Search Results: "Daniel Bergner"


BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Compassionate wisdom about dark needs."
New York Times Magazine staff writer Bergner (In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa, 2003, etc.) follows four people into areas of rarefied longing where few dare or desire to go. Read full book review >

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SING FOR YOUR LIFE by Daniel Bergner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A disjointed structure occasionally hobbles this swiftly written life story of music, forgiveness, and resilience."
The biography of an emerging African-American opera singer who overcame a tough Southern childhood. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? by Daniel Bergner
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Stylishly written and cogently organized, making it easy and rewarding for lay readers to understand and appreciate some fairly complex science."
Accessible, engaging inquiry into the boundaries of the female libido by New York Times Magazine contributor Bergner (The Other Side of Desire, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"First-class reporting and storytelling add grace to a depressing tale—one that Bergner deserves praise for venturing to tell."
A remarkable journey into hell: a country where nothing works and murderers rule. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"Although no classic of criminology or of muckraking journalism, Bergner's book is, all the same, an interesting glimpse at the underside of American life."
A solid work of reportage on life inside one of America's toughest prisons. Read full book review >

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MOMENTS OF FAVOR by Daniel Bergner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Still, Bergner touches on some interesting complexities (particularly in the Peter-Michael relationship), and covers some of the Bright Lights, Big City territory without ever seeming panderingly trendy."
A debut novel chronicling how a Manhattan musician of the Yo Dude Generation abandons his museand, presumably, his deeper, truer selffor the seductions of celebrity, corporate law, and a bride in a Bergdorf Goodman wedding gown. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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DANIEL X by James Patterson
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"It's anyone's guess. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
Patterson's latest teen franchise robustly bursts through its prose boundaries into this splashy graphic-novel adaptation. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Not a definitive biography, but rather an endearingly personal one that opens up a window on the soul of a writer who experienced firsthand much of what was vital in his time. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
Charming urbanity and a keen historical imagination characterize this biography of the writer who not only helped invent the novel, but did much to shape the modern newspaper and the modern political campaign. Read full book review >

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MY DANIEL by Pam Conrad
Released: May 10, 1989

"An absorbing story."
Julia Summerwaite, 80, flies east from Nebraska to take her two grandchildren to the American Museum of Natural History, and to tell them about the most significant event in her life, when—during her 12th summer in the 1880's—her brother discovered, on the family farm, the bones of the "brontosaurus" now on display in the museum. Read full book review >