Search Results: "Daniel Stern"


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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STERN MEN by Elizabeth Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2000

"Sophisticated yet ribald, comic yet serious: an exceptional debut from a writer to watch."
A sly picaresque about a young woman who single-handedly ends a generations-long feud between two remote islands off the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTH OF A MOTHER by Daniel Stern
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although too slim to fully explore the psychological development of mothers, this book offers key insights into the process."
A serious psychological foray into What to Expect When You're Expecting territory. Read full book review >

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TWICE UPON A TIME by Daniel Stern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Careful but charmless."
Stern (An Urban Affair, 1980, etc.), a polished and generous writer in his novels, has developed a small literary vaudeville act. Read full book review >

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TWICE TOLD TALES by Daniel Stern
Released: June 12, 1989

From prolific novelist Stern (The Suicide Academy, Final Cut, An Urban Affair, etc.) come six short stories, each in some way built upon, or paying homage to, a well-known masterwork of modern literature. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A unique, voyeuristic expose of a taboo bedroom counterculture."
Los Angeles screenwriter Stern penetrates the unconventional world of swinging. Read full book review >

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IN THE COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG by Daniel Stern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2001

"Figures lifted from your own past and held up to the eye, molten with light."
Eleven short stories as refreshing as brook water from veteran Stern (Twice Told Tales, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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DANIEL MARTIN by John Fowles
Released: Sept. 12, 1977

"The surprise is that he has chosen to burden his realest, smallest story with the unlikely job of explaining—and finding hope in—Twentieth-Century Life."
A writer and his women ("his past futures, his future pasts")—and an attempt to discover "what had gone wrong not only with Daniel Martin, but his generation, age, century. . . ." Read full book review >