Search Results: "Mark Stein"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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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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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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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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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 >

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IN THE AGE OF LOVE by Michael Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"For all his careful construction, Stein's novel never quite takes off."
Stein (This Room Is Yours, 2004, etc.) examines the chance reunion of two former lovers in his brief fifth novel. Read full book review >

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USEFUL KNOWLEDGE by Gertrude Stein
Released: Jan. 23, 1988

Out of print for more than 60 years, this is Stein's paean to America, a compendium of prose pieces and poems—most of which were unpublished when the American expatriate collected them for book publication in the early 1920's. Read full book review >