Search Results: "Joëlle Stolz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOWS OF GHADAMES by Joëlle Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

A Muslim child poised on the threshold of adulthood comes to understand that her world is less constrained than she supposes. Read full book review >

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RESTORING HARMONY by Joëlle Anthony
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Highly readable; very well done indeed. (Science fiction. YA)"
Suspense dominates this absorbing and believable near-future dystopic novel about a girl sent to rescue her grandparents from the United States ten years after "the Collapse." Read full book review >

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A MONTH OF MONDAYS by Joëlle Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid story that explores themes of family, abandonment, and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grade-seven student Suze Tamaki decides whether or not to reconnect with her 10-years-absent mother. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT AND THE REAL by Joëlle Anthony
Released: April 26, 2012

"A thought-provoking but flawed look into cults and homelessness. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The daughter of a well-to-do recovering alcoholic becomes homeless after her father joins a cult. Read full book review >

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WORLD OF PIES by Karen Stolz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"In this cheerful tale finding happiness seems as straightforward as following a recipe. If only it were true."
A debut novel, complete with recipes (à la Like Water for Chocolate), about small-town life. Read full book review >

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CEZANNE PINTO by Mary Stolz
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Telling his story as a very old man, Cezanne Pinto begins with a morning early in his boyhood when his mother, who's been sold, is taken away: she ``sat with her back straight, her eyes meeting mine, as the wagon moved slowly out of the muddy yard...'' Bereft of his only kin, the boy is comforted by Tamar, the new cook, who- -years later, when he's 12—escapes with him to Canada on the Underground Railroad, educating him along the way. Read full book review >

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UNFRIENDING MY EX by Kim Stolz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2014

"A mostly obnoxious magazine column stretched to book length."
A former MTV news anchor and America's Next Top Model contestant draws on her personal experience to generalize about the impact of the obsession with social media among those between the ages of 25 and 35. Read full book review >

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FANNY AND SUE by Karen Stolz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Certainly not without its Saturday Evening Post charms, but this one lacks the complexity to bring it alive."
Twins grow up during the Depression in a nostalgic slice of St. Louis life, the second homespun tale from Stolz (World of Pies, 2000). Read full book review >

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COCO GRIMES by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"A rich, wise, and tender story from a treasured writer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Another exquisitely crafted visit with Thomas and his grandfather (Stealing Home, 1992). Read full book review >

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A BALLAD OF THE CIVIL WAR by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

Stolz (Coco Grimes, 1994, etc.) fleshes out—barely—a sentimental Civil War ballad about brothers who share a hobby horse, and years later, another steed in the aftermath of battle. Read full book review >