Search Results: "Christian Kiefer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMALS by Christian Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2015

"Devastatingly beautiful. This novel embodies why we write and why we read."
In Kiefer's (The Infinite Tides, 2012) dark, lyrical novel, a man learns that no matter how hard he may try to atone for his sins, he can't outrun his violent past or his most painful mistakes.Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2012

"A wonderfully executed debut novel, so rich as to inspire rereading, right down to its inevitable resolution, both ironic and existentialist."
In Kiefer's debut literary novel, astronaut Keith Corcoran returns from the International Space Station to a house populated by a bare mattress, random canned goods and a gray leather sofa. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY SOON TIME WILL HAVE NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE by Christian Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A gorgeous, human commentary on the paradox of modern life and modern art."
Structured as an interview with a fictional visual artist, Kiefer's (The Animals, 2015, etc.) novella explores the ambitions and limits of art. Read full book review >

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THE STANTON SUCCESSION by Warren Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1992

"He's a much better grabber than his hapless executives."
On the eve of visionary chemist Avery Stanton's retirement as chairman of the Stanton Technologies board, the news that his anointed successor has a long prison record sparks a confrontation that kills Stanton and leaves the question of his successor up for grabs. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2008

"A brief history of American military heroism well told."
Kiefer's ambitious novel about the heroics of one long-standing U.S. military family provides an exhilarating yet poignant answer to the question, “Why do we fight?” Read full book review >

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MODERN PHYSICS by Purnell Christian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"That sort of thing has a certain punch to it, but as a collection, this one—despite some fine gritty detail and several sharp portraits of the down-and-out or the merely mean—too soon punches itself out."
A first collection of 20 stories tries to make black humor out of macabre jokes, surreal grotesqueries, and the underbelly of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A comprehensive, proficient history of 'a tale of remarkable engineering stimulated by imperial ambition.'"
A survey of an underrated railway line that helped Russia become a world power and also contributed to several revolutions. Read full book review >

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A PLACE FOR YOU by Mike Christian
Released: June 6, 2012

"An uneven portrait of difficult love."
Caleb, a fictional Coast Guardsman, falls in love with Caribé, a Dominican woman he rescues, and they attempt to relocate during her illegal escape from the Dominican Republic. Read full book review >

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MY BRIGHT ABYSS by Christian Wiman
Released: April 2, 2013

"At times poignant and focused, at other times vague and meandering, Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir."
A poet approaches the Almighty with halting steps. Read full book review >

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DATACLYSM by Christian Rudder
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Demographers, entrepreneurs, students of history and sociology, and ordinary citizens alike will find plenty of provocations and, yes, much data in Rudder's well-argued, revealing pages."
Are you a racist? Plainer-looking than you might wish? Inclined to vote left? Big data knows—and it's talking. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Thielemann's revelations about the complexities of conducting are likely to enhance any music lover's listening experiences."
A renowned conductor shares insights into the powerful works of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Read full book review >

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KAR KALIM by Deborah Christian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Set forth with precision and clarity, and pleasingly detailed, but predictable and one-dimensional: worth a try for fans of Christian's fine debut."
Fantasy venture from the author of Mainline (1996). Read full book review >