Search Results: "Bettye Stroud"


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THE PATCHWORK PATH by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Stroud and Bennett tread a similar path to the one walked by Clara in Deborah Hopkinson's landmark Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (1993). (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ten-year-old Hannah learned the secret messages of her Mama's precious quilt. Read full book review >

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DOWN HOME AT MISS DESSA'S by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These problems don't ruin the generous sentiments of the story, but they render them less forceful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two picture-book newcomers create a remembrance of a special friendship from a summer day in an African American community in the rural south of the 1940s. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An intergenerational story filled with heart and soul. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Civil Rights Movement had many heroes, but none as unusual as Belle. Read full book review >

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DANCE Y’ALL by Bettye Stroud
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A quiet story useful for children dealing with fear. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Jack Henry is excited that his kinfolk are coming to celebrate the harvest, but he's seen a coach-whip snake in the barn, where he and his cousin will be spending the night to make room for the company. Read full book review >

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DEADLY FORCE by Carsten Stroud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Large doses of blood, guns, and creeps, served up with Stroud's characteristic mettle."
Stroud is back in his territory of true-life heroes and villains (Lizardskin, 1992; Iron Bravo, 1995) in this crackling story of a US marshal. Read full book review >

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PHEOBE MAE by Bettye Hammer Givens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A historical romance that lacks both historical grounding and touching romance."
The driest slice of historical fiction aimlessly following one woman's insipid life. Read full book review >

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THE RECKONING by Carsten Stroud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Clunky closure for a series that's taken on too much ballast."
Stroud wraps up his peculiar Deep South crime trilogy with a host of made men, undead men, evil spirits, and cops trying as hard as the author to hold everything together. Read full book review >

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THE RING OF SOLOMON by Jonathan Stroud
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Best for worshippers of popular Bartimaeus and fantasy readers who don't require a quick pace. (Fantasy. YA)"
The entertainingly cocky djinni scraps his way through a 950 BCE escapade mostly unrelated to his series (The Bartimaeus Trilogy) but in that same metaphysical world. Read full book review >

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BLACK WATER TRANSIT by Carsten Stroud
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 2001

"In a field overrun with snapping jaws, this bites through bone."
Densely stylish, superdramatic waterfront suspense from Stroud (Deadly Force, 1996). Read full book review >

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LIZARDSKIN by Carsten Stroud
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Indians novel to rival John Sandford's Shadow Prey."
Stroud moves his ongoing and powerful police-paean (Sniper's Moon, 1990; Close Pursuit, 1987) from Manhattan to Montana—and rustles up a bronco of a thriller that throws him near the end of the ride. Read full book review >

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MARBLES by Oxford Stroud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

A first novel that is no more than a loose arrangement of scenes from a Depression-era, Deep South childhood. Read full book review >

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THE HOMECOMING by Carsten Stroud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"A third book may resolve the tangled plot, but this one is messy and overwritten."
Thriller author Stroud returns to the eerie Southern town of Niceville, where plantation-era ghosts abound, gunplay is routine, and genres tend to morph and merge. Read full book review >