Search Results: "Jessica Francis Kane"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2002

"These characters, along with others equally on edge, give voice to the ceaseless yearnings that—so Kane's volume suggests—preoccupy us almost from the cradle to the grave. Lovers of lighthearted fiction, fear to tread here."
Eleven downbeat stories, five published previously, from newcomer Kane: blues variations that form an insistent but eloquent study of faces of quiet desperation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REPORT by Jessica Francis Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Some plot problems aside, a deft, vivid first novel."
Kane reimagines a real-life civilian tragedy during World War II, when 173 people, fleeing an apparent air raid, were crushed to death in a stairwell in a newly built Tube station in London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS CLOSE by Jessica Francis Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Another worthy book from a fine writer."
The third book and second story collection from Kane (The Report, 2010, etc.) offers 12 lucid, elegant and immersive stories about interpersonal strains and tensions among lovers, neighbors, children and their parents, and so on. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 2008

"Makes reading about multiplayer first-person shooter video gaming just as boring as reading in-depth accounts of any other sport."
New York Post entertainment features writer Kane tracks the world of competitive video gaming as it moves out of Internet cafés and into the high-stakes world of televised grudge matches. Read full book review >

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THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE by Andrea Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"A light thriller with romantic elements."
Amanda Gleason's infant son, Justin, is fighting for his life, and only his father can save him. But his father, Paul Everett, is dead. Or is he? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Heartfelt, yet so threadbare of fresh material that it hardly merits even article-length treatment. (Photographs, 60-minute CD of interviews)"
Radio newsman Kane may have been the only journalist to travel with the Beatles on all the stops of their 1964-65 tour, but this recounting offers little more than a chronology of screams and adulation. Read full book review >

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THE UNSCRATCHABLES by Cornelius Kane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Not the tightest mystery you've ever read, but unquestionably a tour de force."
Pseudonymous Kane's debut shows what happens when the guardians of the mean streets are a bull terrier and a Siamese cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECONDARY by Farrell Kane
Released: July 13, 2011

"A multilayered albeit structurally raw look inside a grief-stricken family."
In Kane's debut novel, after wealthy suburban parents lose their teenage son to a freak accident, they bring in a lookalike "secondary" to replace him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"The authors' tone is less alarmist than, say, David Stockman's, but there's not much room for good news here, either. 'We might be wrong,' they write. 'History has yet to be written, after all.' But if they're right, then there's plenty of cause for worry."
The enemy is at the wall—but no worry, since the city inside is pretty well destroyed already. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD DANCING WOMEN by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Every woman who's ever struggled with saying no, fitting in and balancing independence against loneliness will adore first-timer Emily—not to mention the eccentrics congregating at EATS restaurant and the cutest puppy in the genre."
A would-be mystery writer, searching for ideas, finds a whopper in her trash bin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITHIUM JESUS by Charles Monroe-Kane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A casually told but often compelling account of wrestling with inner turmoil against gritty, dramatic international settings."
A young man grapples with bipolar "voices" via religion, hedonism, activism, and Lithium. Read full book review >