Search Results: "Steven Solomon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"An on-the-money introduction to the financial fraternity's ruling class."
This blue-chip status report makes a substantive contribution to the growing body of literature of the pivotal role played by central banks in in the Global Village's financial affairs (see Marjorie Deane and Robert Pringle's The Central Banks, 1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Though too long and not always to the point, a somewhat useful piece for readers interested in natural resources and the geopolitics attendant to them."
Occasionally murky, slow-flowing study of the role of water in the making—and perhaps undoing—of civilization. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"Virtually every teenager struggles with difference and identity; at its best, this book will help its readers understand and embrace intersectionality. (notes, further reading) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
How do parents react when a child is far different from themselves—and how do those children cope with difference? Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF PURGATORY by Solomon Pike
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 9, 2013

"An imaginative, if uneven, tale of carnage, angels and the hereafter."
Pike delivers a debut fantasy novel about a war in the afterlife. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN by Burt Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The book is billed as 'A John Hay Mystery,' indicating that there may be more to come. Solomon (Where They Ain't, 2000, etc.) depicts the scores of people around Lincoln with vigor and authority. His middling mystery is a passable MacGuffin for his rich historical offering."
Disturbing questions arise after the tragic death of Abraham Lincoln's beloved son, Willie. Could it possibly be…? Read full book review >

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PIPE DREAM by Solomon Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2001

"Despite occasional descents into melodrama, Pipe Dream is the work of a talented newcomer passionate about his material. An impressive debut—and a writer to watch."
A staff writer for Philadelphia Weekly debuts with a searing tale of betrayals, self-betrayals, wasted lives—and addiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 1991

"Timely and enjoyable: a rich collage of personality and adventure."
An appealing if rather breathless account of double discoveries: that of London-based American journalist Solomon, who goes to Gorbachev's Moscow and finds a world of vicious deprivation and impenetrable strangeness; and that of the artists he meets along the way, whose long struggle against isolation and obscurity is rewarded with a sudden fame that brings its own disorientation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1999

"While skewering the media, Solomon commits the same sins of which he finds them guilty: sensationalism, superficiality, banality."
Populist excoriation of the US media that amuses but never quite enlightens. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2001

"So good, so vitally important, but so . . . depressing."
A reader's guide to depression, hopelessly bleak yet heartbreakingly real. Read full book review >

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A STONE BOAT by Andrew Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An elegant and moving examination of a difficult subject."
Love and death make dramatic entrances in this elegiac first novel by nonfiction writer Solomon (The Ivory Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost, 1991) about a young concert pianist who plays for time while his mother is dying of cancer. Read full book review >

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AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS by Rivers Solomon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An entertaining novel that does not neglect the vitality of its story while probing society's assumptions."
The HSS Matilda is a massive spaceship that has carried a small contingent of humanity for many years away from a destroyed Earth and toward a hazy vision of a promised land. Read full book review >