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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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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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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KNEE-DEEP IN WONDER by April Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Strong writing throughout, however, from a very promising writer with a world-class imagination."
An earnest debut novel painstakingly records an uprooted black woman's recovery of her scattered family's even more scattered history. Read full book review >

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WINGED by April Kelly
Released: Oct. 12, 2011

"Fasten your seatbelt for an enjoyable flight of fancy told in a confessional voice by likable people."
When Angel is born with tiny flaps perched on her shoulder blades, her unwed teen mother ignores medical advice to surgically remove them—and the result of this decision brings unexpected glory and grief to mother and daughter and those that they love. 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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BURIED DIAMONDS by April Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Readers unfamiliar with Claire's past job in Oregon's Specialty Plates bureau will wonder why each chapter begins with a cute vanity license plate so gratingly at odds with the somber mood."
A diamond turns out to be both more and less than a girl's best friend. Read full book review >

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WHITE SHOTGUN by April Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2011

"Though the Tuscan setting, now glowing, now rife with criminal activity, makes the horrors of Judas Horse (2008) seem both more picturesque and more normal, the FBI tradecraft summoned by the kidnapping rings true."
The latest undercover assignment for the FBI's Ana Grey cuts uncomfortably close to the bone. Read full book review >