Search Results: "Dara Horn"


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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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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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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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BORIS AND STELLA AND THE PERFECT GIFT by Dara Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inclusive, accessible interpretation of O. Henry's beloved story and a 'perfect gift' for families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of big-city bears celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas Eve in their shared apartment in this sweet, age-appropriate story that borrows the structure of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >

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RITUAL OF PROOF by Dara Joy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2001

"Lots of steamy sex enlivens a plodding storyline."
Joy debuts in hardcover with this semifuturistic fantasy romance set in a society ruled by women. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SCRAPBOOK by Evan Dara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A fleeting, panoramic view of American life, from the trivial to the heartrending, that offers an unusual approach to storytelling."
Experimental first fiction, winner in the 12th annual FC2/Illinois State University National Fiction Competition, that offers an engaging approach to novel writing, serving up a series of fragments and anonymous testimonials. Read full book review >

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THE FAIREST AMONG WOMEN by Shifra Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A lively tale of magical realism that occasionally stumbles in attempting to wow you, offering a rather superficial analysis of its hero. Still, an entertaining folly."
Birth, death, three husbands, eight children, and a few grumpy ghosts are just some of the details in the grand life of Rosa, courtesy of Israeli novelist Horn (Four Mothers, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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FOUR MOTHERS by Shifra Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Though its credibility is vitiated by more than a few too many melodramatic crises, this is a lively, reader-friendly tale effectively flavored with atmospheric detail and fascinating chunks of Israeli folklore and myth."
This fervent first novel, set in Jerusalem, traces the experiences and emotions of five generations of women "cursed" by the disappearances of their husbands after they've borne daughters. Read full book review >

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Another Man's Life by Steven W. Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A moving first effort that starkly examines the scars of war on its unwitting pawns."
A memorable debut novel about a life colored by regret and grasping for redemption. Read full book review >

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IN HER DEFENSE by Stephen Horn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2000

A burned-out attorney, a beguilingly suspicious client, an impossible case—looks like it's time for another battle-of-the- century legal thriller. Read full book review >