Search Results: "Daniel Nevins"


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WITH A MIGHTY HAND by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Ehrlich's transcendent verse translation renders these familiar stories as shocking, perplexing and remarkably compelling—just as they always have been. (map, genealogy, endnotes) (Religion. 7-18)"
"Anyone who reads the Torah will see that a lot of it doesn't make sense," Ehrlich writes in her introduction. "It is repetitive, inconsistent, even contradictory." Oddly enough, though, a writer who's skeptical about the Bible turns out to be the perfect person to translate it. Read full book review >

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WORMWOOD by D.H. Nevins
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Though it begins as a byproduct of vampire romance for teens, Nevins' novel dives into a journey befitting its laudable female protagonist—a novel that happily approaches its religious overtone with zeal and no reservations."
Love, catastrophe and angels at war, all in the face of Armageddon. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SAME RIVER TWICE by Jr. Nevins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Louis Chamber of Commerce."
Twenty-five years after Loren Mensing's law school love Kimberly Hale vanished from his life, she pops up again while he's a visiting prof at NYU Law School—but then, after a late- night phone call begging him to meet her, and a glimpse of her just before he's attacked at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, she's gone again. Read full book review >

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COMMONWEALTH AVENUE by Linda Nevins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1996

"In all, a promising debut."
Modern-day Hollywood cutthroats merge with Boston Brahmins past and present in this engaging, richly textured, and virtually seamless family saga. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T LOOK YOUR AGE by Sheila  Nevins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"As in many collections, some of the pieces are disposable, but the best ones are honest, opinionated, and spirited."
A miscellany of musings about aging, love, work, and wisdom. Read full book review >

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RENAISSANCE MOON by Linda Nevins
Released: April 1, 1997

"Selene swiftly loses our sympathy, Nevins turns to ever more forced inventions, and the narrative lags in a book that's, finally, chilly and unmoving."
Nevins's second novel, following her Commonwealth Avenue (1996), is the slow-moving tale of a beautiful scholar whom the cold moon goddess Artemis drives mad. Read full book review >

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LEAP DAY by Francis M. Nevins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Skip the soft-boiled stories; try them hard-boiled or over-easy."
Ellery Queen and Cornell Woolrich, the subjects of Nevins's two Edgar-winning critical biographies, are the presiding spirits of this collection of 14 reprints (1973-2002). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A well-researched, engaging history."
A journalist's highly readable account of Portuguese monarch João VI's historic 1808 flight from Europe and subsequent exile in Brazil. 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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Perhaps the biggest surprise in this ragged but provocative collection is the deep sentimentality at the roots of noir. Scholars, please note."
A poisoned garland of 14 uncollected stories from the nerve center of American noir. Read full book review >

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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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