Search Results: "maggie estep"


BOOK REVIEW

SOFT MANIACS by Maggie Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Pomo angst that seems far more transparent than transgressive, written in the kind of faux-blasÇ prose ('I had a rambling apartment in Brooklyn and I fucked my girlfriend Jody in every part of it') that would make Henry Miller think it was written by kids."
Nine linked stories by East Village novelist Estep (Diary of an Emotional Idiot, 1997), who tries to milk fresh narrative out of the dried-up cow of Downtown counterculture. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE by John Sanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >

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ALICE FANTASTIC by Maggie Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Fresh and surprisingly real."
Family is open to definition for three wildly unconventional women, their assorted lovers and a pack of rescue dogs. Read full book review >

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FLAMETHROWER by Maggie Estep
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"The mystery is, as usual (Hex, 2003, etc.), a shambles. But Ruby's loopy, laconic brand of inconsequence makes her something of a distaff Kinky Friedman."
Ruby Murphy, the accidental Coney Island detective who loses jobs and lovers a lot more easily than she acquires them, ends up in the middle of somebody else's losses. Read full book review >

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HEX by Maggie Estep
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"They all sound remarkably similar, making for an undifferentiated if pleasant narrative of aimless longing that the murder mystery, Estep's first, never disturbs."
Ruby Murphy works at the Coney Island Museum, lives in Coney Island with her two cats, who dine on organic turkey meat, and hangs out with a variety of friends who, in their superficial grotesquerie, would belong in an amusement park if only they were amusing. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF AN EMOTIONAL IDIOT by Maggie Estep
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Rent'' Larsen hadn't gotten there first. (Author tour)"
MTV's favorite performance artist, a self-styled rebel poet, now commits herself to print in this utterly conventional, at times semi-literate, narrative: an episodic tale of romance in the East Village, with interspersed memories of a screwed-up childhood. Read full book review >

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MUGGIE MAGGIE by Alan Tiegreen
FICTION
Released: May 23, 1990

"Still, with its' sharp observations and crisp dialogue, even second-best Cleary can hold its own with most books on this level."
The best-selling author's first novel since 1984 takes up a third-grade rite of passage: learning to write in cursive. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & ME by Damian Barr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"While it should be heartbreaking, Barr tells a wonderful story, demonstrating the remarkable resilience of a child not only surviving, but succeeding in such a grand way."
Memoir of the difficulties of growing up poor and gay in Margaret Thatcher's Scotland. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE DARLING by James Howard Kunstler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Frenetic satire with its moments—while the mannered style grates."
As if Martha Stewart didn't have problems enough. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SWEET by Judith Minthorn Stacy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Maggie will at last make up her mind—and accept the happy consequences."
Humor-columnist Stacy's debut won the Carolina Novel Award, then was published in 1999 as a trade paperback (under the title Styles by Maggie Sweet) by Banks Channel Books. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE ROSE by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 17, 1952

"September publication of a Christmas tale."
Maggie Rose is almost too good to be true, but Ruth Sawyer's unfailing magic makes her real, and brings smiles and tears to her readers. Read full book review >