Search Results: "Becca Stevens"


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SNAKE OIL by Becca Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A simple, comforting reflection on one woman's crusade to make a difference in the world."
A memoir of hands-on healing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Quietly uplifting reading."
A socially conscious Episcopalian priest's account of how and why she started the Thistle Stop Café, a Nashville teahouse that employs females recovering from violence and drug abuse. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 1977

"Yet the book glows with insights into both literature and personality and is sure to stand as a megalith in Stevens' criticism."
Harold Bloom sees modern poetry as a battlefield where new poets fight against their predecessors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"This tale of treachery comes alive under her pen. (Historical fiction. 12+)"
In 1778 Rebecca Syng, the teenager who narrates this story, is sent to be a lady's maid in the Shippen household in Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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WALLACE STEVENS by Tony Sharpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"Sharpe's impressively scholarly study will interest only devotees of modern poetry."
A carefully, if narrowly, drawn map of the battle lines in poet Stevens's aesthetic and personal struggles. Read full book review >

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BECCA AT SEA by Deirdre Baker
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Baker captures the fun as well as frustration of one girl's winter, spring and summer of wonder and growth on a glorious northwest coast island. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A pre-teen visits her grandmother on an island off the coast of British Columbia and learns to appreciate nature, her family and herself. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The author gives Qwerty a mild case of ADD, just to jump on that bandwagon, but his light touch makes this a painless introduction to a pivotal person in American history as well as a knee-slapper for 'Time Warp Trio' fans. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Edison Mystery (not reviewed), seventh-grade computer whiz Qwerty Stevens sucks Ben Franklin out of the past for a tour of the modern world, then follows him back to 1776 to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 1966

"A useful supplement to Civil War study."
The crusty mid-nineteenth century Congressman, a leader in Congressional reconstruction, receives solid treatment in this biography. Read full book review >

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CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Just as the drawn-out plot answers Nora's lingering questions, it introduces a new dilemma and opener for another sequel. (Supernatural thriller. YA)"
The forbidden romance between Nora Grey and fallen angel Patch that began in Hush, Hush (2009) remains off-limits in this predictable, repetitive sequel as Patch, now Nora's guardian angel, is warned by the archangels to keep his distance from his charge. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS LIES by Becca Fitzpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A swoonworthy romance that doesn't really need the promised thrills. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After witnessing the aftermath of a murder, a girl assumes a false identity to hide from the drug cartel that wants her dead. Read full book review >

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HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Twilight readers will either squeal over the forbidden romance between Nora and Patch and the steamy scenes they generate or sigh over another helpless young woman torn between sexuality and fear and threatened and manipulated by males who play with her vulnerability. (Supernatural thriller. YA)"
When Coach changes the biology-class seating chart, e-zine reporter Nora Grey finds herself instantly attracted to yet fearful of her new dark, sexy, bad-boy partner, Patch. Read full book review >

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Rightful Heir by Becca Ketelsleger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2016

"Will appeal to fans of classic sword-and-king fantasy, especially with its likable lead, but needs additional editing."
A female warrior, who is a natural leader, stars in this retelling of the King Arthur myth. Read full book review >