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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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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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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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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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 >

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JESUS SAVES by Darcey Steinke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is angry, painful, disturbing fiction, its impact only slightly lessened by the occasional rhapsodic outbursts of some of the characters. (Author tour)"
A grim and often persuasive view of modern suburbia as the outer circle of hell. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Readers, like vacationers, want some entertainment, too."
An interesting if somewhat academic social history of the American vacation that examines the tension between the American work ethic and the concept of leisure. 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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DEATH IN TROY by Bilge Karasu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"Little else happens, in a claustrophobic fiction that fails to convince the reader that its pallid generic protagonist is interesting enough to warrant all the melodramatic attention that Karasu unaccountably focuses upon him."
The emotional and sexual history of a deeply conflicted young villager is assembled from multiple testimony in this rather muddy 1991 novel by the late (1930-95) Turkish author (Night, 1994). Read full book review >

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JOYFUL NOISE by Rick Moody
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"In its narrow purview, this New Testament revisited is considerably less juicy than the original."
A bid to shed fresh light on the New Testament, weighed down by a disappointingly predictable party line: Jesus-as-radical-moral-teacher. Read full book review >