Search Results: "Ned Stuckey-French"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2012

"A quirky, variegated salute to what Aldous Huxley called 'a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.'"
Should essays be light and playful, hard and serious, or both? Some 50 experts on the form, ranging across 400 years, tackle the question in this odd volume, edited by Klaus, founding director of University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program (The Made Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay, 2010, etc.), and Stuckey-French (English/Florida State Univ.; The American Essay in the American Century, 2011). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2000

"A bit uneven, then, but strong debut. One hopes Stuckey-French will soon test her gift for exploring arrestingly unconventional characters and conflicts in the ampler latitudes of the novel."
A provocative debut collection of 12 edgy, effectively varied tales, many set in what appears to be their author's home state of Indiana. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF THE RADIOACTIVE LADY by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A dark, humorous portrait of a dysfunctional modern family. With its interesting premise and diverse, flawed characters, Stuckey-French's (Mermaids on the Moon, 2002, etc.) black comedy could have been even stronger. A tighter plot and a more developed heroine would have helped."
If revenge is a dish best served cold, then Marylou Ahearn is serving up ice cream. Read full book review >

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MERMAIDS ON THE MOON by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 18, 2002

"A quirkily convincing but ultimately stagnant tale."
Stucky-French follows her story collection (The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa, 2000) with a soggy first novel about family relationships and synchronized swimming. Read full book review >

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WHERE WICKED STARTS by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"More effective as an exploration of the odd moments of transition as a blended family struggles to cohere than as a mystery. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two stepsisters are preoccupied by weird characters who keep popping up around their Florida town. Read full book review >

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KNUCKLEBALL NED by R.A. Dickey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Well-intentioned but not quite a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A major league knuckleball pitcher pens a cautionary tale about self-esteem and standing up to bullies. Read full book review >

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COWBOY NED AND ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Warm, fuzzy and friendly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tomorrow is Cowboy Ned's birthday and he is far from home with only his trusty horse Andy to keep him company on the cattle drive. Read full book review >

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NED THE NEURON by Erica Warp
by Erica Warp, illustrated by Andy Warner, developed by Kizoom Labs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A rangy introduction to the parts of the brain and their functions that skips or dives, your choice. (works on iPad 2 and above) (iPad informational app. 10-14)"
A deep-dish serving of brain matter, but surprisingly digestible for all that. Read full book review >

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NED THE KNITTING PIRATE by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Cast on, cast off, and set sail for a great yarn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Can one pirate ship contain both knitting needles and pirates' cutlasses? Read full book review >

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COWBOY NED & ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 10, 2007

"Not great literature, but good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ned and his best friend, his horse Andy, have come to Abiline for some rest and relaxation. Read full book review >

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ZEKE AND NED by Larry McMurtry
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A mock-heroic tale of culture shock and sudden death along our westering frontier in which the principals (whether red or white) are portrayed as simple-minded primitives."
Pulitzer Prize winner McMurtry (Dead Man's Walk, 1995, etc.) and his collaborator on Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) attempt to bestow mythic stature on a maverick American Indian in this for-want-of-a-nail yarn set in 1870s Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS WITH TED AND NED by Theodore M. Hesburgh
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"This embarrassment aside, the excellent adventures of Ted & Ned prove a fine antidote to cabin fever."
Engaging fluff, as Catholic priest and former Notre Dame president Hesburgh (God, Country, Notre Dame, 1990) spends his first year in retirement poking around the world. Read full book review >