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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"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 >

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CIRCLES OF CONFUSION by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even the ubiquitous license-plate puns ('H2OUUP2,' 'FX108') are translated in a kindly appendix."
Claire Montrose is slowly withering on the vine of the Oregon Motor Vehicle Division's Custom Plate Department when her reclusive great-aunt Cady, whom she hasn't seen in 20 years, dies and leaves her entire estate to Claire. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"Honest, simple storytelling with a gentle bite. (Author tour)"
The sequel to Sinclair's bestselling Coffee Will Make You Black (1994) once again features sassy Stevie, now on a Candide-esque journey from working-class Chicago to college in the Illinois sticks to San Francisco at the height of gay liberation. 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 >