Search Results: "Daniel Stern"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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: 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

I SAW A BULLFROG by Ellen Stern
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2003

"The failure here is not in quality of art, but of imagination; next to Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals, or Sarah Perry's If— (1995), too many of these creations just fall flat. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Stern showcases unusual facility at naturalistic depiction, but like the 11 imaginary animal hybrids that appear here, the result overall is neither fish nor fowl. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GOURMET by Jane Stern
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

The Sterns (The Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, 1990, etc.) step upscale for this treatment of the gourmet quarter-century they place between the first televised cooking show in 1946 and the opening of Alice Waters's Chez Panisse in 1971. Read full book review >