Search Results: "Dara Horn"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL OTHER NIGHTS by Dara Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Turgid and meandering."
Horn (The World to Come, 2006, etc.) details the adventures of a young Jewish spy for the Union. Read full book review >

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A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED by Dara Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A work marked by brilliant conceits and clever plotting."
Horn (All Other Nights, 2009, etc.) is nothing if not ambitious in concocting this stew of Middle East politics, computer sci-fi, Jewish philosophy and romantic melodrama about a Jewish techno-entrepreneur taken hostage in post-Mubarak Egypt. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD TO COME by Dara Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An engrossing adventure, in spite of its flaws. Fans of art and Judaic studies will particularly enjoy this well-researched work."
A heist with a twist, Horn's engaging second novel (after In the Image, 2003) explores the history behind a stolen painting as well as the saga of the family that owned it for nearly a century. Read full book review >

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IN THE IMAGE by Dara Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Earnest but immature: a story that's thoroughly well-intended but that generates too little drive or drama to rise to the next level."
A somewhat slack debut about a young woman who comes to terms with death, love, and history. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL'S HORN by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A moving update of a powerful story. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, a white Jewish boy receives the unusual responsibility of caring for an old, tarnished horn and wonders if his family's subsequent good fortune could be the result of how he carries out his charge. Read full book review >

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DARA PALMER'S MAJOR DRAMA by Emma Shevah
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"This funny, charismatic heroine will capture her readers' hearts. (Fiction. 8-13)"
A fifth-grader who dreams of becoming a famous actor cannot find role models that reflect her Cambodian background. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A story as much fun to read as listening to a sax master."
The diabolical charm of the saxophone is caught in all its contentious glory by Segell, an editor at the New York Daily News and a newly baptized saxman. Read full book review >

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A HORN FOR LOUIS by Eric Kimmel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

Kimmel embroiders one of the several contradictory anecdotes Louis Armstrong told about how he got his first horn into a warm Hanukkah tale with a whiff of old New Orleans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Consider the black rhinoceros, and pity him too; without Cunningham and Berger in his corner, his future gets that much dimmer."
An object lesson in field research hazards—both the physical and the political. Read full book review >

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THE HORN OF MOSES by David H. Brandin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Spunky seniors successfully turn the tables on terrorism. A well-written modern fairy tale that achieves believability."
Computer scientist Brandin (The Technology War: A Case for Competitiveness, 1987, etc.) invites the reader into the world of David Green, a semi-retired entrepreneur who plots revenge on Arab terrorists for the murder of his son. Read full book review >

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HUON OF THE HORN by Andre Norton
Released: June 15, 1951

"However, as a curiosity and as a supplement to the study of legend, this undoubtedly has value, although a weak competitor to other tales of knightly adventure."
An unusual though circumscribed item, this translation of the 1534 English version of the romance of Huon of Bordeaux, included in the cycle of the Charlemagne Saga. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE, STARRING DARA FALCON by Ann Beattie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 1997

"Crisp prose with little behind it: Beattie's narrative skill nearly makes up for the paltry tale itself—but not quite."
Beattie follows up the successful Another You (1995) with a tale of domestic grief on a low boil. Read full book review >