Search Results: "St. Stephen's Community House"


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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"This book's empowering message is that how we identify and express our racial heritage belongs to us. (Anthology. 12 & up)"
Rawly provocative, this anthology reflects its authors' complex racial backgrounds and experiences. Like a photo mosaic, each piece stands alone while contributing to a bigger picture. Read full book review >

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COMMUNITY by Graham Masterton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Fans of Masterton (The Red Hotel, 2013, etc.) may be shocked by the lack of blood and gore, whose absence allows more plot development than usual."
After a car accident, a man struggles to recover his memory and find out the truth about the small town in which he's convalescing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A pointed family memoir from a writer keenly attuned to and reverent of genius."
A frank memoir of Spender's problematic poet father and his emotionally remote pianist mother. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN'S FEAST by Jean Richardson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Not essential, but enjoyable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The carol about ``Good King Wenceslas'' is expanded into a sentimental story in which a rather thoughtless young page is taken along to see how the less fortunate live; the bounty he and his king take to the humble cottage is shared in a sumptuous feast after the king himself builds up the fire. Read full book review >

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COMMUNITY SOUP by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"For reading aloud or alone, a nourishing choice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mary's little lamb becomes a village child's goats in this quirky, Kenya-set tale of making pumpkin vegetable soup. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Faith is not about reifying the American way of life, Marsh insists, or other forms of delusional self-worship; it is about doing good. Here, he offers examples of spiritual vision at work—and hard work at that."
"The revolution begins in the pews." So opens this closely reasoned study of the faith expressed in good works like the Civil Rights Act and antipoverty movement. Read full book review >

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THE ELSEWHERE COMMUNITY by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A brief, wide-ranging excursion into the heart of literature, led by one of its most devoted and reliable guides."
In a casual format meant for a general audience, the great critic and scholar of Modernism discusses the essence of literary education in terms of two basic themes: the voyage of discovery and fruits of mentorship. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"For environmentalists, regional planners, and interested lay readers, this book contains abundant food for thought."
An outstanding collection of talks devoted to the late economist E.F. Schumacher's ``small is beautiful'' ethic. Read full book review >

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I GOT COMMUNITY by Melrose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Vibrant, Matisse-like illustrations are lively and appealing; Gottlieb uses broad black angular lines to define subjects and settings, eliminates or simplifies the details, and juxtaposes vivid colors. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The idea of community can be abstract to young readers, and while books on the subject are both needed and welcome, this one has the textual flaws to make it an additional purchase. Read full book review >

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COUNTING ON COMMUNITY by Innosanto Nagara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Ideal for any community where children count. (Board book. 2-5)"
A difficult concept is simply and strikingly illustrated for the very youngest members of any community, with a counting exercise to boot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

A COMMUNITY OF WRITERSPaul Engle and the Iowa Writers' WorkkshopDana, Robert—Ed. Read full book review >