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Acclaimed author, playwright, poet, and essayist Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce that was adapted into the iconic dark comedy that starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Following the success of his The War of the Roses, Adler went on to option and sell film rights to more than a dozen of his novels and short stories to Hollywood and major television networks. Random Hearts, The Sunset Gang, Private Lies, Funny Boys, Madeline’s Miracles, Trans-Siberian Express and his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series are only a few titles that have forever left Adler’s mark on contemporary American authorship from page to stage to screen.

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Acclaimed Novelist Warren Adler’s play based upon his novel, THE WAR OF THE ROSES, is heading to Broadway late next year and is being produced by Tony Award winning Producers Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg and Wendy Federman. Jay and Cindy Gutterman are six-time Tony Award-nominated producers, winning three times; once this season with their producing partner C... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.20 · 900 ratings · 195 reviews · 60 distinct works · Similar authors
The War of the Roses
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 271 ratings — published 1981 — 20 editions
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Random Hearts
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1984 — 11 editions
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American Quartet (Fiona Fit...
3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1981 — 11 editions
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Funny Boys
2.65 of 5 stars 2.65 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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The Serpent's Bite
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Washington Masquerade (Fion...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2013
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Mourning Glory
2.87 of 5 stars 2.87 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Target Churchill
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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New York Echoes: Short Stories
3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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" Habe das Buch vor vielen Jahren mal in deutsch gelesen, aus der Bibiothek ausgeliehen als der Film noch recht frisch war. Ich mag den Film, das Buch ist recht ähnlich. Wenn ich mich richtig erinnere ist nur die Figur des Kindermädchens im Film kei... " Read more of this review »
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A Disease in the Public Mind by Thomas J. Fleming
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While reading Thomas Fleming's new book about how America blundered through the worst slaughter in the history of our country, I was reminded of that oft quoted phrase, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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" Written during the Regan era, this novel imparts historical fact with plausible fiction. After the Hinkley attempt, one wonders whether Adler may have been clairvoyant... "
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An intense exploration of the short life and times of a one book wonder who wrote a popular novel “The Gallery” about soldiers stationed in Naples during and immediately after WWII. With his talent blunted by alcoholism, depression and frustration, h...more
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As always, Le Carre’s plots are diffuse meandering, tricky, subtle and often puzzling, as he takes us on his conspiratorial fictional journeys through the murky world of behind the scenes official chicanery. His characters are always complex and inte...more
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