Search Results: "Sarah Payne Stuart"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 1998

"Though her glib asides sometimes backfire and her analysis lacks distance, this is an idiosyncratic alternative view of a leading American literary family. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
No literary tell-all, this chatty yet reflective history instead charts the Lowell family's dissolution through money and mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 18, 1994

"Me Decade'' was just getting underway."
Stuart's enjoyable second novel (after Men in Trouble, 1988) is a lighthearted look at the coming-of-age of two rebellious WASPs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2014

"Satire at its finest."
A writer's wickedly droll account of how she came to terms with her WASP heritage and the impossible expectations of "mother" New England. Read full book review >

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FOUR IN ALL by Nina Payne
by Nina Payne, illustrated by Adam Payne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2001

"The final page lists the poem in its entirety, 56 nouns in all. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An artistic collaboration between a mother and son, this freshman effort is laudable, though somewhat flawed. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER 365 DAYS by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Funny, engaging and accessible. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a follow-up to 365 Days (2011), emotive British lesbian teen Clem Atkins writes a diary entry for each day of the year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A glamorized hypothesis that bubbles over with pithy, socially conscious observations, but the classic associations formed from them can be a stretch."
A droll comparison of the cult of celebrity to the Classics. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN LADDER by Keith Payne
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Though the author doesn't break much new ground, he provides valuable psychological insights into our daily behaviors."
The surprising consequences of inequality. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO HER by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"There are too few lesbian love stories written for teens; it's a shame this one is so lackluster. (Romance. 12-18)"
In a cliché-ridden lesbian romance, two young British actresses develop an off-screen relationship. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT by C.C. Payne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Conflicts are too neatly resolved, the voice meanders and didactic dialogue stunts this debut novel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ten-year-old Jamie Jo never leaves home without her mama and her flyswatter. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT LEFTOVERS by C.C. Payne
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"Readers experiencing family challenges of their own will laugh and cry with Fizzy, rejoicing as she cooks up quite the satisfying new life for herself. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Elizabeth "Fizzy" Russo feels like a leftover kid, and as a budding chef, she really dislikes leftovers. Read full book review >

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THUNDER OF EREBUS by Payne Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1991

"Living, breathing humans and fresh scenery make this a better-than-average technobattle."
Soviet and American forces slug it out over strategic materials in the frozen South, where a dormant volcano is waking up in a terrible mood. Read full book review >