Search Results: "Linda Stasi"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sometimes a little breathless, but a detailed and comprehensive insight into one of the most chilling and the most thorough secret police forces in history. (b&w photos, not seen)"
There has never been a secret police more fanatically intent on finding out what was going on than the Stasi, East Germany's secret police force. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTH STATION by Linda Stasi
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Stasi trots out the usual tricks in this provocative but often clunky thriller that spotlights an evil conspiracy and a slightly past-her-prime reporter who chases a murky truth through numerous time zones, leaving the bad guys scrambling to keep their nefarious plans intact."
Media talking head and newspaper columnist Stasi pens a conspiracy thriller that chases the legend of a terrorist who might be more than he seems. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF JUDAS by Linda Stasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A page-turner offering a modern interpretative twist on the life and teachings of Jesus."
A New York journalist must unravel secrets related to the lost Gospel of Judas. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FILE by Timothy Garton Ash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Sensitive, subtle, and illuminating, as a fine historian explores those infinitely complicated choices made by human beings confronted by the issue of collaboration or resistance. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
A British historian has the eerie experience of reading the secret file kept on him by the Stasi, the East German secret police, and meeting with those who informed on him and the police who were responsible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A gripping page-turner that thrills like fiction."
The story of desperate East Germans crossing over, digging under, and crashing through the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >

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AND AGAIN by Jessica Chiarella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This is a novel about what it means to be human, with all the flaws and vulnerabilities that implies, and whether we can ever truly begin again."
Following an experimental medical procedure, four patients struggle to resume their pre-illness lives. Read full book review >

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PASADENA by David Ebershoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2002

"Lovely, but as exhausting as exhaustive."
An epic tale spanning the history of a WWI-era southern California that's later lost to the flash of Hollywood and technoburbs. Read full book review >

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AN ACT OF LOVE by Nancy Thayer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Thayer's bland prose style doesn't help. (TV rights to ABC-TV; Literary Guild Alternate Selection)"
Can a tale of the rape of a teenaged girl by her stepbrother, even when it's told by the author of Belonging, 1995, among other contemporary romances, really be anything but sordid and unpleasant? Read full book review >