Search Results: "Others"


BOOK REVIEW

OTHERS by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Even so, Nick Dismas remains one of the most tenderly drawn monsters since Hugo's bell-ringer. ($75,000 ad/promo)"
Prolific horror writer Herbert (Portent, 1996, etc.) revives a sentimental favorite, Victor Hugo's Quasimodo, dresses him up in a modern setting, and sends him forth as Nicholas Dismas, private investigator. Read full book review >

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AMONG OTHERS by Lois Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 1998

"A baggy plot that's sometimes hard to track, but the remarkable woman at its core helps keep things on a sure footing."
A refreshingly intelligent coming-of-age story unveils a strong black woman protagonist who confronts personal and political issues in the '60s and '70s. Read full book review >

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WE OTHERS by Steven Millhauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

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Literary fiction old and new from one of the contemporary masters of the form. Read full book review >

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INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS by Stephen McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A novel with pithy observations, lightness of touch and generosity of spirit."
A breezily funny, affecting tale by the author of the novel-turned-film The Object of My Affection, about the entanglements of a gay Bostonian facing a midlife crisis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A collection that raises questions not so much about pairing or even creativity, but rather about how people living such chaotic lives function at all—and about why those who enjoy their art should care about their sexual logistics."
Essentially gossip—in spite of the trendy title—in these 13 essays by various authors on the influence that sexually paired writers or artists have on each other. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGIN OF OTHERS by Toni Morrison
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"As sharp and insightful as one would expect from this acclaimed author."
Essays focused on an overarching question: "What is race (other than genetic imagination), and why does it matter?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Bond renders a worthwhile subject into entertaining, informative reading."
London-based writer Bond wades into the murky reaches of the human psyche in this exploration of how other people's opinions shape our behaviors and attitudes. Read full book review >

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ANCESTORS AND OTHERS by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A heaped literary plate with something for every taste."
From Southern poet/novelist Chappell (Look Back All the Green Valley, 1999, etc.), a richly varied collection of short fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2002

"Fair-handed, laudatory without being obsequious, and brimming with potent stories of New York City's fires and firefighting."
A dramatic history of the men and women in black (with reflective piping) who make up the Fire Department of New York, from Irish-American historian Golway (For the Cause of Liberty, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE OTHERS by Siba al-Harez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Poetic, valuable look at the difficulties of being a woman in Saudi Arabia, and of growing up anywhere in the world."
Debut novel offers a rare window into young, lesbian Saudi culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2015

"Schneiderhan leaves it to us to continue the journey these two began. His work, like theirs, is inspiring."
Schneiderhan's (Sociology/Univ. of Toronto) biographical comparison of Jane Addams (1860-1935) and Barack Obama illustrates how little has changed regarding the difficulties of community building. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS by Jan Karon
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Readers who are not devoted followers of Karon may be impatient with the glacial pace of this installment."
Book two of Karon's new series about an Episcopal priest, The Father Tim Novels (Home to Holly Springs, 2007), continues as Father Tim's long-awaited Ireland vacation turns into a busman's holiday. Read full book review >