Search Results: "Ron Steinman"


BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN IN VIETNAM by Ron Steinman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Without sanctifying the women in Vietnam, these interviews open an important window to the difference between how men and women view war. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Women who served in the Vietnam War offer a moving set of reflections. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1996

"Most readers will pick up this volume for its literary interest, but the human content is what makes it memorable."
Charming correspondence between the Irish short-story writer and his editor at the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT HUNT MASSACRE by Jon Steinman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A fun, satirical mystery that proves just how ridiculous partisan politics can be."
Former political reporter Steinman offers a witty debut political thriller heavily laced with satire. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DEADLY THINGS by Harry Steinman
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A terrific sci-fi thriller that grips the reader from beginning to end."
Cutting-edge technology combines with the dark side of the human soul to create the potential for terrifying destruction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2001

"Studded with insights and with prose as elegant as that in either writer's fiction, these letters delineate an epistolary friendship that makes 84 Charing Cross Road look dull."
The correspondence of New Yorker editor William Maxwell and poet, short-story writer, and novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED MIRROR by Louise Steinman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Steinman's elegiac book is a powerful reminder of how ideologies can become 'crooked mirror[s]' that distort reality and destroy lives, cultures and nations."
A writer/literary curator explores the anguished, often contentious topic of Polish Jewry through the lens of her own family history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2001

"An affecting memoir and a convincing plea for pacifism: Steinman's hypnotizing prose exposes the senselessness of war by showing how conflicting governments have destroyed families by ripping common people out of their homes and forcing them to kill each other."
Steinman travels back in time and across the globe to capture the horrors of WWII as experienced by her father and a Japanese soldier, whom he may have killed. Read full book review >

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RON POWERS
by Megan Labrise

When Kelly Rindfleisch wrote the words, “No one cares about crazy people,” she never dreamed Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers would read them. 

“I cannot describe to you the emotion, the shockwave, that hit me when I read that quote,” says Powers, author of No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

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CATS GET FAMOUS by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are plenty of pussycat picture books to pick from; let this one stray. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Some Cats Got Talent (2014); those that do return to "get famous."Read full book review >

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BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >