Search Results: "Daniel Bergner"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"A brisk and clear, if not sanguine, elucidation of complex issues."
According to Bergner, former chief of staff for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, post-cold war hopes for world tranquility will soon be shaken by a new world order featuring a potentially dangerous rivalry among the US, Germany, and Japan. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE THING ABOUT SPRING by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Although the underlying idea is that resistance to change is normal—and acceptance of change is healthy—an easier sell would have been an animal who dreaded the cold and dark of winter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rabbit is apprehensive about winter turning to spring, and his friends Mouse, Bird and Bear help convince him that spring is equally wonderful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A FOX by Danielle Daniel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"This book will fascinate children expanding their horizons and learning about other cultures (or, in the case of Anishinaabe kids, their own). (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE NOT MY FRIEND, BUT I MISS YOU by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"There are no bad sock monkeys, not even the one or two who have forgotten themselves for a second. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A sock monkey goes to the dark side, or as dark as a sock monkey can get, in Kirk's dovelike tale of dawning self-awareness. Read full book review >