Search Results: "Patricia Stephens Due"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Occasionally disjointed, but readers will quite likely be both charmed and educated by these dedicated, candid, brilliant women."
Two generations of civil-rights insights from an activist in her 60s and her daughter, a newspaper reporter turned novelist (The Living Blood, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BETWEEN by Tananarive Due
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Neatly plotted and smoothly told, with an ending that avoids concrete explanations about Hilton's mental state."
Intriguing first novel, by a Miami Herald syndicated ``dating'' columnist, that dances among horror, the occult, and a rational explanation for its weird moments, . Read full book review >

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FLEABAG by Helen Stephens
ANIMALS
Released: July 20, 2010

"Just dazzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two kindred souls find friendship and home in this heartwarming tale. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK RECKONING by John Stephens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"This fantasy trilogy closes with both satisfying finality and the realistic, requisite heartbreak that comes with saying goodbye. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Kids grow up so quickly these days—at least they do when they are prophetically linked to magical relics. Read full book review >

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THE BIG EMPTY by J.B. Stephens
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Add in a couple of interesting twists at the climax that wrap up the plot nicely, but leave room for a possible sequel, and you have a fun sci-fi read that will appeal to fans of Alison Goodman's Singing the Dogstar Blues (2003) and Garth Nix's Shade's Children (1997). (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In a near future, post-apocalyptic US (population cut in half, military dictatorship in Washington), seven teens meet in a small Missouri town, forced to work together for survival. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT ME? by Helen Stephens
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Casting a toddler as the adult provides a role model in socialization and leadership for little ones; sturdy pages make the book easy to handle and attractive to its intended audience. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This entry in the Toddler Story Book series centers on a common desire: the wish to be the center of attention. Read full book review >

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THE DETERMINED DAYS by Philip Stephens
Released: April 1, 2000

"These are all unambiguously desolate spaces and desperate speakers, but their words are made luminous by Stephens's careful and humane craft."
Stephens's debut volume is a spooky and sly collection of dramatic monologues and dialogues in blank verse. Read full book review >

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Halo by R.C. Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"From first kiss to major plot twist, this romance novel offers two solid love stories for the price of one."
A teenage love affair, a wounded soldier, and the joys of motherhood make for a sweet romance about new beginnings. Read full book review >

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AMERICA IN RETREAT by Bret Stephens
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A provocative, carefully reasoned argument, anathema to politicians as disparate as Barack Obama and Rand Paul."
In his first book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal surveys the tumultuous international scene and calls for America to do what great nations have always done: Lead.Read full book review >

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IMAGINE THERE'S NO HEAVEN by Mitchell Stephens
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A text sure to give atheists some data and believers another annoyance."
How and why atheism, which has a long and little-known history, has contributed substantially to many of the more humane and enjoyable aspects of the modern world. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WALKER by Joshua Stephens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A thoughtful, odd, amusing (albeit occasionally precious) fusion of memoir, career guide, and anarchist screed with built-in appeal for millennials."
A snarky idealist's journey to maturity through pet care. Read full book review >