Search Results: "Tammar Stein"


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KINDRED by Tammar Stein
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Despite uneven pacing and loose plotting, this intriguing exploration of divine intervention and cast of complex characters add up to a compelling read. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
For the Abbott-Levy siblings, good versus evil is a family affair. Read full book review >

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THE SIX-DAY HERO by Tammar Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A straightforward vehicle for a single viewpoint of recent history; supplement with other perspectives for a more complete story. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The Six-Day War, told from the point of view of an Israeli seventh-grader in 1967. Read full book review >

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HIGH DIVE by Tammar Stein
FICTION
Released: June 10, 2008

"Hopeful and real. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Traveling to Sardinia to say farewell to her family's vacation home, Arden struggles with other goodbyes that she has had to make in recent months. Read full book review >

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LIGHT YEARS: A NOVEL by Tammar Stein
FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Although passages dealing with Maya's American life seem less than genuine, those illustrating the everyday fears of people living in Israel, as well as the beauty of the region, ring true. (Fiction. YA)"
Caught between two vastly different worlds, Maya seeks balance between her tragic past in Israel and her present in Virginia as an astronomy student. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A smart showcase of a half-century's worth of pathways in fiction."
A compendium of The Paris Review's short story hits, curated with the ambitious, aspiring writer in mind. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE BUNNY CAN BAKE by Janet Stein
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 2009

"Get cooking! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Top chefs of all ages will enjoy this romp through Chef George's School of Dessertology. Read full book review >

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A DENIABLE MAN by Sol Stein
Released: April 17, 1989

Stein has given millions of readers solid commercial entertainment or sensationalistic schlock, but not this time: his latest—with a title whose significance will become clear, in one of Stein's few surprises—isn't even competent exploitation. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN SECRETS by Triss Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"The lack of resolution or care in wrapping up the mystery makes it clear that Stein's interests lie elsewhere, perhaps in informing readers about the borough's history. The threads of old Brooklyn, modern menace, and Erica's own life never quite come together."
A single mother in graduate school puts aside her research on Brooklyn to learn more about why a local girl has been beaten. Read full book review >

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TO DO by Gertrude Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2001

"With a Stein-like flourish, we added: 'and that is that.'"
Some things never change: the first posthumous publication of this typically eccentric Stein work elicited from Kirkus (August 15, 1957, p. 619) the recognition of "a Stein clique." Read full book review >

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IN THE AGE OF LOVE by Michael Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"For all his careful construction, Stein's novel never quite takes off."
Stein (This Room Is Yours, 2004, etc.) examines the chance reunion of two former lovers in his brief fifth novel. Read full book review >

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OPERAS & PLAYS by Gertrude Stein
Released: April 3, 1987

"Reread Another,' 1921)."
"Well before Beckett or Pinter," writes James R. Mellow in his new introduction here, "Stein immobilized her characters in talk, talk, talk." Read full book review >

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BREWSIE AND WILLIE by Gertrude Stein
Released: July 1, 1946

"Miss Stein at her most lucid and most liberal, and making sense on both scores most of the time."
Wars I Have Seen broke Gertrude Stein's sales record. Read full book review >