Search Results: "Alex Stone"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"Magically engrossing."
A physics scholar explores how the combination of science, magic and real life stirred his inner magician. Read full book review >

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MIND OVER MATTER
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Cover Story: Take Note

BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: State of Mind

Bonus Factors: Secret Club, Poetry, Awesome Grownups

Relationship Status: Successful Blind Date

Cover Story: Take Note

Is it just me, or has there been a surge of book covers with notes lately? (See ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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THE BOY ON CINNAMON STREET by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An outstanding tale of love, loss and the true power of friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Something terrible happened to seventh-grader Louise's parents, and only the kindly ministrations of an unknown admirer can pull her back from her insulating—suffocating—layers of denial. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE ANCESTORS #1: TIGER by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2005

"Readers hoping for the wild twists and epic sweep of L.G. Bass's Sign of the Qin (2004) may be disappointed, though, and several plot threads are left a-dangling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Five young brothers, each master of a different kung fu style, flee the destruction of their hidden monastery in this unpolished but energetic martial-arts series opener. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE LOVE by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Soap at its most operatic, though the playing on the heartstrings occasionally strikes an affecting emotional note. (Author tour)"
In ultra-purple prose, the author of Pearl Moon (1995) and others returns with another three-coupled romance, once again leading six worthy souls through tough-time purgatory into true- love heaven. Read full book review >

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FUN WITH PROBLEMS by Robert Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2010

"Vintage Stone. Enough said."
Alienated, angry outsiders stalk the dangerous edges of their unraveling lives in the great American novelist's collection of grim short fiction. Read full book review >

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KRIEGSPIEL by Todd Stone
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Not for beginners."
A near-future, neo-Nazi putsch in Germany catches US armed forces by surprise—in a largely realistic first novel about mechanized warfare by a West Point professor. Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF DARKNESS by D.C. Stone
Released: July 9, 2012

"Fans of witchcraft literature will appreciate the book's respectful approach; let's just say—it's spellbinding."
A woman's tormented by a malevolent spirit that's made its way from 17th-century Salem in search of revenge. Read full book review >

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Jewish American  Prig by Edith Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"Impossible chronology adds the wrong kind of puzzlement to an otherwise overfamiliar plot."
In Stone's debut novel, a middle-aged woman reflects on her lifelong struggles toward self-esteem, sexual openness, and healthy relationships. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF THE COW by Jared Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Though Stone engages in a few meandering asides and perhaps tries to extract too much meaning from rather prosaic subjects, he nonetheless offers provocative thoughts on our carnivorous history and contemporary options, adding some tantalizing snout-to-tail recipes."
Debut author Stone, Emmy-winning TV producer, wrangles a lively, informative, sometimes-intimate tale from his family's adventure eating a freezer full of beef over two years of culinary and lifestyle change. Read full book review >