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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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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WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

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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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IN A HEARTBEAT by Eric Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"The whole package is presented with an unfocused intensity that might pass for professionalism if not for the amateurish handling of the killer, who would need special lighting to stand out from the wallpaper."
Another grisly series of sex murders, this one kicked off by the killing of D.C. paralegal Victoria Benton. 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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PEARL MOON by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"The bang of romantic cymbals never drowns out the steady hum of predictable clichÇs. (First printing of 100,000)"
Over-the-top romance, with every page worthy of a Roy Lichtenstein illustration. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"A fascinating and factual introduction to the history of domestic life. (Illustrations)"
The concluding volume of Stone's excellent trilogy on marriage in early modern England (Uncertain Unions, 1992; Road to Divorce, 1990). Read full book review >