Search Results: "Susan Cain"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike."
An enlightened Wall Street survivor exhorts wallflowers everywhere to embrace their solitude-seeking souls and fully appreciate the power of the lone wolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUIET POWER by Susan Cain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"Standard-issue self-help: worthy enough but wordy and heavily earnest, addressed to a broad audience but unlikely to attract one. (notes, index) (Nonfiction. 13-17)"
The author of the bestselling Quiet (2012) collaborates with Mone and Moroz to bring her message of empowerment for quiet types to teen readers.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO SURVIVORS by Tom Cain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 2009

"Not the slam-dunk it might have been, but a worthwhile sophomore entry in a promising action franchise."
A stone-cold killer returns from the dead to stop a plot to launch a holy war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILL YOU TWICE by Chelsea Cain
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cain's abiding determination to outdo the suspense, plot twists and gore of each previous outing is both perverse and awe-inspiring."
A fourth match—a fifth, if you count The Night Season (2011), in which she's limited to a cameo—between Gretchen Lowell, the Beauty Killer, and Archie Sheridan, the Portland cop who alternates between locking her up and having sex with her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS HERMAN CAIN! by Herman Cain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A featherweight campaign autobiography that is too revealing of the candidate's limitations."
An unlikely presidential candidate introduces himself to the nation. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFLY by James M. Cain
Released: Jan. 23, 1946

"Certainly not for conservatives."
Another for the now established Cain market, — the familiar, foreordained formula of a love which is largely lust, and the retribution it carries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOUD NINE by James M. Cain
Released: Aug. 1, 1984

"Lots of material for a psychoanalytic approach to Cain, perhaps (Graham's mother hovers heavily)—but just a strange, unpleasant curiosity for fans of his earlier, far more coherent fiction."
An unwise posthumous publication—completed just before his death—in which Cain's lean, dialogue-charged style can't even begin to redeem a peculiar plot and nowhere characterizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE TO EVERY MAN by Elizabeth Cain
Released: July 18, 2012

"High-stakes historical fiction that could use more history."
Three very different lives intersect against the backdrop of racial and cultural tension in 1960s Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ACCIDENT MAN by Tom Cain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"A first-rate, breakneck adventure."
Who killed the people's princess? Could be this debut novel's hard-hitting assassin for hire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEETHEART by Chelsea Cain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Gretchen requires heavily engineered suspension of disbelief, but there are numerous thrills to be had and, underneath the Grand Guignol, there's a perfectly normal detective story."
The seductive force of the murderess who tortured and maimed him continues to complicate the workaday life of a hard-used policeman in Portland, Ore. Read full book review >