Search Results: "Darcey Steinke"


BOOK REVIEW

MILK by Darcey Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"A lyrical and earthy meditation on the limits and glories of being human."
A slim novel from Steinke (Jesus Saves, 1997, etc.) follows three lonely souls in Brooklyn seeking love and a connection with the infinite. Read full book review >

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UP THROUGH THE WATER by Darcey Steinke
Released: June 1, 1989

This debut novel, set on Okracoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, captures all the intensity of islands in summertime—the sun shines brighter, music is louder, love comes faster, and each small hurt is shattering. Read full book review >

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SUICIDE BLONDE by Darcey Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Expect the usual brouhaha: condemnation, then increased sales."
After her relatively demure debut (Up Through the Water, 1989), Steinke turns up the heat for this episodic tale of kinky sex and all-out depravity. Read full book review >

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JESUS SAVES by Darcey Steinke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is angry, painful, disturbing fiction, its impact only slightly lessened by the occasional rhapsodic outbursts of some of the characters. (Author tour)"
A grim and often persuasive view of modern suburbia as the outer circle of hell. Read full book review >

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SISTER GOLDEN HAIR by Darcey Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Steinke brings the world of Bent Tree to vivid life with a cast of secondary characters more sharply drawn than Jesse and particularly her parents, who are never quite fully realized on the page."
Steinke (Milk, 2005, etc.) ponders the nature of religious faith in this coming-of-age story about a defrocked New-Age minister's daughter's adjusting to her family's new life in suburban Virginia in the early 1970s.Read full book review >

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JOYFUL NOISE by Rick Moody
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"In its narrow purview, this New Testament revisited is considerably less juicy than the original."
A bid to shed fresh light on the New Testament, weighed down by a disappointingly predictable party line: Jesus-as-radical-moral-teacher. Read full book review >

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LOST BOYS by Darcey Rosenblatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Reza's story is compelling, but the simplistic depiction of secondary characters as good Muslims and bad Muslims turns a complicated historical subject into a setting that reinforces stereotypes many Westerners hold. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
In Rosenblatt's ambitious debut novel, Reza, a 12-year-old Iranian boy, clings to friendship and his love of music as the Iran-Iraq War tears his world apart. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE FAVOR by Darcey Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"More like 'girl on a train wreck.'"
An insecure woman with an edgy past insinuates herself into the lives of a narcissistic, glamorous couple and finds herself in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS by Liz Fenton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good beach read, with enough to discuss for a book club looking for lighter fare."
Jilted the night before her wedding, Kate learns her fiance, Max, is in love with her co-worker and close friend, Courtney, and wishes she had seen the signs in time. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSWOOD by René Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A sharp, observant novel about the hard realities of challenging the status quo."
A hurricane uncovers widespread pollution in a small Texas town, and a lot of human toxicity as well. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES by René Steinke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 1999

"Steinke has a knack for the macabre."
A debut novel describing a troubled young woman's attempts to sort out the truth of her family's past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ZOO BOX by Ariel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A nimble offering for those not quite ready for Jumanji. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The zoo comes to two unsuspecting children when they discover a magical, mysterious box. Read full book review >