Search Results: "Charlie Stella"


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CHARLIE OPERA by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Violent, brutal at times, but the pace never slows, and you'll like tough, tenderhearted Charlie a lot."
Stella's Goodfellas (Jimmy Bench-Press, 2002, etc.) do their wild and crazy thing once more. Read full book review >

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STELLA by Helen Eve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"A fizzy, fashionable, schoolgirl rivalry with depth. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A clash between boarding school rivals becomes a platform for a thought-provoking, in-depth dual character study. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A provocative and haunting work, worthy of the attention—and soul-searching—of a wide readership. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A chilling exploration of the moral complexities of survival in an insane world distinguishes this unusual and deeply disturbing Holocaust tale. Read full book review >

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JIMMY BENCH-PRESS by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Almost redeeming."
Born Jimmy Mangino, he's known these days, some 35 years later, as Jimmy Bench-Press, marking the time he lifted 402 pounds while marking time in the slammer. Read full book review >

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CHEAPSKATES by Charlie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"Stella (Charlie Opera, 2003, etc.) loves his people, the bad no less than the good, which is why you will too."
A friendship between two men of principle extends far beyond the day they're released from jail. Read full book review >

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EDDIE’S WORLD by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A sure-footed debut from a writer with a spare, no-nonsense prose style who can make you like characters you think you shouldn't."
Eddie Senta's world is out of whack and, as he'll be the first to tell you, he's got no one to blame but himself. Read full book review >

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SHAKEDOWN by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2006

"With his fifth entertaining entry in the gangster follies (Cheapskates, 2005, etc.), Stella earns a place among the most readable writers in crime fiction."
Can a mob bookmaker have a wife and a family and be out for good? "Fuhgetaboutit," say the wiseguys. Read full book review >

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STELLA DESCENDING by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"A very strange tale that could have been unbearably pretentious—but it's deft and light enough to work, creating just the right atmosphere of foreboding and regret."
A haunting, elegiac account of a woman's mysterious death, told by this Norwegian second-novelist (Before You Sleep, 1999) through the voices of the detective and survivors trying to make sense of the case. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Unpracticed readers will sail through the short, dialogue-heavy chapters as this gaggle of young sleuths squares off against a truly odious pair of neighbors. (Fiction. 9-11)"
paper 1-55037-514-8 The young people of Stella Street rightly suspect that their nasty, secretive new neighbors are up to no good in this rollicking farce. Read full book review >

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STELLA MANHATTAN by Silviano Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A waste."
In an attempt to use Manuel Puig's successful formula of Kiss of the Spider Woman—homosexual liberation mixed with South American politics—Brazilian novelist Santiago fails miserably. Read full book review >

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STELLA BAIN by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An exemplary addition to Shreve's already impressive oeuvre."
A wife risks every chance of domestic happiness by heading to the front long before America's entry into the Great War. Read full book review >

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STELLA, UNLEASHED by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Poetry collections about pets are as common as fleas on a dog, but Stella's poetic narrative is one bark above the rest. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A perky brown dog named Stella is the first-person narrator in this collection of 29 humorous poems written from the canine perspective. Read full book review >