Search Results: "Helen Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT OF THE SNOWPEOPLE by Diane Keyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A beautiful tale on its own, with a deeper message of the connectedness of the seasons. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Celebrating the rhythms of the land, the villagers plant in the spring, tend in the summer and harvest in the fall. Read full book review >

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BLACK MOSES by Alain Mabanckou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"This tightly contained, densely packed story issues a challenge that never loses its urgency: how does a person cling to a sense of autonomy when it's under siege by so many powerful forces?"
This ribald, acerbic, and poignant coming-of-age story throws open a window to an African nation's struggle for maturity. Read full book review >

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JEALOUSY by Catherine Millet
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Remarkably honest. There is something both sad and deeply satisfying about watching this legendary mistress of emotional bravado crumble."
The famously sexually open memoirist grapples with jealousy. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING PIECE by Antoine Bello
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though with some longueurs, Bello's ride is generally swift, funny, and sharp—and, speaking of sharp, a 'Solution' at end discloses method, motive, and murderer."
An American-born Parisian's debut is a high intellectual entertainment about jigsaw-puzzles: a galloping satire that's also a murder mystery to boot. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTS OF POINTE-NOIRE by Alain Mabanckou
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"A tender, poetic chronicle of an exile's return."
Beset by memories, a Congolese writer revisits his native village. Read full book review >

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BROKEN GLASS by Alain Mabanckou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Important, entertaining and subtly moving."
The award-winning African author (African Psycho, 2007) returns with a novel about Africa and the West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
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When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WATERS OF BABYLON by David Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

The Waters Of Babylon ($24.00; Apr.; 320 pp.; 0-684-86210-7): This diligent and generally quite compelling first novel, written by a successful scriptwriter for feature films (Breaker Morant, etc.) and television, fictionalizes the military and psychosexual adventures of—as its subtitle declares—"Lawrence After Arabia.'' Stevens stresses the various identities the elusive ``Ned'' (1888-1935) compulsively adopted (as ``Shaw,'' ``Ross,'' and in various Arabic guises), while doggedly tracing the sources of this scholarly adventurer's rootlessness, pansexual mood swings, and masochism to a hysterically repressive (and repressed) mother and years of soldiering and espionage during which his true sexual nature emerged and became the center of his being. Read full book review >

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THIRTY HOMES IN THIRTY YEARS by Addy Stevens
Released: April 5, 2012

"The blunt reality of human nature in a cheerful, knowing tone."
Stevens pens her first book, a bold, autobiographical narrative of living in 30 different homes in Texas, Virginia, New York and Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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DEEP INTO DUSK by Laurie Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2013

"Respects the old-school murder mystery while showcasing contemporary characters."
Detective Gabriel McRay returns to investigate a case of strangled female victims in the second installment in Stevens' thriller series. Read full book review >