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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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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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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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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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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LIGHT YEARS: A NOVEL by Tammar Stein
FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Although passages dealing with Maya's American life seem less than genuine, those illustrating the everyday fears of people living in Israel, as well as the beauty of the region, ring true. (Fiction. YA)"
Caught between two vastly different worlds, Maya seeks balance between her tragic past in Israel and her present in Virginia as an astronomy student. Read full book review >

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A DENIABLE MAN by Sol Stein
Released: April 17, 1989

Stein has given millions of readers solid commercial entertainment or sensationalistic schlock, but not this time: his latest—with a title whose significance will become clear, in one of Stein's few surprises—isn't even competent exploitation. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN GRAVES by Triss Stein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"Offers promising developments for Erica and Chris, but readers will find little to work with."
In the second book of Stein's (Brooklyn Bones, 2013, etc.) Erica Donato Mysteries series, a grad student and mother wrestles with a puzzle related to her history work—only to find more questions that hit closer to home. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN SECRETS by Triss Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"The lack of resolution or care in wrapping up the mystery makes it clear that Stein's interests lie elsewhere, perhaps in informing readers about the borough's history. The threads of old Brooklyn, modern menace, and Erica's own life never quite come together."
A single mother in graduate school puts aside her research on Brooklyn to learn more about why a local girl has been beaten. Read full book review >

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OPERAS & PLAYS by Gertrude Stein
Released: April 3, 1987

"Reread Another,' 1921)."
"Well before Beckett or Pinter," writes James R. Mellow in his new introduction here, "Stein immobilized her characters in talk, talk, talk." Read full book review >