Search Results: "Warren Adler"


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FUNNY BOYS by Warren Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"You were expecting maybe Shakespeare? Undemanding readers undeterred by the cardboard characters, B-movie dialogue and total lack of period atmosphere will probably keep flipping pages to find out where the silly plot is going."
A tumler and a good-time girl tangle with some nasty mobsters at a Catskills hotel in this latest from Adler (The War of the Roses, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TIES THAT BIND by Warren Adler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 1994

"Fiona's recent adventures."
Who would've thought that Sgt. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF THE ROSES by Warren Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Strangely compelling through the middle pages, but Adler's prose is as threadbare as ever. "
Adler returns with a sequel to The War of the Roses (1981), offering another generation of nasty stick figures in foreseeable sentences. Read full book review >

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MOURNING GLORY by Warren Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Glib trash, and a rather sad middle-aged male fantasy of a younger woman's desire for an older man."
A crude attempt at romance from Adler (The Ties That Bind, 1994, etc.), this time about a Catholic divorcée on the skids who ensnares and then falls in love with a rich Jewish widower. Read full book review >

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Auntie Jodi's Helpful Hints by Jodi Adler
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"A volume of humorous hints that may be best suited as a gift for someone who's tired of traditional advice books."
Adler, in her debut, offers a book of not-so-serious advice for living. Read full book review >

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INVITATION TO PROVENCE by Elizabeth Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Talky, contrived, sure to please the fans."
Setting: the south of France. Plot: see quiz below. Read full book review >

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A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY by Elizabeth Adler
Released: June 19, 2012

"Adler, much like an inexperienced cook, has thrown everything she finds into the pot. Instead of creating a reasonably tasty dish, she's dished up some unpalatable mush."
Another over-the-top romantic suspense novel from the author of It All Began In Monte Carlo (2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"A candid book whose look backward provides a hopeful blueprint for reviving the possibilities that seemed so endless in the 1960s. (Author tour)"
A stunningly revelatory chronicle of a generation long misunderstood. Read full book review >

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OLD NOAH'S ELEPHANTS by Warren Ludwig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Ludwig captures the fun of this comical tale in energetic line, bright colors, and a briskly told narrative- -just right for the picture book hour. (Folklore/Picture book. 4- 8)"
When the greedy elephants get into the food, they gain so much weight that—huddled together on one side—they threaten to upset the Ark. Read full book review >

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THE CAT’S MEOW by Warren Kimble
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Beautiful paintings and handsome design create an exquisite cattery battery that's pure delight, and the cover is guaranteed to make people reach for it. (Picture book. All ages)"
These 12 fine felines are truly the "Cat's Meow." Read full book review >

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THE NO PLACE CAT by C.S. Adler
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2002

"Nonetheless, readers, especially children of divorce, should relate to Tess and find her a sympathetic protagonist. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Tess, 12, finds emotional comfort in a stray cat she befriends after running away from her efficient, sensible father and stepmother to live with her slapdash, irresponsible mother. Read full book review >

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TUNA FISH THANKSGIVING by C.S. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"We cared about each other, and that's what mattered most'' ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eighth-grader Gilda is in charge of her wistful brother Avery, 11, and winsome sister Bliss, 8; their parents, involved in a bitter, prolonged divorce, have no energy left for them. Read full book review >