Search Results: "Douglas Stone"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"With a culture increasingly focused on the individual and the self, this book on developing the ability to accept and utilize the input of others constructively deserves a wide readership."
A guide to taking the bad feedback with the good and learning from what we're told. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EINSTEIN AND THE QUANTUM by A. Douglas Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"A wonderful reminder that Einstein's monumental role in the development of contemporary science is even more profound than history has allowed."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is as famous for his paradigm-shifting theories of relativity as he is for his grudge against quantum mechanics, but Stone's (Physics/Yale Univ.) engaging history of Einstein's ardent search for a unifying theory tells a different story. Read full book review >

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JUAN RULFO
by Richard Z. Santos

Douglas Weatherford, translator of the first English-language version of Juan Rulfo’s second novel The Golden Cockerel, knows that Rulfo isn’t a household name. And Weatherford thinks that’s a tragedy.

“It’s important for English speaking readers, especially in the U.S., to discover Juan Rulfo. For some unfortunate reason he never reached the same acclaim as Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE END OF WORDS by Miriam Stone
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"This offering stands as a moving tribute to a lovely and loving mother and daughter relationship. (Memoir. YA)"
A sensitive and poetic examination of the author's mother's last days, this spare memoir provides a distinctly literary alternative for fans of traditional teen weepers as well as an inspiration for aspiring writers. Read full book review >

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HAPPY ENDINGS by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The Jaguar finds a Lexus; no one should have to park alone."
A sob story with a silver lining: Beautiful people suffer and are saved through the transfiguring power of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2007

"Frustratingly sketchy as a biography, but a good portrait of the absurdities of apartheid and the grievous harm it inflicted."
O magazine contributing editor Stone tries to piece together the story of a South African woman whose racial classification under apartheid was changed three times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JERUSALEM FILE by Joel Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The line between hunter and hunted, like the line between Arab and Jew, is razor-thin in this spare, pensive but never brooding study of obsessive love."
In this novel by Stone (A Town Called Jericho, 1992), who died in 2007, a retired Israeli intelligence analyst playing detective stalks the adulterous wife of a jealous husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALL OF MIRRORS by Robert Stone
Released: Jan. 30, 1966

"It's not the material best or even steady sellers are made of, but the author is worth watching."
A scabrous underside of the American Way of Life is examined here...and left undiagnosed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF LIGHT by Robert Stone
Released: March 28, 1986

"The central duo—Walker and Lee Verger—are a touch overblown—Lucia-like operatics, semi-innocents in the maelstrom—but the book always knows who its own 'Long Friends' are: the ghouls on the set."
A no less bitterly puckered but a more firmly focused book than A Flag for Sunrise, the jaundiced eye here is upon Hollywood and movie-making, an atmosphere utterly (as is always the case with Stone, who is the great drug-plague chronicler of our literature) brain-blown and demoralized by cocaine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOKEN OF REMORSE by Michael Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Though you'll need a diagram to keep track of the double-crosses, Stone's dry, unfussy narration keeps two things perfectly clear throughout: Everybody's into everybody else, and everybody's going to get burned."
Richie Moats's initial foray into armed robbery is blemished when his mask slips off mid-heist, revealing his face to the two acquaintances—collectors picking up the weekly take from Rudy Fontana's string of massage parlors—he's in the process of robbing. Read full book review >