Search Results: "Kenneth Cain"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A modest contribution to the literature of humanitarian aid, joining such recent superior efforts as Philip Rieff's A Bed for the Night (2002) and Jason Carter's Power Lines (2002)."
An earnest report from the trenches, filed by three UN humanitarian aid workers with plenty of bad news to relate. Read full book review >

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KENNETH KRAEGEL: BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS
by Julie Danielson

Most people of all economic stripes, I would venture to say, have had the experience of owning that one piece of clothing that makes them feel utterly comfortable and happy when they wear it. Maybe it fits just right; maybe it has the perfect pockets in just the right places; or maybe they know they look good in it. This ...


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THIS IS HERMAN CAIN! by Herman Cain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A featherweight campaign autobiography that is too revealing of the candidate's limitations."
An unlikely presidential candidate introduces himself to the nation. Read full book review >

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KILL YOU TWICE by Chelsea Cain
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cain's abiding determination to outdo the suspense, plot twists and gore of each previous outing is both perverse and awe-inspiring."
A fourth match—a fifth, if you count The Night Season (2011), in which she's limited to a cameo—between Gretchen Lowell, the Beauty Killer, and Archie Sheridan, the Portland cop who alternates between locking her up and having sex with her. Read full book review >

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THE 8TH CIRCLE by Sarah Cain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This dark debut isn't for everyone, but it's great for what it is: tight, well-crafted, and nasty. It nails the noir."
This dark thriller is a fast-paced plunge into a hell that reeks of sex and blood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike."
An enlightened Wall Street survivor exhorts wallflowers everywhere to embrace their solitude-seeking souls and fully appreciate the power of the lone wolf. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH HAMMERHEAD SHARKS by Kenneth Mallory
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Investigating the hammerhead shark for a new IMAX movie, Mallory, of the New England Aquarium, dives with oceanographer Pete Klimley to study hammerheads off the coast of Baja California and with the IMAX crew off the coast of Costa Rica. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY by James M. Cain
Released: Jan. 23, 1946

"Certainly not for conservatives."
Another for the now established Cain market, — the familiar, foreordained formula of a love which is largely lust, and the retribution it carries. Read full book review >

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CLOUD NINE by James M. Cain
Released: Aug. 1, 1984

"Lots of material for a psychoanalytic approach to Cain, perhaps (Graham's mother hovers heavily)—but just a strange, unpleasant curiosity for fans of his earlier, far more coherent fiction."
An unwise posthumous publication—completed just before his death—in which Cain's lean, dialogue-charged style can't even begin to redeem a peculiar plot and nowhere characterizations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"Pleasantries and pathos, but not a lot of point."
Tales from a one-time Southern Baptist. Read full book review >

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SWEETHEART by Chelsea Cain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Gretchen requires heavily engineered suspension of disbelief, but there are numerous thrills to be had and, underneath the Grand Guignol, there's a perfectly normal detective story."
The seductive force of the murderess who tortured and maimed him continues to complicate the workaday life of a hard-used policeman in Portland, Ore. Read full book review >