Search Results: "Rachel Kushner"


BOOK REVIEW

TELEX FROM CUBA by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"An imaginative work that brings Cuban-American history to life."
Los Angeles resident Kushner's first novel follows the lives of American ex-pats and others in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >

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THE FLAMETHROWERS by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2013

"Kushner writes well and plunges us deeply into the disparate worlds of the New York City art scene, European political radicalism and the exhilarating rush of motorcycles."
A novel of art and politics but also of bikes and speed—not Harleys and drugs, but fine (and fast) Italian motorbikes. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF RACHEL K by Rachel Kushner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A short, quirky and sometimes-compelling book from the author of The Flamethrowers (2013)."
Three offbeat tales that border on the surreal yet are curiously (and paradoxically) anchored in a version of historical reality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Laudable coverage of an undeniably important, unsettling cultural transition."
Were John Carmack and John Romero the Lennon and McCartney of PC gaming? Spin magazine contributing editor Kushner answers yes in his detailed re-creation of the genre's transition from basement to big time. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR CANDY by David Kushner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"A probing, poignant memoir about tragedy, grief, and trying to cope."
The story of how the author and his family dealt with the senseless murder of his older brother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A remarkable story fashioned into a dramatic narrative."
Rolling Stone and Wired contributing editor Kushner (Journalism/New York Univ.; Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids, 2005, etc.) skillfully pieces together a shameful chronicle of racial discrimination during the American postwar economic boom. Read full book review >

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THE GRAMMAR OF GOD by Aviya Kushner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A paean, in a way, to the rigors and frustrations—and ultimate joys—of trying to comprehend the unfathomable."
A freelancer debuts with a memoir/disquisition about the Hebrew Bible and the difficulties—linguistic and personal—that translators into English have faced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of interesting factoids—but the blatant advertising for Kushner's products is pervasive to the point the book becomes soporific."
A wake-up call about caffeine from a committed and self-interested author. Read full book review >

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RACHEL HULIN
by Megan Labrise

Fancy a Dangerous Liaisons-styledelicacy? Rachel Hulin’s epistolary debut features some lip-smacking secrets between brother and sister.

“I love epistolary novels,” says Hulin, author of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. “I always try to think about how to get that voyeuristic voice without letters...but it just feels like you’re not getting in there. I really want to be in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BRUNDIBAR by Tony Kushner
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A heartbreaking, hopeful masterpiece with powerful implications for contemporary readers. (Picture book. 8+)"
This brilliant and disturbing rendition of an old Czech opera honors history in a stunning piece of art. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE NOTHING LOOKS LIKE GOD by Lawrence Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Parents who believe that God is within all aspects of the spiritual and temporal world may find this book helpful as a discussion starter, but it's not much more than that. (Picture book. 3-6)"
According to the authors' note to parents and teachers, the Kushners address the often unspoken questions of young children who hear about God in church. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"Here's to another generation finding comfort and inspiration on the border. (introductions, author notes) (Fantasy/anthology. 13 & up)"
Bordertown: where the human and faerie worlds intersect, a place populated by runaways and the lost, powered by an unreliable mix of magic and technology. Read full book review >