Search Results: "Ted Brownstein"


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SUNSHINE REPUBLIC by Ted Brownstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"Powered by a briskly paced and tightly woven storyline, Brownstein's tale is a relentlessly entertaining amalgam of science-fiction mystery and dystopic thriller, with a healthy dose of satire and social commentary thrown in for good measure."
Brownstein's debut science-fiction novel is a near-future thriller set in an environmentally ravaged and newly independent Florida where the largely technophobic population is bitterly divided over the utilization of robots in society. Read full book review >

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MUSIC FROM THE EVENING OF THE WORLD by Michael Brownstein
Released: March 25, 1989

A short, elegant collection of eight stories—usually about men and women who've withdrawn into worlds of their own making. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1990

A deft wide-angle combination of journalism (more than 300 interviews) and his. tory, chronicling the uneasy embrace between the capital of power and the capital of glamour. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"Astute examination of a stymied system."
A veteran reporter explains the loss of compromise in contemporary American politics. Read full book review >

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HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL by Carrie Brownstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Unlike many rock star memoirs, there's no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It's revealing and riveting. On the page as in her songs, Brownstein finds the right words to give shape to experience."
First-class account of the life and times of an essential riot grrrl and the band she helped create. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, APT. 3W by Gabriel Brownstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A careful portrait of a very small world: likely to appeal to New Yorkers and New York-ophiles but not-so-likely to travel well."
An elegant if somewhat mannered collection of nine stories, mostly set within the confines of a single apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Read full book review >

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WORLD ON FIRE by Michael Brownstein
Released: May 22, 2002

"'The incidence of skin cancer in Greenland quadruples in twelve years but we just turn the page.' Time to start paying attention, says Brownstein, wisely, time to say that too much is unacceptable."
A concussive harangue on civilization's venal depravity, with short incantatory sentences piled one atop the other like fuel on a bonfire, by fiction-writer Brownstein (Music From the Evening of the World, 1989). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 1999

How to improve back health through exercise, yoga-based stretches, and stress reduction—a reasonable plan. Read full book review >

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THE MAN FROM BEYOND by Gabriel Brownstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini meet in New York and set about plumbing the depths of spiritualism, while an intrepid reporter sniffs around for the truth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 1993

"But with no chronology, life story, or even obituary, this is an interpretation without a narrative, a biography without a life. (Thirty illustrations, including eight pp. color—not seen)"
In what she claims ``might be called a postmodern biography,'' Brownstein (English/Brooklyn College; Becoming a Heroine, 1982) does not present the life-story of the 19th-century French ``star'' known only as ``Rachel'' (1821-58)—but, rather, she considers her as a ``text,'' interprets her as a ``cultural construct,'' and examines this daughter of peddlers who became an empress of the stage as a ``function of her personal effects.'' ``Stars,'' says Brownstein, because they are ``invented by writers,'' attract other writers, especially biographers—of which Rachel has had many (e.g., Joanna Richardson's Rachel, 1957). Read full book review >

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AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

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O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >