Search Results: "Daniel Bergner"


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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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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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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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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. 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 ALARCÓN
by Richard Z. Santos

Daniel Alarcón was in a staff meeting at Columbia University, where he is an Assistant Professor in Broadcast Journalism, when friends started texting him congratulatory messages.

“I was totally surprised,” he says. “And I didn’t know what they were talking about.”

They were talking about Alarcón’s latest collection of short stories, The King Is Always Above the People ...


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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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7 STANDALONE SF/F SEQUELS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO READ THE WHOLE SERIES
by John DeNardo

Book series are a hallmark of science fiction and fantasy for a simple reason: readers love coming back to imaginative worlds they've enjoyed. At the same time, books that are part of a series could be a tough sell for readers who are new to the story. Here's a handful of new science fiction and fantasy sequels that ...


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DANIEL MIYARES
by Megan Labrise

For author-illustrator Daniel Miyares, Langston Hughes’s “Dream Variation” (1926) was a revelation.

“To fling my arms wide / In some place of the sun, / To whirl and to dance / Till the white day is done,” begins Hughes’ famous poem, whose two stanzas juxtapose stark and hopeful versions of a day in the life of an African American in the early ...


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