Search Results: "Inspired Story Productions"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE by Carey Mills Federspiel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"There's nothing wrong with simplicity, but Frankie's story and the app built around it are so spare they can't possibly wash anyone out. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A bare-bones, even emaciated retelling of and embellishment on "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." Read full book review >

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INSPIRED by Shawn N. Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2012

"Religious verse that offers few surprises to seasoned readers of poetry."
Graham, in her debut, delivers a well-meaning collection of first-person narrative religious verse. Read full book review >

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POLITICALLY INSPIRED by Stephen Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2003

"A superb collection, without a single dud. Grab it."
September 11, the War on Terror, the invasion of Iraq . . . . Why not explore our new reality through fiction, the truest gauge of the national psyche? That was Elliott's bright idea. And the result? A deeply impressive collection of 26 previously unpublished stories. Read full book review >

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INSPIRED SLEEP by Robert Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2001

"Cohen (The Here and Now, 1996) takes a few feeble pokes at the collusion between universities and international drug companies bent on getting their latest products past the FDA, but that's about it for excitement. Any intermittent flights of fancy are shot down by the cerebral, fussy prose."
An insomniac single mother seeks relief—and (temporarily) finds chemically induced bliss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Inspired by Paris by Jordan Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"A manual that's as balanced as the lifestyle it proposes."
Phillips (Sustainable Luxe, 2013, etc.) offers a guide to France with heavy doses of history, fashion, food, and popular culture. Read full book review >

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INSPIRED TO GREATNESS by Tracy Uloma Cooper
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A worthy blend of psychology, ethnography, and feminist theory that investigates the factors shaping women's perceptions of their lives."
A book offers a qualitative study of women's feelings about life choices and empowerment. Read full book review >

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MAYA'S STORY by Diana Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2017

"A lively and optimistic alarm bell regarding the fractured state of the globe today."
This debut YA fantasy sees a teen prepare to battle the ills of the world and the sinister force responsible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Sufficient introductory and follow-up material might have provided a boost for this merely diverting collection. (10 pp. author photos, not seen)"
Schumock's interviews with writers on his Portland, Ore., radio program are generally entertaining if not enlightening. Read full book review >

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STORY THIEVES by James Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A droll and clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The fourth wall suffers major breaches as young characters from a popular fantasy series and the "real real world" join forces to battle threats in both. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A sure-handed narrative led by a hapless but resilient adventurer."
High jinks ensue in this picaresque novel when an author sets out 'round the world to shepherd his short story through several translations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF OWEN by E.K. Johnston
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2014

"It may '[take] a village to train a dragon slayer,' but it takes an exceptional dragon slayer to deserve a village—and a storyteller—like this one. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In an alternate world where humans and dragons battle over fossil fuels, the tale of one slayer and his bard becomes a celebration of friendship, family, community and calling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE THAN YOU KNOW by Rosalyn Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Romantic, deeply sentimental redemption story of smoky jazz clubs, beauty salons crackling with gossip, and the intricate, wide-ranging community that holds it all together."
Buried secrets divide an African-American couple in debut fiction from Fort Worth Symphony violinist Story (And so I Sing: African American Divas of Opera and Concert, not reviewed). Read full book review >