Search Results: "Steven Bach"


BOOK REVIEW

DAZZLER by Steven Bach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 29, 2001

"A savory treatment of a beloved yet troubled theater legend."
A judicious yet candid biography of Hart (1904-61), the Broadway Prospero who transformed out-of-town dross into opening-night gold—and his own torments into opportunities for success. Read full book review >

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LENI by Steven Bach
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2007

"A sad Faustian story that features the artistic triumphs of a woman who figuratively climbed a roof at Auschwitz to get a closer look at the clouds."
A former movie producer and, subsequently, chronicler of Hollywood legends (Marlene Dietrich, 1992) and legendary fiascos (Final Cut, 1985) revisits what a documentary filmmaker once called "the wonderful, horrible life" of cinema's most controversial figure. Read full book review >

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MARLENE DIETRICH by Steven Bach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"A great pearl."
Gigantic chef-d'oeuvre: a 600-page life that puts Dietrich before us as no book has ever done and whose writing sets a new standard for celebrity biographies. Read full book review >

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MONSTER PARTY! by Annie Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Pass on this party unless tame titles for the preschool set are needed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Monsters attending parties are a popular picture-book topic; this circular tale adds one more to the shelf. Read full book review >

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OF ENEMIES AND ENDINGS by Shelby Bach
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A satisfying conclusion to a sword-and-sorcery series with a feminist fairy-tale twist. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Finally 14, Rory Landon gets to complete her own tale, taking on the Snow Queen and all her evil allies with the help of her classmates at the Ever After School. Read full book review >

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HONOR'S KNIGHT by Rachel Bach
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Fun, with phasers on lethal."
Independently intelligible second entry (Fortune's Pawn, 2013) in a space opera starring a tough, sexy, armor-clad mercenary chick. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 27, 1994

"Either you buy it or you don't. (Author tour)"
New Age jargon bobs along amiably on stream-of-consciousness froth in this quasi-nonfiction indulgence by the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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LOVE IS LOVE  by Mette Bach
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sparks fly between Emmy and Jude, but they may not between Emmy and readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When mousy, pudgy, white Emmy goes to her father's family in Vancouver for a change of scene, she falls head over heels for Jude, a young white trans man. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, MY DARLING BABY  by Alyssa Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"An excellent bedtime storybook. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little animals bed down for the night. Read full book review >

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GENTLE JOURNEY by Elaine Lyons Bach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2006

"Readers looking for sordid sexuality and scandal should look elsewhere, but those seeking a sincere historical romance may find satisfaction in these pages."
Early-19th-century England serves as the setting for this serviceable romance novel. Read full book review >

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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE: 10 OF THIS YEAR’S FINEST CRIMINOUS TALES
by J. Kingston Pierce

This is the fifth consecutive time I’ve assembled, for Kirkus, a year-end list of my favorite crime, mystery, and thriller novels published in the United States during the preceding 12 months. Nostalgia grips me warmly as I look back now at previous picks—from M.J. McGrath’s White Heat (2011) and Peter May’s The Blackhouse (2012) to Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian ...


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