Search Results: "Aron Nels Steinke"


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THE SUPER-DUPER DOG PARK by Aron Nels Steinke
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Both colorful and high spirited, this title will give new readers a good run for their money. (Graphic early reader. 6-9)"
In cartoon format and awash with voice and thought bubbles, kids and canines make a day of it at the dog park. Read full book review >

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THE ZOO BOX by Ariel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A nimble offering for those not quite ready for Jumanji. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The zoo comes to two unsuspecting children when they discover a magical, mysterious box. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF ARON by Jim Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Ordinary people reveal dimensions that are extraordinarily cruel or kind."
An understated and devastating novel of the Warsaw ghetto during the Nazi occupation, as seen through the eyes of a street-wise boy. Read full book review >

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UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF HISTORY by Paul Aron
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"That said, this is certainly an efficient and colorful overview of a wide spectrum of enigmas throughout history, many of which ('Did Jesus Die on the Cross?') remain wellsprings of controversy and should appeal to readers with more curiosity than time."
A well-researched, deftly written, if somehow lightweight overview of history's open questions. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE BLONDE by Darcey Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Expect the usual brouhaha: condemnation, then increased sales."
After her relatively demure debut (Up Through the Water, 1989), Steinke turns up the heat for this episodic tale of kinky sex and all-out depravity. Read full book review >

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UP THROUGH THE WATER by Darcey Steinke
Released: June 1, 1989

This debut novel, set on Okracoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, captures all the intensity of islands in summertime—the sun shines brighter, music is louder, love comes faster, and each small hurt is shattering. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Stimulating and pleasurable, fair and objective analyses, recommended for both the history buff and the fan of true-life mysteries. (drawings and photos, not seen)"
Thirty famous events of American history that still challenge the skills of historian-detectives. Read full book review >

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YELTSIN by Leon Aron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"In richness of information, analysis, and judgment, Aron illuminates not only a great man but a supremely critical period of Russian history."
If Russia, in Churchill's words, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, this splendid biography by Aron (Russian Studies/American Enterprise Institute) does much to unwrap the mystery of one of Russia's most enigmatic statesmen. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSWOOD by René Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A sharp, observant novel about the hard realities of challenging the status quo."
A hurricane uncovers widespread pollution in a small Texas town, and a lot of human toxicity as well. Read full book review >

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MILK by Darcey Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"A lyrical and earthy meditation on the limits and glories of being human."
A slim novel from Steinke (Jesus Saves, 1997, etc.) follows three lonely souls in Brooklyn seeking love and a connection with the infinite. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES by René Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 1999

"Steinke has a knack for the macabre."
A debut novel describing a troubled young woman's attempts to sort out the truth of her family's past. Read full book review >

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SISTER GOLDEN HAIR by Darcey Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Steinke brings the world of Bent Tree to vivid life with a cast of secondary characters more sharply drawn than Jesse and particularly her parents, who are never quite fully realized on the page."
Steinke (Milk, 2005, etc.) ponders the nature of religious faith in this coming-of-age story about a defrocked New-Age minister's daughter's adjusting to her family's new life in suburban Virginia in the early 1970s.Read full book review >