's legions of fans. k.d. lang is the androgynous lesbian animal-rights activist with the incredible voice who has captured mainstream success against all odds. 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 >