Search Results: "William Strauss"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 1997

"Strauss and Howe use an amazing knowledge of popular culture to remain entertaining throughout, despite the heavy subject matter, and produce a metahistory to ponder as we approach the new millennium. (First serial to USA Weekend; $100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Creative and provocative analysis suggesting troubling implications make this book a must-read. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT SHIMMY by Gwen Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A subtle and perceptive treatment of a familiar theme, with an unusually harmonious melding of text and art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The gifted author of Trail of Stones (1990), a series of searching psychological portraits in verse of familiar folkloric characters, portrays a painfully shy boy. Read full book review >

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COLOR SONG by Victoria Strauss
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This combination of page-ripping plot and insight into the creative process is as rare and luminous as the color Strauss imagines. (Historical fantasy. 11 & up)"
A young novice escapes the confines of the convent to risk it all for her art. Read full book review >

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CHANG AND ENG by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2000

"Admirably researched, continuously absorbing, and very moving indeed."
An imposingly original first novel that focuses on unique historical figures: the eponymous Siamese twin brothers (1811-74) who endured opprobrium and despair, became international celebrities, married two American sisters, and fathered 21 children between them. Read full book review >

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THE SPARTACUS WAR by Barry Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"Graphic, adrenaline-pumping history."
A swift-moving, accessible chronicle of the insurgency against ancient Rome led by the charismatic slave leader Spartacus. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWISE by Elle Strauss
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Readers who 'trip' back in time with Casey will wish they could stay longer in her strangely relatable place."
In Strauss' debut novel, Casey Donavan must deal with all the average problems of the average, modern teenage girl: body image issues, mean girls at school, an impossible crush—and spontaneous time travel. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE DARK by Bob Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"A colorful story of relationships and how they change their participants' perspectives on love."
A renowned psychotherapist helps people find paths back to love and begins to search for his own fulfillment in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH by Neil Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Some readers may have no sympathy for the author, but he delivers an emotionally charged, provocative memoir of a man learning to confront his sexual demons."
Rolling Stone scribe and infamous Lothario Strauss (Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness, 2011, etc.) chronicles a lascivious seesaw battle between monogamy and debauchery. Read full book review >

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COUPLES, PASSERSBY by Botho Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"To paraphrase Dorothy Parker: I'd sooner clean and paint the house Than read a book by Botho Strauss."
Another gathering of elliptical vignettes and ponderous philosophizing from the ostensibly controversial German author (Devotion, 1979; The Young Man, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE REAL MCCOY by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2002

"Not as good as Chang and Eng, then, but not bad at all. Strauss remains one of the most interesting and promising of younger American novelists."
There's ample entertainment value in this rather desperately inventive second historical novel by the author of the highly praised debut tale Chang and Eng (2000). Read full book review >

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THE JOY OF FUNERALS by Alix Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A snappy idea buried by verveless writing."
Novel-in-stories about morbidly lonely thirtysomething women who find comfort in mortuaries. Read full book review >