Search Results: "Lorin Stein"


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THE UNPROFESSIONALS by Lorin Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"The collection may give a sense of contemporary U.S. writing, but the marked unevenness is surprising given the magazine's illustrious history."
A collection of recent work from this venerable publication includes a dozen short stories that range as widely in style as they do in quality. Read full book review >

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HATE by Tristan Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Edgy, pretentious roman à clef."
Four Parisians navigate a shifting personal and political landscape in a modern, sexually liberated Europe. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY GUEST by Grégoire Bouillier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The deceptively effortless translation by Stein renders this a treasure at once absurd and heartbreaking."
A skillful blurring of art and reality is achieved in French author Bouillier's beguilingly spare "account" of recovery from a romantic heartbreak. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A smart showcase of a half-century's worth of pathways in fiction."
A compendium of The Paris Review's short story hits, curated with the ambitious, aspiring writer in mind. Read full book review >

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SUBMISSION by Michel Houellebecq
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"True, it won't make ISIS's holiday reading list, and it will offend cultural-relativist pieties. Still, though clunky and obvious, it's well worth reading as a modern work of littérature engagée."
The controversial pan-European bestseller arrives in English. Read full book review >

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Katherine by Lorin Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"Possesses the prerequisites for a solid mystery, but the protagonists are the true gems."
A psychiatrist and an attorney help a schizophrenic woman institutionalized for murder whose family seems suspiciously indifferent to her potential release in Hayes' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE BUNNY CAN BAKE by Janet Stein
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"Get cooking! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Top chefs of all ages will enjoy this romp through Chef George's School of Dessertology. Read full book review >

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THE SIX-DAY HERO by Tammar Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A straightforward vehicle for a single viewpoint of recent history; supplement with other perspectives for a more complete story. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The Six-Day War, told from the point of view of an Israeli seventh-grader in 1967. Read full book review >

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STRAITJACKET AND TIE by Eugene Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Stein does write well and movingly about family matters; his strength is in quiet realism rather than comic routines."
The problems of a gay man coming out are exacerbated by his brother's schizophrenia—in a half on-key first novel from TV comedy-writer Stein. Read full book review >

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THE RAPE OF THE MUSE by Michael Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The novel is certainly a worthy read for anyone interested in the art scene, but readers seeking an outcome to care about may want to keep looking."
Stein's deftly written literary novel examines the art world through the eyes of a young artist, Rand Taber. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF AMERICANS by Gertrude Stein
Released: Feb. 8, 1934

"From the specific to the general, it becomes a history of everyone everywhere."
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS introduced Gertrude Stein to many readers who had not been able to break through the complexities of her medium of expression previously. Read full book review >