Search Results: "Michelle Stacey"


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

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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BOOK REVIEW

ABERDEEN by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A full day in the vast outdoors—sumptuous, breezy, unintentional, and the tiniest bit thoughtless, at least according to mom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse follows a red balloon far afield. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Further, the unabashed borrowing from other works—when in danger, the hero experiences a Harry Potter-esque burning sensation in her scar—force comparisons that this uninspired horror-comedy would do better to avoid. (Horror. 13 & up)"
Zombie horror meets high-school drama in this derivative comedy about a girl who yearns for a normal life even as she struggles to master her role as a Settler of the undead. 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

GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY by Susannah Stacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 1991

"Overall, then, a lesser, most eccentric effort."
The warmly appealing Superintendent Bone (Body of Opinion, etc.) takes a back seat here as the focus is on the bizarre and loathsome Clare family, dying off in bizarre and loathsome fashion: Finicky-clean Lionel Clare emerges from the carwash with his throat slit, while the mother he was estranged from, the morosely mad Miranda, and her twin brother Kay are left hand in hand in a gross parody of tenderness in their manor's oddly furnished (life-size mannequins abound) bedroom. Read full book review >