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CIGARETTES ARE SUBLIME by Richard Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

Many people, deciding to quit smoking, go cold turkey; others use nicotine gum or a patch. Read full book review >

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JEWELRY TALKS by Richard Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2001

"Seamless, sophisticated, and compelling: fiction that wears its learning lightly, makes 'gender' become again something fascinating, and weaves out of words a richer dish by far than another old 'story' might ever be."
Klein (Cigarettes Are Sublime, 1993; Eat Fat, 1996) adds to the recent spate of novels without events (or with mighty few). And he does so brilliantly, in a book riveting to anybody interested in sex, celebrities, monarchies, gossip, history—or jewelry. Read full book review >

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EAT FAT by Richard Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"Anathema for the fitness crowd, but a comforting and delicious treat for fat folks."
A ``postmodern diet book,'' according to its unabashedly fat author, a professor of French at Cornell who does not simply accept fat, but loves it and finds it beautiful. Read full book review >

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TRY SOMETHING NEW: DEBUT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY NOVELS
by John DeNardo

Are you feeling stuck in a literary rut? Dr. John has the cure!

OK, I confess. I am not an actual doctor, but I do have a tempting selection of notable debut novels that just hit the bookstore shelves. If you're looking for something new, read one of these and call me in the morning...

 

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BOOK REVIEW

JILLIAN CADE by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not a meal but an entertainingly tasty snack on the light side of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 12-15) "
With well-earned cynicism, high school junior Jillian is trying to carry on Umbra Investigations, her absent father's business and area of "expertise": he's a paranormal researcher, or, in Jillian's words, a trafficker "in bullshit." Read full book review >

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TWO GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Lisa Klein
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"But Klein's account of the battle and its effect on civilian life is compelling, and makes this a worthwhile addition to Civil War literature. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Klein's second novel offers a new take on the brother-versus-brother saga of the American Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD AS IT IS by Norma Klein
Released: April 3, 1989

Something of a departure for Klein: a very adult and cutting look at the world within a mental institution—where, the author makes it clear, the inmates "aren't crazy. . . Read full book review >

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CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW’S END by Maury Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2001

"A most timely business narrative."
A well-written, comprehensible assessment of the 1929 stock-market crash. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Required reading for anyone trying to pierce the complexities of globalization."
Klein (Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, 2002, etc.) tracks the forced imposition of economic privatization, rife with multinational corporate parasites, on areas and nations weakened by war, civil strife or natural disasters. Read full book review >