Search Results: "Daphne Kalotay"


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CALAMITY by Daphne Kalotay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Unsatisfying as a proto-novel and wildly uneven as stand-alone stories."
Best friends grow into young womanhood, in a debut collection of a dozen interlocking tales. Read full book review >

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SIGHT READING by Daphne Kalotay
Released: May 21, 2013

"Unfortunately, just when the motifs of cognitive dissonance and self-deception are about to deliver a fitting climax, the piece resolves with an anodyne coda of unearned redemption."
Kalotay's soulful second novel chronicles the collateral damage three classical musicians inflict on the people who love them. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN WINTER by Daphne Kalotay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"An auspicious first novel, elegantly written and without a false note."
Sweeping transgenerational novel, short-story writer Kalotay's (Calamity and Other Stories, 2005) first, of the Soviet era and its discontents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Fascinating, especially to readers interested in wildlife conservation and the rehabilitation of elephants."
A heartfelt memoir about the author's decades-long efforts to save baby elephants. Read full book review >

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THIS CLOSE TO HAPPY by Daphne Merkin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2017

"It's hard to find much solace within the relentless gloom—however insightfully explored—of one writer's depression."
A writer reflects on her unceasing struggle with clinical depression. Read full book review >

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Show Fever by Daphne Masque
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"A somewhat predictable but enjoyable diversion for lovers of cozy mysteries, romance, and theater."
A debut novel introduces a contemporary, community theater-based romance series. Read full book review >

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Released: April 16, 2013

"While aimed at general readers, the author's message is also appropriate for physicians and is made palatable by Miller's persona and the avoidance of preachy smugness."
Miller (Family Medicine/Univ. of California, San Francisco) steps outside medicine's orthodoxy to explore the connection between sustainable farming and healthy living. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Essays that go down like candy but nourish like health food."
A veteran essayist for the New Yorker and numerous other significant publications returns with an eclectic collection of pieces, all of which feature her unique style and voice. Read full book review >

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TO THE CAT-CAR! by Daphne Pendergrass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"For fans of PJ Masks only. (Board book. 2-3)"
Catboy shows off the Cat-Car. Read full book review >

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DREAMING OF HITLER by Daphne Merkin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 1997

"Pungent observations tempered by graceful interpretation—and some very sharp wit."
A collection of essays and articles that startle, charm, challenge, amuse, and elucidate. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1971

"Without a doubt all within its shadow."
With Daphne du Maurier you always know where you're at, or do you, since all of these five, long stories deal with supernal manifestations of one kind or another. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 26, 1965

"However, if Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt can crest the bestseller lists with their weaker offerings, Daphne's dilly should make it with exactly the same audience increased by those hopefuls who remember Rebecca."
Daphne du Maurier is an excellent storyteller and can set in motion the most wornout mechanisms of melodrama in a way that doesn't irritate. Read full book review >