Search Results: "Susanna Sonnenberg"


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SHE MATTERS by Susanna Sonnenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"With heart-rending precision, Sonnenberg offers an eloquent narrative that not only exposes but embraces the fraught nature of women's relationships with each other."
The intimate, often unsparing reflections of a woman writer on a lifetime of friendships with other women. Read full book review >

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HER LAST DEATH by Susanna Sonnenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Tragic but arresting—a worthy companion to Simone de Beauvoir's and Vivian Gornick's explorations of the complicated mother-daughter dynamic."
A deeply personal account of the author's thorny relationship with her mother. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Trite in style as well as content, this resembles nothing more than a series of overgrown book reports. (b&w photos not seen)"
An uncritical assemblage of information about six famous writers and how they spent the years of fascism's rise and WW II. Read full book review >

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HOME LEAVE by Brittani Sonnenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"The experimental form cannot, however, distract from the lucidity of Sonnenberg's prose, which is notable for its stark honesty and sharply observed details."
A tapestry of settings and voices speaks of dislocation and grief in Sonnenberg's ambitious debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A perceptive, unapologetic self-portrait by an unrepentantly self-involved man."
The founder of Grand Street offers an erudite and prickly memoir about friendships with intellectuals and socialites, dozens of love affairs, and his struggles to emerge from the shadow of his powerful father. 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 >