Search Results: "Triss Stein"


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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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BROOKLYN GRAVES by Triss Stein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"Offers promising developments for Erica and Chris, but readers will find little to work with."
In the second book of Stein's (Brooklyn Bones, 2013, etc.) Erica Donato Mysteries series, a grad student and mother wrestles with a puzzle related to her history work—only to find more questions that hit closer to home. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN WARS by Triss Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Though Stein doesn't seem to notice it, her heroine comes off as self-absorbed, uninterested in other characters until it suits her. Readers might be more motivated to see her learn an important lesson than solve another mystery."
The murder of a community organizer sparks the academic interest of a student of Brooklyn history who wants to include the back story in her dissertation. Read full book review >

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DIGGING UP DEATH by Triss Stein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 1998

"Motivation lacks credibility, and Kay's first-person narrative spends too much time on inner angst, but most readers will find the archaeological lore and Brighton Beach background at least mildly diverting."
A somewhat slicker follow-up to the debut novel that introduced features reporter Kay Engels (Murder at the Class Reunion, 1993). Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE CLASS REUNION by Triss Stein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 1993

"Maybe you can go back to high school again—especially if you've never left."
You can't go home again, magazine reporter Kay Engels learns when she flies up to Falls City, New York, for her high-school reunion— only to find her old flame Chris Campbell happily married, his thrice- married cousin Terry carrying on with ever-infatuated Richie McDowell, and a third Campbell cousin, Tony, having to break off his chastely budding romance with Kay when he's accused of Terry's murder. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN BONES by Triss Stein
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Although Stein (Digging Up Death, 1998, etc.) generates a few memorable exchanges between the quirkier characters, most of what happens is no more exciting than you'd expect from a week in Brooklyn."
A skeleton found in a Brooklyn row home opens a door to a past mystery and maybe a present-day killer. 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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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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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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PARIS FRANCE by Gertrude Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"A unique, romantic memoir and a perfect introduction to a unique American voice."
A contrarian expatriate's impressionistic rendering of her adopted country, just before the ax fell. 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 >