Search Results: "Alex Beam"


BOOK REVIEW

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Jeff Stimpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Breath-catchingly evocative of life's elemental grace and messy dignity. (10 pp. photos)"
Journalist Stimpson debuts with a searing chronicle of life after the birth of his premature son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"A fascinating history that, while particularly appealing to those interested in religion, is sure to inform a far wider audience."
An account of the Illinois Mormon settlement Nauvoo and the events that precipitated the church's flight to Utah. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An admirable institutional history, and more so, a captivating social history, for what makes McLean distinctive, its style and sensibility, is part and parcel of what Boston, as a cultural instance, represents. (Photographs)"
A history of America's best-known insane asylum for the carriage trade. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2008

"An engaging personal examination of a phenomenon that merits more scholarly attention."
Boston Globe columnist Beam (Gracefully Insane: The Rise and Fall of America's Premier Mental Hospital, 2001, etc.) takes a witty look at the publishing program that aimed to bring high culture to the masses…or at least the aspiring middle class. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICANS ARE COMING! by Alex Beam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1991

"A mildly entertaining muddle that often relies too much on exaggeration, Mad magazine-fashion, to score its points about Russians and Americans."
Beam (Fellow Travelers, 1987) gets some rather obvious satirical mileage—but not many laughs—out of his second novel, this one about selling the American Way in a dusty corner of conquered Russia. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Pierre Lemaitre
Kirkus Star
by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An eloquent thriller with a denouement that raises eyebrows as it speeds the pulse."
In this unpredictable, oddly delectable French thriller, an attractive young Parisian woman is abducted, chained in a crate and brutalized by an avenger—a crime that doesn't begin to hint at the gruesome killings to follow. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FEUD by Alex Beam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-researched account of a literary dust-up marred by superficial writing."
A former Moscow correspondent chronicles one of the most famous literary spats of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEX HALEY by Robert J.  Norrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An evenhanded assessment of 'a likable narcissist' who, the author maintains, changed Americans' perceptions of racial history."
The making of the author of "the two most important works in black culture in the twentieth century." Read full book review >

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ALEX KO by Alex Ko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An enjoyable and fast-paced read for not only star-dreamers, but also the star-stuck. (Memoir. 9-14)"
Broadway lights beckoned bright for a boy from Iowa who leapt into the title role of the long-running Billy Elliot. Read full book review >

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ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A pleasant diversion for younger teen readers who cannot get enough of all things Hamilton. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The unlikely romance between America's first treasury secretary and a young woman from a socially connected family receives fictionalized treatment that speculates on unknown details, ending on their wedding night. Read full book review >