Search Results: "David Stokes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A fascinating study of a Texas-sized minister and the fraught fundamentalist culture he bestrode."
A pistol-packing preacher stands trial for murder in this absorbing true-crime saga. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"A mostly chronological account based on thorough research but marred by repetition and a melodramatic tone."
Account of a highly publicized 1926 murder in Fort Worth, Texas, and the trial of accused killer J. Frank Norris, a fiery fundamentalist preacher. Read full book review >

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VICARIOUS by Paula Stokes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"An ambitious sci-fi mystery that falls just short of great. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
A Korean-American girl's sister is mysteriously murdered. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"With magisterial command, Stokes does full justice to his momentous subject."
Authoritative, cogent, and compelling account of the upheavals in Eastern Europe. Read full book review >

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Jake & Clara by David R. Stokes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"A potent, nearly perfect brew of politics, murder, mayhem, and mystery.
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Stokes' (How to Keep Calm and Carry On, 2014, etc.) crisp work of historical fiction animates the most sensational homicide trial in the criminal annals of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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THE SEXUAL LIFE OF SAVAGES by Stokes Howell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"On balance: too many disagreeable and disposable pieces detract from some solid storytelling."
Not many story collections include an introduction by the author, but Howell clearly thinks readers need to be prepared for the wildly different subjects (and styles) on display in his first volume, some parts of which have appeared in various small magazines. Read full book review >

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BELLA'S BLESSINGS by Brenda Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"Clearly didactic and unabashedly sentimental, though undeniably well-meant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Grandma Beaver and her grandkit, Bella, share a special bond and a family tradition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Refreshing change of perspective for history buffs."
World history on a grand scale, in just over 300 pages. Read full book review >

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THE TREE PEOPLE by Naomi Miller Stokes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Rangy and even majestic, though it's hard to take it quite as seriously as the principals do."
On the Olympic Peninsula's Salish reservation, the disinterring of an evil shaman, whose soul has been immured in a giant cedar for 500 years, unleashes a torrent of deviltry among 20th-century loggers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2006

"A fascinating and troubling index. The good news: The new America is broadly disliked in America, too. Keep your eyes on the polls."
Democrats are from Europe; Republicans are from Mars; nobody in the world likes immigrants; and George Bush's America has a major image problem. Read full book review >

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LIARS, INC. by Paula Stokes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Captivating to the very end. (Mystery. 12-16)"
When Max's friend goes missing, he finds himself in the middle of an increasingly tangled web of lies and conspiracy. Read full book review >