Search Results: "Benjamin Bergen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An intriguing look at the brain mechanisms involved in the complexities of human communication."
How we extract meaning from language. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"It's no match for Jesse Sheidlower's fluent, fun The F Word (1995), but Bergen's study is still a winner for the psycholinguistics nerd in the house."
An examination of the sub rosa language that sets us all atwitter—and athwart. Read full book review >

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A YEAR OF LESSER by David Bergen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"There's enough sensitivity and restraint in the narration to keep the proceedings from turning into soap opera, but at times it's a close call."
First-timer Bergen offers a strong, evocative, but ultimately rather unmoving representation of a small prairie town in Canada and of the dramas that it contains. Read full book review >

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NAVIGATING LIFE by Margaux Bergen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Bergen's more helpful suggestions about ways to live well would be better suited to a mother-to-daughter letter, with all of the straining to impress shorn away."
A guide to life started by a mother when her daughter was in elementary school and given to her on her first day of college. Read full book review >

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SEE THE CHILD by David Bergen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2002

"Mature and engrossing fiction, from one of Canada's best new writers."
A keen sensitivity to the frailty of the physical body—and to the inescapable fact of mortality—subtly enriches this emotionally compelling tale by the Winnipeg author (A Year of Lesser, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TIME IN BETWEEN by David Bergen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2005

"A beautifully composed, unflinching and harrowing story. Perhaps the best fiction yet to confront and comprehend the legacy of Vietnam."
A Canadian soldier's return to Vietnam 30 years after the war sends powerful ripple effects throughout several lives, in Winnipeg author Bergen's moving fifth novel. Read full book review >

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A FINE ROMANCE by Candice Bergen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A glamorously bittersweet showbiz memoir."
Award-winning actress Bergen continues the story begun in the best-selling memoir, Knock Wood (1984).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A compelling story, told with authority, of the final takedown of likely the most wanted criminal in history."
An exciting insider account of the vast, secretive effort to track and kill the al-Qaeda leader. Read full book review >

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UNITED STATES OF JIHAD by Peter L. Bergen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Thoughtful and sensitive, Bergen's book faces a nightmare scenario head-on."
A frightening survey of Islamic terrorists bred on American soil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Know your enemy, the adage goes. This is a most helpful resource."
He was a nice, quiet boy, a loner, kept pretty much to himself. Then he got a little funny in the head—but we never saw it coming. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"One of the deepest and most disturbing investigations of one of the defining issues of our era."
A revelatory, pull-no-punches history of the War on Terror, from before 9/11 to the present day. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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