Search Results: "Mark Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1991

"An update that stands on its own as a source of valuable perspectives on a business whose for-the-record opinions can undergird (or undermine) public confidence in the integrity of the financial statements issued by commerce and industry."
In 1981, Stevens (Sudden Death, 1989, etc.) authored The Big Eight, an enlightening rundown on the pick-of-the-litter partnerships that audit publicly held corporations, government agencies, philanthropic institutions, and other organizations whose books need independent keeping. Read full book review >

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TRAPLINE by Mark Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Allison's third adventure (Buried by the Roan, 2011, etc.) combines a loving portrait of a beautiful area with an ugly, all-too-believable conspiracy that could have been ripped from today's headlines."
Colorado's stunningly beautiful Flat Tops Wilderness hides some nasty secrets. Read full book review >

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LAKE OF FIRE by Mark Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The harsh and beautiful conditions of the West can spawn independent thinkers or crazy conspiracy theorists, depending on your viewpoint. The thrilling, irresistible fourth in Stevens' series (Trapline, 2014, etc.) has plenty of both."
A massive blaze in Colorado's Flat Tops Wilderness area bares clues to some dreadful secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING ICAHN by Mark Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 1993

"But that is another story—and one that many readers will hope that Stevens finds time to tell."
As this savvy, tellingly detailed rundown on the top gun in the megabuck takeover battles of the 1980's makes clear, even Robert Ringer (Winning Through Intimidation, etc.) could have learned a thing or two from Carl Icahn. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED PEN by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Teachers will certainly find themselves wishing for their own arsenal of supplies to help them with their grading, and students may take a second glance at that innocuous-looking red pen on the teacher's desk. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Obviously inspired by "The Little Red Hen," this goes beyond the foundation tale's basic moral about work ethic to explore problem solving, teamwork and doing one's best. Read full book review >

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PLAIDYPUS LOST by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not a bad idea, but busy and bumpy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nicely drawn pencil, watercolor, and digital collage illustrations are lost in these aggressive, over-designed pages about a girl's habit of losing and finding her favorite toy repeatedly: "Plaidypus lost. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Required reading for all Jacks and Jills. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The creators of Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! (1999) spin off a freewheeling yarn from a familiar nursery rhyme, salting their tale with awful puns and peppering it with folktale references. Read full book review >

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COYOTE STEALS THE BLANKET by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"An outstanding setting for a lively, sagacious, well-sourced tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
``I go where I want, I do what I want, and I take what I want,'' boasts Coyote; when Hummingbird warns him not to touch the blankets draped over desert rocks, he seizes one for a coat. ``Rumble, rumble—the huge, round rock follows him, threatening to crush him each time he rests. Read full book review >

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NURSING HOME NINJAS by Al Stevens
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Stevens' debut novel is short on circumstantial detail—the world outside Orchard Hills is as blank as Nancy Drew's River Heights—and long on geezer charm. His geezers are charming enough, though less funny than they think they are."
A trio of nursing home residents, convinced that the rash of injuries among their cohort is no coincidence, decides to take matters into their own hands. Read full book review >