Search Results: "Hannah Sternberg"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEENS OF ALL THE EARTH by Hannah Sternberg
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"An ambitious effort to whip up a new take on an old story, this needs more flour, fresher soda and far less frosting. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A new-millennium update of E.M. Forster's A Room with a View. Read full book review >

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RECOVERING DAD by Libby Sternberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although a bit too busy, her story finally emerges as intriguing. (Mystery. YA)"
This third installment in the Bianca Balducci mystery series finds its titular character struggling with family and boyfriend problems. Read full book review >

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WOLVES IN THE WALLS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Cover Story: Sisterly Flub

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Where Is My Mind?

Bonus Factors: Unreliable Narrator

Relationship Status: Visiting Privileges

 

Cover Story:  Sisterly Flub

These (brunette, not blonde) girls are in a snowy forest, not a cornfield. Why they are holding each other (and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEATH ON THE NOT-SO-BLUE DANUBE by Irv Sternberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2016

"Short but diverting whodunits featuring a laudable part-time detective."
Murder seems to follow a Denver stand-up comedian who ends up playing the part of an amateur sleuth in Sternberg's (Cobalt Blues, 2016, etc.) collection of three mystery novellas. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP OVER by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This satisfying slice-of-life story about the permutations of friendship and family resonates. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 10-year-old girl faces the various challenges of growing up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A fine exploration of the brain's ability to draw the story of our life, from experience and from thin air."
A neurologist tours current research on the mysteries of perception, habit, learning, memory, and language—our very selfhood and identity—and their underlying brain mechanics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING THE FORGER by Libby Sternberg
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Sternberg throws in a couple of nice red herrings along with some action sequences that make the story satisfying, but keeps her focus on the kind of humor that should appeal to high-school readers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This second installment in a series of mysteries featuring Bianca Balducci, 15-year-old detective wannabe, has the feisty sophomore involved in tracking down an art thief. Read full book review >

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UNCOVERING SADIE’S SECRETS by Libby Sternberg
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"It's an extra entertainment for mystery fans, one for those who want a puzzle without a ghost or a murder and who don't mind the retro girl stuff. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Publicized as the first in a series of mysteries featuring Bianca Balducci, 15-year-old high-school sleuth, this effort from first-time novelist Sternberg should satisfy mystery lovers, though it will likely annoy forward-thinking young women. Read full book review >

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CAMARO CITY by Alan Sternberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Sternberg proves that ordinary people can have extraordinary characters. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
In his first collection of short stories, award-winning journalist Sternberg writes with unsentimental understanding about working-class life in Connecticut. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE BIG EASY
by David Rapp

Novelists love New Orleans. Its hot, humid summers, dazzling architecture, unique gastronomical delights, and diverse culture have proven irresistible, providing the colorful backdrop for a wide range of fiction—from literary classics, such as John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces and Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, to such popular genre outings as Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series and John Grisham’s ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING'S CHANGED by Julie Sternberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"An urban story that explores the universal themes of integrity, trust, and respect in relationships. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A 10-year-old girl copes with a family move as well as challenges with both new and old friends in this third book about Celie Valentine. Read full book review >