Search Results: "Daniel Stern"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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

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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WAY OUT WEST by Jane Stern
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"All in all, then, a lopsided, outdated guide, best suited for those who still think that Custer died with his boots on. (Photographs—200 b&w and 300 color)"
And somewhere out in left field, too: The Sterns' new addition to their popular volumes of Americana (The Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, Sixties People, Elvis World, etc.) tackles ``the West of the imagination''—the West mythologized by dime novels, TV, and films; populated by singing cowboys who kiss their horses, Indians who raise their right hands and say ``How,'' and pesky ``critters'' like rattlesnakes and scorpions; and redolent with the scent of hot chili and chicken-fried steak. 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 >

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ANOTHER SONG ABOUT THE KING by Kathryn Stern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2000

"Middling."
A well-crafted if underplotted debut novel in which a daughter learns to forgive her high-maintenance, Elvis Presley-obsessed mother after a fatal illness brings the two together for those obligatory healing moments. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Stern weaves an intricate and clever web of stories steeped in both sacred and mundane Jewish culture."
"Mischief" is indeed the operative term here, for Stern's characters are subtle, slyly humorous and at times poignant. Read full book review >