Search Results: "Art Brownstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 1999

How to improve back health through exercise, yoga-based stretches, and stress reduction—a reasonable plan. Read full book review >

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MUSIC FROM THE EVENING OF THE WORLD by Michael Brownstein
Released: March 25, 1989

A short, elegant collection of eight stories—usually about men and women who've withdrawn into worlds of their own making. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1990

A deft wide-angle combination of journalism (more than 300 interviews) and his. tory, chronicling the uneasy embrace between the capital of power and the capital of glamour. Read full book review >

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WORLD ON FIRE by Michael Brownstein
Released: May 22, 2002

"'The incidence of skin cancer in Greenland quadruples in twelve years but we just turn the page.' Time to start paying attention, says Brownstein, wisely, time to say that too much is unacceptable."
A concussive harangue on civilization's venal depravity, with short incantatory sentences piled one atop the other like fuel on a bonfire, by fiction-writer Brownstein (Music From the Evening of the World, 1989). Read full book review >

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, APT. 3W by Gabriel Brownstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A careful portrait of a very small world: likely to appeal to New Yorkers and New York-ophiles but not-so-likely to travel well."
An elegant if somewhat mannered collection of nine stories, mostly set within the confines of a single apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Read full book review >

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SUNSHINE REPUBLIC by Ted Brownstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"Powered by a briskly paced and tightly woven storyline, Brownstein's tale is a relentlessly entertaining amalgam of science-fiction mystery and dystopic thriller, with a healthy dose of satire and social commentary thrown in for good measure."
Brownstein's debut science-fiction novel is a near-future thriller set in an environmentally ravaged and newly independent Florida where the largely technophobic population is bitterly divided over the utilization of robots in society. Read full book review >

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THE MAN FROM BEYOND by Gabriel Brownstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini meet in New York and set about plumbing the depths of spiritualism, while an intrepid reporter sniffs around for the truth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"Astute examination of a stymied system."
A veteran reporter explains the loss of compromise in contemporary American politics. Read full book review >

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HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL by Carrie Brownstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Unlike many rock star memoirs, there's no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It's revealing and riveting. On the page as in her songs, Brownstein finds the right words to give shape to experience."
First-class account of the life and times of an essential riot grrrl and the band she helped create. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >

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THE KNIGHTS OF BOO'GAR by Art Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A definite pick for fans of goo reading. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Knightly adventure isn't all that flows following the literal "kid"-napping of Princess Phlema's beloved goat. Read full book review >

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METAMAUS by Art Spiegelman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"The power of Maus doesn't require such exhaustive explanation and annotation, but those with a taste for it will find their appreciation enhanced."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation, impact and aftereffects of Maus. Read full book review >