Search Results: "Courtney Stackhouse"


BOOK REVIEW

DESERT NIGHTS by Courtney Stackhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2014

"Part character study, part drug-induced nightmare—take a hit."
Set in the American Southwest, Stackhouse'snovel follows a recovering addict escaping the grasp of her vicious ex-lover, but once she begins settling into a new, comfortable life, she discovers her ugly past has been on her tail since the moment she left. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD FINDS A VOICE by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Children will relate to Harold's struggle of growth and self-acceptance, but as a read-aloud, the sound effects will gleefully trump all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harold, a plucky parrot living in Paris, loves to imitate every sound that he hears—but can he find a voice of his own? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
Released: June 1, 2012

"Unusual and absorbing. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl wants to commit suicide, but she's caught in the zombie apocalypse with a group that's trying to survive in this intriguing psychological thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"On the bright side, maybe things will get better for Chloe and her readers in the next installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Determined to find new best friends in her new school, fifth-grader Chloe Silver makes mistakes, but her essential kindness helps her out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1992

"And Parker's prose can be just as cloying. (Forty photographs- -not seen.)"
Parker, a Natchez, Mississippi, caterer and eye-batting food writer, is aware that Southern cooking currently ranks high in both fashion points and nutritional no-nos; hence, her attempt to devise more healthful versions of traditional foods and dishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRASS, SOIL, HOPE by Courtney White
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"An inspiring can-do approach to the threat of global warming."
White (Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West, 2008 etc.) shows how taking measures to increase the carbon content of the soil can help mitigate global warming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATHTIME by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfectly sweet. (Board book. 6-12 mos.)"
Animals and their youngsters enjoy a squeaky-clean time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STREAM OF DEATH by Bill Stackhouse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An unsuccessful attempt to make the mobbed-up terrain of the Catskills seem as chummy and cozy as the Cotswolds."
A messy debut with peripatetic pretensions that leaps from Sicily to Detroit to Peekamoose Heights in the Catskills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHUTTER by Courtney Alameda
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A page-turner for thriller fans. (Horror. 13-18)"
Horror grips San Francisco when a murderous ghost eludes the Helsing Corps, a famed band of monster hunters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME GIRLS ARE by Courtney Summers
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Powerful and compelling. (Fiction. YA)"
The familiar plot of a girl facing social exile after a near-rape at a party takes on a brutal twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"A miss. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Two uninspired novels bound together in one feature Sophie and Katie, sixth-grade girls who have been assigned to each other as pen pals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSITIVELY by Courtney Sheinmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"This is a book that fulfills a specific need, but its overall flaws make it unlikely to be passed from reader to reader and gain a following. (Fiction. 9-14)"
HIV-positive Emmy has to put her life back together when her mother dies of AIDS. Read full book review >