Search Results: "Dara Horn"


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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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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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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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IT'S A MINEFIELD by Robert Horn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"A damning account of the mining industry and a rousing call for its reform."
Horn reveals the troubling truths of the mining industry in this insider's account. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 13, 1998

"That Horn is able to capture this conclusion in this scene and throughout Cyberville is a testament to the book's strength. (First serial to Self)"
A fresh look at cyberspace from an entrepreneur's point of view that removes the tech talk and looks instead at community-building. 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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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 >

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WAITING FOR MY CATS TO DIE by Stacy Horn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Dubious entertainment best left unread, except by those who need to compare themselves with other ne'er-do-wells in order to feel better about their own predicament."
A middle-aged single woman living with two diabetic cats in a shabby, haunted New York apartment chronicles her anxiety, her obsession with death, and the unending failures that have plagued her personal and professional life. Read full book review >