Search Results: "April Stevens"


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ANGEL ANGEL by April Stevens
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This is not flawless work—Bette's own personality is never quite clear enough, and the ending is strikingly neat—but it is an impressive and delightful debut."
Step aside, all you writers running on about the emptiness of small-town life. Read full book review >

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THE HEART AND MIND OF FRANCES PAULEY by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A moving depiction of unique characters, grief, and the benevolent power of forgiveness. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Frances, a white fifth-grader who calls herself Figgrotten, carries a heavy burden of isolation and loneliness that she is unwilling to recognize. Read full book review >

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TEACH ME TIGER! by April Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"An upbeat memoir from a sultry songstress of the baby boomer era."
Grammy Award winner and debut memoirist Stevens recounts the evolution of her pop singing career and personal life. Read full book review >

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WAKING UP WENDELL by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"As absolutely charming as a sunny morning can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The pigs along Fish Street are all sleeping when: At #1, a little bird sings her song, "Tweeet-Tweeet-Ta-Ta-Ta-Tweeeeet," waking up Mr. Krudwig at #2, who's been dreaming of pancakes and gets up grumpily to let out his dog, Leopold. Read full book review >

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EDWIN SPEAKS UP by April Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"This tongue-in-cheek tale of birth-order blues is a confection as sweet as it is silly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Edwin's mother is the epitome of 1950s femininity—smartly dressed, elegantly coiffed and preoccupied with adult concerns throughout this entertaining supermarket romp. Read full book review >

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LA BELLA VITA (SORT OF)
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Cover Story: That's Amore
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 4
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy, Mostly
Bonus Factors:
 Italy, Roman Holiday, Tasty Business, College
Relationship Status: Haven't We Already Matched Before?

 

Cover Story: That's Amore

WHOA WHOA WHOA—a YA romance without a kissyface cover!? And one ...


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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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SHOCK POINT by April Henry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A potboiler that may appeal to a wide range of young readers and could be useful for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Almost 16, Cassie hates her new psychiatrist stepfather, Rick, in this over-the-top thriller. Read full book review >

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MISS FULLER by April Bernard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Bernard skillfully contrasts the public and private sides of Fuller, crafting a book with rich imagery, emotional depth and a poetic rhythm."
A letter from one woman to another washes ashore. This letter details the adventurous, fantastic, revolutionary life of Margaret Fuller. But will her words unite or divide? Will anyone read her letter at all? Read full book review >

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HEART-SHAPED BOX by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2001

"And that although Claire has left her job issuing specialty license plates, vanity tags still end each chapter and are deciphered in an appendix."
The third outing for 37-year-old Claire Montrose (Square in the Face, 2000, etc.) finds her with newly frosted hair and a dishy long-distance beau, Dante Bonner, with a high-status job (curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) who has promised to fly in for the 20th reunion of Oregon's Minor High School. Read full book review >

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"Somewhat slight, this work still introduces useful ideas applicable to many staffing situations."
A brief, targeted book about generational and educational differences in nurses' commitment levels offers health care managers tips on how to maintain staff loyalty. Read full book review >