Search Results: "Michelle Stacey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Roots of neurosis dug from a darkened, long-ago room."
Prolific magazine writer Stacey, whose praiseworthy debut (Consumed, 1997) examined America's obsession with food, resurrects from Victorian medical annals the clamor and intrigue once surrounding a celebrated case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1994

"In all, provocative and accomplished."
Stacey, a magazine journalist, contends that Americans have become paranoid about food, especially about fat, and that our fears have taken the pleasure out of eating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S LATKES by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"While the holiday is one of remembrance, mixed themes of death, grief, and festive preparation make this painful story more suitable for the section on death and dying than for the holiday shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The recent death of Selma and Dora's Mama clouds the happy, celebratory mood of Chanukah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF SNOWFLAKES TASTED LIKE FRUITCAKE by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Like the fruitcake-flavored flakes, pass on this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative look at snowflakes and what we might do with them if they tasted of anything but winter. Read full book review >

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FIND SPOT! by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"The concepts have gone slightly askew, but the book can spark discussion, which just might be the only educational bent needed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a style reminiscent of Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Previn uses die cuts and simple phrasing to explore many different kinds of spots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR THIS LIFE ONLY by Stacey Kade
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Poignant and powerful. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Jacob's near-death experience fails to live up to his Christian beliefs, he is desperate to find out the truth. The person he turns to in his fear and doubt shocks even him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS OF THORNS by Stacey Jay
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Those able to overlook the incomplete worldbuilding will find the compelling, fully fleshed romance and gems of truth scattered throughout the story satisfying and worth the effort. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Exiled warrior-princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty's daughter, attempts to save her brother and reclaim her throne. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Stacey Kade
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 22, 2014

"Overcoming a melodramatic start, this page-turner accelerates to a taut climax with full marks for the cliffhanger ending. (Science fiction/romance. 12-18)"
Desperate and on the run from GTX, Ariane needs the secret, emergency cache that Mark, her stepfather, hid for her, but relief at finding it is short-lived when she discovers the letter he left with it. Read full book review >