Search Results: "Brad Stone"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"An out-of-the-ordinary account of pop culture. (Illustrations, not seen)"
What happened to a former Next Big Thing is the topic of some entertaining reportage by Newsweek Silicon Valley correspondent Stone, who elucidates the interactions of business and art, of men and machines. Read full book review >

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THE EVERYTHING STORE by Brad Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A must-add to any business bookshelf."
Fair-minded, virtually up-to-the-minute history of the retail and technology behemoth and the prodigious brain behind it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Despite patches of gee-whiz formulaic prose ('the Airbnb marketplace had the most incredible structural momentum that many of the company's investors and executives had ever seen'), Stone's account is illuminating reading for the business-minded."
Celebratory biography of the upstart companies that regulators love to hate. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Kids should get a kick out of the geeky Melvin, his supportive clan of nurturing bibliophiles and his so-very-logical career choice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A curious boy discovers the library is the best place to be and librarians are the best people to know in this lighthearted homage. Read full book review >

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WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

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AESOP’S FABLES by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Aesops abound, but few present the Lessons with such pervasive lightheartedness—and Sneed keeps any violence in the tales far-offstage. (Folktales. 6-8)"
A wordless rendition of "The Tortoise and the Hare" on covers, endpapers, and title spread surrounds 15 more retold fables, with morals appended. Read full book review >

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AT THE END OF WORDS by Miriam Stone
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"This offering stands as a moving tribute to a lovely and loving mother and daughter relationship. (Memoir. YA)"
A sensitive and poetic examination of the author's mother's last days, this spare memoir provides a distinctly literary alternative for fans of traditional teen weepers as well as an inspiration for aspiring writers. Read full book review >

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HAPPY ENDINGS by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The Jaguar finds a Lexus; no one should have to park alone."
A sob story with a silver lining: Beautiful people suffer and are saved through the transfiguring power of love. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1992 by Robert Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1992

"A better-than-usual collection."
Stone, in an agreeably short, scholarly, assured preface, makes note that nine of the twenty choices here come from The New Yorker because "while The New Yorker is still able to attract first-rate submissions, the days are past when there was such a thing as a 'New Yorker story.'" He also notes that his choices "reflect what is probably the most significant development in late-twentieth-century American fiction, the renewal and revitalization of the realist mode....As of 1992, American writers seem ready to accept traditional forms without self-consciousness in dealing with the complexity of the world around them." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF LIGHT by Robert Stone
Released: March 28, 1986

"The central duo—Walker and Lee Verger—are a touch overblown—Lucia-like operatics, semi-innocents in the maelstrom—but the book always knows who its own 'Long Friends' are: the ghouls on the set."
A no less bitterly puckered but a more firmly focused book than A Flag for Sunrise, the jaundiced eye here is upon Hollywood and movie-making, an atmosphere utterly (as is always the case with Stone, who is the great drug-plague chronicler of our literature) brain-blown and demoralized by cocaine. Read full book review >

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HALL OF MIRRORS by Robert Stone
Released: Jan. 30, 1966

"It's not the material best or even steady sellers are made of, but the author is worth watching."
A scabrous underside of the American Way of Life is examined here...and left undiagnosed. Read full book review >