Search Results: "Susan Arena"


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ARENA by Holly Jennings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2016

"Game over, man. Game over."
A video game that inflicts real pain on its players—what could possibly go wrong? In this debut novel, quite a lot. Read full book review >

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GALAX-ARENA by Gillian Rubinstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Although the siblings' escape and subsequent murder of Hythe are suitably visceral, it is the lingering sense of unease and apathy they find back home that is insidious and haunting. (Fiction. 13+)"
Rubinstein (Dog In, Cat Out, 1993, etc.) takes a provocative view in her novel that is unrelenting in its savagery and grimness. Read full book review >

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STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Kohan brings the modern sporting arena to life in this fine exploration of the 'corners of American stadiums that aren't necessarily hidden but are almost assuredly unseen.'"
An inside look at the secular cathedrals where we hold our sporting masses—and celebrate with unrepentant excess. Read full book review >

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ARENA BEACH by Donna Staples
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"And while glossily packaged, Terra's final wisdom follow's from her hastily broadened range of experience. (Fiction 12+)"
The small California coastal town of Arena Beach represents security and comfort to Terra Bliss, 17, who hopes to go on living there, preferably as a mechanic—work she loves. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2000

"Although light on both literary and psychological substance, this biography, like Sontag herself, has plenty of charm."
An engagingly gossipy biography of the most glamorous intellectual celebrity of our time, assessing the impact of the writer's persona more thoroughly than her literary creations. Read full book review >

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THE ARENA MAN by Steve Englehart
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Englehart's latest is a thrilling ride that will appeal to readers of fantasy and conspiracy alike."
Max August is a magickal superhero. Once upon a time, he was a soldier in the Vietnam conflict and later a DJ, but now, with the aid of magick and the bonus of immortality, Max crusades against the forces of evil. Read full book review >

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IN THE ARENA by Charlton Heston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A long-playing performance, not perhaps of Oscar caliber, but at least worth a nomination. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; author tour)"
A spirited, sprawling, at times delightfully quirky memoir by Hollywood's own Mount Rushmore. Read full book review >