Search Results: "Leslie Morgan Steiner"


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CRAZY LOVE by Leslie Morgan Steiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"This courageous, empowering survival story brings the phrase 'battered woman' into terrifying focus."
Washington Post columnist Steiner (editor: Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families, 2006) shares the painful story of her abusive marriage. Read full book review >

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THE BABY CHASE by Leslie Morgan Steiner
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A brisk account of one family's determination and of a burgeoning, international solution."
Steiner (Crazy Love, 2009) overlays the story of Rhonda and Gerry Wile—an Arizona nurse and firefighter whose search for children led them to surrogate pregnancy—on an emotionally heightened, journalistic overview of infertility and the options available to prospective parents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The authors' accomplishment stands on its own, but their book also serves as a great introduction to a shared past that ought to be better known."
An instructive journey of reconciliation. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES AROUND THE WORLD by Joan Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Again showing her genius for turning found materials into realistic structures and scenes, Steiner conducts viewers on a world tour, from the sliced-bread-and-peanut-butter terraces of Machu Picchu to the Leaning Tower of Cookies. Read full book review >

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DREAMTIME by Robert Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2004

"An unusually personal glimpse into the mystical, certain to haunt readers long after the last page."
A series of artfully constructed stories that explores the divide between the mundane and the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE CAPITALIST by Peter Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Morgon's fifth adventure impresses both as thriller and morality play, building a memorable and complex tapestry of greed and culpability."
When a retired CIA operative goes after a Machiavellian investment expert, it's personal. Read full book review >

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PERSONS UNKNOWN by Susie Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A second adventure that strikes all the right notes—layered mystery, incisive cultural context, and a delightful protagonist who deserves a place alongside other beloved literary detectives."
Steiner's (Missing, Presumed, 2016, etc.) intrepid, dysfunctional detective, Manon Bradshaw, returns on a case that quickly becomes personal. Read full book review >

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L’ASSASSIN by Peter Steiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 2008

"New Yorker cartoonist Steiner's best passages explore the subtler colors in human relationships, and his prose is packed with quirky surprises. Think of the overly twisty plot as a MacGuffin for a series of sublimely observed scenes."
In the world of espionage, old grievances die hard...or don't die at all. Read full book review >

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PROOFS by George Steiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Rich and challenging, this is a small but significant contribution to what is already an impressive, diverse body of work."
A novella and three offbeat stories represent the return of British culture critic and scholar Steiner (Real Presences, 1989; Martin Heidegger, 1979; etc.) to fiction after more than a decade, displaying his inimitable style and erudition in fine form. Read full book review >

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ERRATA by George Steiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"He is inimitable; a Steiner school of criticism is a contradiction in terms."
Composing in a minor key, one of our great literary and cultural critics reflects on his life and the themes that have aroused his passion. Read full book review >

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NO PASSION SPENT by George Steiner
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"With such stimulating scope and compelling concerns, it's fitting that Steiner's title reworks a quote from that Puritan Classicist Milton's Samson Agonistes, drawing strength and passion from all the traditions it invokes."
In search of the depths of Homer, the Bible, Shakespeare, and Kafka, and the problematic interplay of Judaism, Classicism, and Christianity, Steiner (Proofs and Three Parables, 1993, etc.) displays his commanding, polymathic erudition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"A welcome association of sense and sensibility. (27 illustrations)"
Sanity, sanity, sanity, as Steiner squarely addresses a number of contemporary cultural conflicts and teases out their subtler meanings. Read full book review >