Search Results: "Stacey Knecht"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM ROOM by Marcel Möring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"A fine companion to Möring's longer novels, and probably his most accomplished yet."
A family borne aloft, then gradually destroyed by the experience (and the enigma) of flight is portrayed with compassionate insight in this terse, if intermittently obscure, novella by the Dutch author of The Great Longing (1995) and In Babylon (2000). Read full book review >

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HARLEQUIN'S MILLIONS by Bohumil Hrabal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"An enchanting novel, full of life, about the end of life."
The late Czech novelist, both banned and renowned in his homeland, offers a uniquely compelling blend of parable, fantasy, social realism and testament to the power of storytelling. Read full book review >

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IN BABYLON by Marcel Möring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Occasionally portentous, intermittently obscure (Möring has a habit of telling when he ought to be showing); still, on balance, a tense, troubling, and illuminating work."
Prizewinning Dutch novelist Möring (The Great Longing, 1995, etc.) is a writer of impressive imaginative power who's also gifted with a fluent narrative style—at least as rendered in Knecht's mellifluous English translation of this replete and challenging 1997 novel. Read full book review >

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IF SNOWFLAKES TASTED LIKE FRUITCAKE by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Like the fruitcake-flavored flakes, pass on this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative look at snowflakes and what we might do with them if they tasted of anything but winter. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A thought-provoking sales alternative that may appeal to forward-thinking sales managers."
A debut philosophical treatise on sellingthat challenges commonly accepted sales principles. Read full book review >

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KEEPING TIME by Stacey McGlynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A small gem of a novel."
A perfectly charming debut in which a septuagenarian from Liverpool travels to Long Island in search of her long-lost fiancé. Read full book review >

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BLINDFOLD by Lyndon Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Quixotic Gideon, endlessly sweet-natured, is easy to like, but halfway through you may yearn for a harder edge."
Horse-whispering with an English accent, in a mild-mannered second thriller from Stacey (Cut Throat, 2003). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 1996

A defense of the blended, extended, and amended families that have replaced Ozzie and Harriet and the Cleavers as typically American. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF INTIMACY by Stacey D’Erasmo
NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2013

"Suggestive rather than definitive, which is only to be expected with such an expansive topic."
The latest in the publisher's The Art Of... series, compact books exploring the writer's craft, this one addresses the variety, power and challenges of intimacy. Read full book review >

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SIX TO ONE AGAINST by Lyndon Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Nicely paced and plotted and full of substantive stuff for the horsy set. Stacey's best yet."
Animal behaviorist Gideon Blake (Outside Chance, 2005, etc.) finds once more it's the two-legged kind that vexes and befuddles. Read full book review >