Search Results: "Stephen Kelman"


BOOK REVIEW

MAN ON FIRE by Stephen Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"While the book offers some fine prose and observations of Indian life, it's also marked by clunky stretches and an awkward seriousness that suggests a writer still trying to sort out his thoughts."
Two men pursuing different paths in their searches for redemption come together in Mumbai in a strange East-meets-West collision. Read full book review >

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PIGEON ENGLISH by Stephen Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Even a kid as feisty and ingratiating as Harri can overstay his welcome. A pity, because brief snatches of his embryonic wit, street smarts and survival instincts are about as hutious as it gets."
A charming narrative voice energizes this lively first novel, which has brought enthusiastic reviews, healthy sales and a movie contract to its young British author. Read full book review >

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GIRLS by Nic Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Troublesome erotica much less meaningful than it makes itself out to be."
Power-mad men explain why they thank heaven for little girls. Read full book review >

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THE SESSION by Judith Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"A personable psychological thriller that offers more fun than just counting bodies."
A polished, self-assured suspense novel by Kelman (Summer of Storms, 2001, etc.) features a likable Rikers Island psychologist who becomes entangled in the lives of her nutty patients. Read full book review >

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BACKWARD IN HIGH HEELS by Judith Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Predictable, but Kelman's work is as tight and smart as ever."
Can a New York wife of 28 years enjoy a new life after her insufferable husband leaves her for a younger woman? Read full book review >

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KIERON SMITH, BOY by James Kelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Though it's a vivid reminder that childhood is a foreign country, the book is way too long and self-indulgent."
A child's vision of his rough-and-tumble world occupies the latest from Scottish author Kelman (You Have to Be Careful in the Land of the Free, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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A DISAFFECTION by James Kelman
Released: March 20, 1989

Glasgow writer Kelman (Greyhound for Breakfast, 1987) follows a bumbling, lovesick Everyman on his daily rounds as he teaches, drinks, and broods. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY HOME by Judith Kelman
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A low-fat bonbon for Susan Isaacs fans."
Not to be confused with the identically titled kids' movie currently in the theaters, this tale is a loopy, amusing first hardcover suspenser from women-in-perilist Kelman, author of ten mass-market originals (One Last Kiss, etc.). Read full book review >

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MO SAID SHE WAS QUIRKY by James Kelman
Released: April 23, 2013

"Though it lacks much of an arc, the novel's brevity and lack of affect are to its credit: a gritty and wise snapshot of urban life."
A bracing stream-of-consciousness tale of life on London's lower rungs from the veteran Scottish novelist and Booker Prize winner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"Vividly captures the controversy and pain that accompanied this reopening of a dark chapter in American history."
A historian unravels the tangled story behind the establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Read full book review >