Search Results: "Susanna Kaysen"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL, INTERRUPTED by Susanna Kaysen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"For Kaysen, writing well has been the best revenge."
When Kaysen was 18, in 1967, she was admitted to McLean Psychiatric Hospital outside Boston, where she would spend the next 18 months. Read full book review >

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CAMBRIDGE by Susanna Kaysen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A belletristic vision of tweendom, earnest but inchoate."
A woman recalls her childhood in a tony Boston suburb in ways that closely resemble Kaysen's real life (The Camera My Mother Gave Me, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CAMERA MY MOTHER GAVE ME by Susanna Kaysen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"Disguised as plain, brown memoir, a voluptuous exploration of sexuality, aging, the failures of modern medicine, attempts at self-knowledge, and the meaning of pain."
A vagina dialogue: pithy, funny, adventurous, sexy, and eye-opening. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO SUSANNA by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1996

"A page-turner—and a preposterous jaw-dropper."
A skillful Danielle Steel clone, filled with tragedy, crabmeat omelets, and momentous nights at the London Ritz. Read full book review >

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A JEWISH MOTHER FROM BERLIN and SUSANNA by Gertrud Kolmar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, their undeniable fascination and power are, sadly, no more then documentary."
A Jewish Mother From Berlin and Susanna ($22.00; May 1997; 225 pp.; 0-8419-1345-5): A short novel and a long story written, respectively, in 1931 and 1940 by a highly praised German Jewish poet who died at Auschwitz in 1943, first published only in 1978. ``A Jewish Mother from Berlin'' describes in harrowing and sometimes operatic detail the despairing madness that overtakes a grieving widow who searches throughout 1920s Berlin for the rapist who had attacked her four-year-old daughter. ``Susanna,'' set in approximately the same period, traces the rapid personality dissolution of an orphaned girl who can't be dissuaded from sacrificing her life to an imagined grand passion. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOWY HORSES by Susanna Kearsley
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Despite a rather abrupt resolution to the central mystery, Kearsley's tale is lush with romantic and ghostly threads."
Why is the ghost of a 2nd-century Roman sentinel guarding an archaeological site? And why is he following Verity Grey? Read full book review >

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NUCLEAR FAMILY by Susanna Fogel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"Bahahahaha."
The life of Julie Feller as seen through three decades of letters and emails from her family. Read full book review >

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A DEATH ALONG THE RIVER FLEET by Susanna Calkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2016

"An enjoyably complex mystery with a clever heroine neatly interweaves detailed historical background with fascinating characters."
London after the Great Fire is rife with filth, superstition, and murder. Read full book review >

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THE TARNISHED CHALICE by Susanna Gregory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Beneath the verbiage lurks a rather mundane mystery. For dedicated medievalists only."
Gregory's 12th reveals skullduggery in Lincoln, a once-powerful city in crisis in 1356. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 1999

"Anyone interested in music history or in women's history will find a compelling story well told here. (index, not seen, b&w reproductions and photos, chronology, source notes) (Biography. 10-16)"
Extremely well-researched and presented, this sumptuous book presents the extraordinary career of Schumann, who was more celebrated during her lifetime than her composer husband, Robert, was. Read full book review >