Search Results: "Alex Stone"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"Magically engrossing."
A physics scholar explores how the combination of science, magic and real life stirred his inner magician. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

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AT THE END OF WORDS by Miriam Stone
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"This offering stands as a moving tribute to a lovely and loving mother and daughter relationship. (Memoir. YA)"
A sensitive and poetic examination of the author's mother's last days, this spare memoir provides a distinctly literary alternative for fans of traditional teen weepers as well as an inspiration for aspiring writers. Read full book review >

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HAPPY ENDINGS by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The Jaguar finds a Lexus; no one should have to park alone."
A sob story with a silver lining: Beautiful people suffer and are saved through the transfiguring power of love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2007

"Frustratingly sketchy as a biography, but a good portrait of the absurdities of apartheid and the grievous harm it inflicted."
O magazine contributing editor Stone tries to piece together the story of a South African woman whose racial classification under apartheid was changed three times. Read full book review >

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THE JERUSALEM FILE by Joel Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The line between hunter and hunted, like the line between Arab and Jew, is razor-thin in this spare, pensive but never brooding study of obsessive love."
In this novel by Stone (A Town Called Jericho, 1992), who died in 2007, a retired Israeli intelligence analyst playing detective stalks the adulterous wife of a jealous husband. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1992 by Robert Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1992

"A better-than-usual collection."
Stone, in an agreeably short, scholarly, assured preface, makes note that nine of the twenty choices here come from The New Yorker because "while The New Yorker is still able to attract first-rate submissions, the days are past when there was such a thing as a 'New Yorker story.'" He also notes that his choices "reflect what is probably the most significant development in late-twentieth-century American fiction, the renewal and revitalization of the realist mode....As of 1992, American writers seem ready to accept traditional forms without self-consciousness in dealing with the complexity of the world around them." Read full book review >

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TOTALLY DEAD by Michael Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Not Marlow, though. (Author tour)"
Undersized septuagenarian Alphonse Lucci likes to pretend he's as edgy and dangerous as the mafiosos he romanticizes. Read full book review >

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THE TELLER by Jonathan Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"Stone's excellent writing triumphs over the novel's weaknesses."
An ordinary life is turned upside down in this exploration of an impulse gone wildly wrong. Read full book review >

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HALL OF MIRRORS by Robert Stone
Released: Jan. 30, 1966

"It's not the material best or even steady sellers are made of, but the author is worth watching."
A scabrous underside of the American Way of Life is examined here...and left undiagnosed. Read full book review >