Search Results: "Zoe Fishman"


BOOK REVIEW

DRIVING LESSONS by Zoe Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"What begins as a witty critique of the Mommy Trap ends as a sanctimonious screed."
A New Yorker's move to the South generates life lessons, and far too many platitudes, in Fishman's (Saving Ruth, 2012, etc.) third novel. Read full book review >

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SAVING RUTH by Zoe Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Conflicts and secrets abound, yet the tension doesn't quite build, so the eruption of the final crisis seems abrupt and the resolution far too easy."
Home after the first year at college—can you keep your secrets hidden? Read full book review >

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THE WELL'S END by Seth Fishman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Good entertainment. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
This debut science-fiction series opener relies on the standard mad-scientist scenario, which provides plenty of action. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A thoughtful, rigorous plan to make the tax code more morally and rationally defensible."
A comprehensive overhaul of the United States tax system. Read full book review >

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A REPLACEMENT LIFE by Boris Fishman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A smart first novel that's unafraid to find humor in atrocity."
An ambitious young writer compromises his integrity for the sake of his Russian forebears in Fishman's darkly comic, world-wise debut. Read full book review >

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THE DARK WATER by Seth Fishman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"Those who started with the first should be satisfied with this conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
The sequel to The Well's End (2014) takes the action into a mysterious underground city.Read full book review >

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I WILL BE CLEOPATRA by Zoe Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Some good gossip, a few great parties (one from dusk till dawn for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy), lots of intelligent observations about acting and the stage: a treat for fans of theater autobiography."
Four-time Tony Award-winner Caldwell's engaging memoir of her apprentice years. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS NEVERLAND by Zoe Barton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"There are many good stories still to tell about the Boy Who Never Grew Up, but this isn't one of them. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A petulant brat brings Girl Power to a Neverland devoid of whimsy and charm in this unnecessary sequel to Peter Pan. Read full book review >

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NO GUN INTENDED by Zoe Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"What Annabelle would undoubtedly call a 'hard-boiled cozy' is unlikely to appeal much to fans of either, unless they're really stuck on Portland."
Burke continues her genre-bending saga of a movie-crazed malaprop who yearns to be a private eye. Read full book review >

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ABSENCE OF LIGHT by Zoe Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2016

"Sharp pays meticulous attention to detail, but this novella reads as though the author's grown weary of her own heroine's adventures."
Close protection specialist Charlie Fox finds herself south of the border in a country devastated by a massive earthquake in Sharp's latest (Die Easy, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >