Search Results: "Richard Stone"


BOOK REVIEW

XERXES by Richard Stoneman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A biography that awakens curiosity and whets the appetite for more information."
Stoneman (Pindar, 2014, etc.) sorts through millennia of literature and histories to try to reveal Xerxes, the powerful ruler of the Achaemenid Empire.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A lively, polished scientific detective story that continues to unfold."
The wild, but far from fanciful, project of bringing the woolly mammoth out of the deep freeze—and perhaps back to life—artfully told by Science magazine editor Stone. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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MIND OVER MATTER
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Cover Story: Take Note

BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: State of Mind

Bonus Factors: Secret Club, Poetry, Awesome Grownups

Relationship Status: Successful Blind Date

Cover Story: Take Note

Is it just me, or has there been a surge of book covers with notes lately? (See ...


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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY ON CINNAMON STREET by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An outstanding tale of love, loss and the true power of friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Something terrible happened to seventh-grader Louise's parents, and only the kindly ministrations of an unknown admirer can pull her back from her insulating—suffocating—layers of denial. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE ANCESTORS #1: TIGER by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2005

"Readers hoping for the wild twists and epic sweep of L.G. Bass's Sign of the Qin (2004) may be disappointed, though, and several plot threads are left a-dangling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Five young brothers, each master of a different kung fu style, flee the destruction of their hidden monastery in this unpolished but energetic martial-arts series opener. Read full book review >

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PEARL MOON by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"The bang of romantic cymbals never drowns out the steady hum of predictable clichÇs. (First printing of 100,000)"
Over-the-top romance, with every page worthy of a Roy Lichtenstein illustration. Read full book review >

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IN A HEARTBEAT by Eric Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"The whole package is presented with an unfocused intensity that might pass for professionalism if not for the amateurish handling of the killer, who would need special lighting to stand out from the wallpaper."
Another grisly series of sex murders, this one kicked off by the killing of D.C. paralegal Victoria Benton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"Overly detailed characterizations encumber an otherwise tension-filled tale of crime and punishment."
A murder investigation becomes a large-scale assault on drug gangs in this painstaking first book by New York City journalist Stone. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE LOVE by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Soap at its most operatic, though the playing on the heartstrings occasionally strikes an affecting emotional note. (Author tour)"
In ultra-purple prose, the author of Pearl Moon (1995) and others returns with another three-coupled romance, once again leading six worthy souls through tough-time purgatory into true- love heaven. Read full book review >