Search Results: "Harley Stein"


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HARLEY by Star Livingstone
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An interesting story that will appeal to kids who like uncommon animals and to any family who owns llamas. (Fiction. 6-9)"
An unusually long easy-reader format—but then llamas are unusual animals, and a guard llama that watches over a flock of sheep is even more extraordinary. Read full book review >

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BRAINWEND KILL by Harley  Stein
Released: Aug. 22, 2012

"A rollicking mystery, but don't expect any spectacular brainteasers or subtle clues between the lines."
Set at a private school in a small Delaware town, Stein's mystery is as much about how a murder investigation affects people as it is about solving the case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"Though slow to get going, the second half of this memoir is strong stuff, with some truly amazing stories well-told."
A junkie's-eye view of three decades of addiction in Detroit and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN STEIN by Ellen Raskin
Released: March 18, 1972

"Moral support for the lonely genius, and — being Raskin — it's ORIGINAL, CREATIVE and ARTISTIC."
Like his once-removed namesake, Franklin Stein labors alone in a creaky old house and brings forth a monster — this one named Fred and made of a mop, potato masher, necktie, skateboard, slats, fan, lamp, rake, feathers, etc. Franklin's family and neighbors and some wildly assorted passersby label Fred "WICKED ABOMINABLE DUMB SINISTER ATROCIOUS WEIRD REVOLTING" — until he wins the pet show blue ribbon and the judge's citation: "ORIGINAL CREATIVE ARTISTIC SUPERB." Read full book review >

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Rainbeau Harley by Cerredwyn Horrigan
Released: March 31, 2013

"An intimate, emotional journey through the hardships of one girl's adolescence."
In Horrigan's debut novel, a girl struggles to piece together some semblance of a normal family. Read full book review >

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STEIN HOUSE by Myra Hargrave McIlvain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"A wonderful slice of history that animates mid-19th century Texas."
Historical fiction is anything but boring in McIlvain's (Legacy, 2012, etc.) latest work. Read full book review >

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ALLAN STEIN by Matthew Stadler
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A hackneyed portrayal of gay lust: vacuous, pointless, and tasteless in the extreme."
A pedophilic fantasy by the popular gay novelist (The Sex Offender, 1994, etc.) whose earlier work showed signs of a vivid imagination rather reluctantly reined in. Read full book review >

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GOD ON A HARLEY by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Christine's newfound confidence notwithstanding, just another Cinderella story."
A slight and airy, albeit well-meaning, volume in the Bridges of Madison County mode: spirituality in the form of palatable, sugarcoated smarm. Read full book review >

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HARLEY, LIKE A PERSON by Cat Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An okay first novel, with a promise of better to come. (Fiction. YA)"
Living in a thoroughly dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, Harley Columba feels and hopes that she is adopted. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"This isn't anything like a blatant grab for Captain Underpants fans, oh no. (Fiction. 7-9)"
An anything-but-subtle tale about learning to get along with others, infused with bathroom humor and featuring a pint-sized Morticia Addams as main character. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Perhaps the most convincing marker of the success of this collection is that, in addition to conveying so much about these correspondents, it prompts one to regret anew the decline of letter writing."
By giving both sides of an ongoing written conversation, this useful collection offers an unusual portrait of a long and important literary friendship. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S ALICE UP TO? by Harley Jessup
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Observant children will enjoy finding clues to Alice's purpose along the way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quizzical black-and-white dog wonders, ``What's Alice up to with that look in her eye? Read full book review >