Search Results: "Stephen P. Kiernan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Evoking a not exactly unfamiliar chapter of 20th-century history, Kiernan succeeds in engagement but not much originality."
While Europe awaits liberation from Hitler's troops, one small Normandy village is held together by the resourcefulness of a 22-year-old woman with a talent for baguettes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A good-hearted and hardheaded appeal."
An award-winning journalist offers a prescription for a nation adrift: citizen initiatives on behalf of the common good. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMINGBIRD by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Tackles but ultimately oversimplifies thorny issues."
A hospice nurse, baffled by her husband's drastic personality change after his third deployment to Iraq, gleans valuable lessons from a dying World War II historian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A superb resource for boomers dealing with their parents' final days and anxious to exert more control over their own rites of passage, as well as for health-care professionals who need to hear this story from the other side."
An impassioned appeal for a kinder, gentler death. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOSITY by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A derivative but unmistakably engaging debut."
Last seen in 1906, a frozen explorer, thawed by a scientist/entrepreneur, confounds present-day Boston. Read full book review >

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GOAD OF HONOR by Stephen P. Byers
Released: July 13, 2012

"An intricately drawn family saga."
Family ties are both a curse and a blessing in the latest novel from Byers (Bent Coin, 2012, etc). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Both hectoring and wise, this historical blueprint makes a powerful argument for building mutual respect in the region."
The director of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development fashions a big-picture overview of the long-teetering relationship between America and the Arab nations. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"An inventive, perspective-broadening approach to examining different life philosophies."
A guide to various philosophies—presented musically. Read full book review >

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INTO THE GREY by Celine Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A gripping, highly original ghost story. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Irish fantasist Kiernan (The Poison Throne, 2010, etc.) explores the dynamics of love and loss. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"An inspiring account of how people can respond with their best when called upon."
A fresh take on the secret city built in the mountains of Tennessee as part of the Manhattan Project during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MRS. ASTOR by Frances Kiernan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2007

"Proficient, but too heavily based on Astor's own memoir, Footprints (1980), to be terribly revelatory—or interesting."
Former New Yorker editor Kiernan (Seeing Mary Plain, 2000) pussyfoots around the life of New York philanthropist, society lady and writer Brooke Astor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"One-dimensional characters undermine the potential drama of life within a castle."
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Vanderbilts. Read full book review >