Search Results: "Dara Sanders Dokas"


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MURIEL’S RED SWEATER by Dara Sanders Dokas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A pleasure for honing observation skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dokas provides a mystery for the youngest set to unravel. 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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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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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 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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THE TANGENT FACTOR by Lawrence Sanders
Released: April 17, 1978

"But macho-zombie Tangent and his gross confederate, Sam Leiberman, set the tone for a vulgar and sluggish tourist trap that manages to make deepest West Africa look and sound like a corner in New York's garment district."
Even the most undiscriminating patrons of Sanders' fiction factory will find this sequel to The Tangent Objective (in which mercenary oil-man Peter Tangent helped Napoleonic Obiri Anokye to depose King Prempeh of Asante) shamelessly conveyor-belted and totally resistible. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AUTUMN by William Sanders
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 1995

"Roper's third case features nicely depressive Oklahoma scenery, though the Native Americans are a bit too monotonously militant and the ending packs one twist too many."
Rita Ninekiller's Cherokee cousin Chris Badwater, who's been jailed for killing Sizemore County (Oklahoma) Sheriff Rowland Jordan, says he's innocent, even though the murder weapon was his own tomahawk. Read full book review >

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THE TIMOTHY FILES by Lawrence Sanders
Released: June 15, 1987

"Grossly synthetic and thoroughly unappealing: only for Sanders' most undiscriminating fans."
Three limp, unconnected episodes featuring Timothy Cone, "the Wall Street dick"—in an unusually sloppy, thoroughly hackneyed offering from an uneven, crass mass-producer (The Eighth Commandment, The Fourth Deadly Sin, The Passion of Molly T., etc.). Read full book review >

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OUR REVOLUTION by Bernie Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"There's not much what-if here and certainly no indecision. Instead, as if rallying the troops, Sanders writes confidently of a program that's sure to be revisited in 2020."
A dark horse speaks, advancing, after the fact, "an agenda for a new America." Read full book review >

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McNALLY'S DILEMMA by Lawrence Sanders
Released: July 5, 1999

"If Lardo doesn't win any new friends for the franchise, he won't disappoint old hands either."
You'd have to be a sharper-eyed sleuth than foppish Archy McNally to find Vincent Lardo's name in tiny print on the copyright page, but Lardo, not the late Sanders, is the author of Archy's eighth adventure (McNally's Trial, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >