Search Results: "Mark Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Bright, readable and accessible for all ages."
A fun sequel offers more recondite tidbits of American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VICE CAPADES by Mark Stein
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2017

"Witty and opinionated insight on how 'bad' behavior can morph into, out of, and back into favor over the course of time."
How and why the tolerances for debauchery have changed over the course of time. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN PANIC by Mark Stein
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2014

"Popular history that will appeal to readers of the author's How the States Got Their Shapes."
A fresh take on the outbursts of hysteria over witches, Catholics, women, communists, gays, Muslims, illegal aliens and others that have occurred throughout American history. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >