Search Results: "Stacey D. Atkinson"


BOOK REVIEW

Stuck by Stacey D. Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A moving story steered by a likable if imperfect heroine whose combination of grit and hard luck will win readers' hearts."
A charming, sincere coming-of-age story set in a claustrophobic Canadian fishing town. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Incendiary stuff—and fuel for those who urge reforms in the health-care system."
A worm's-eye view of why American medicine is in such bad shape, and what can be done to heal it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAXWELL THE MONKEY BARBER by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Atkinson's jungle denizens will easily charm one and all. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Come to Maxwell's Barbershop! / For a trim or for a chop!" Read full book review >

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WHERE OLIVER FITS by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A good-hearted, if somewhat confusing, meditation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver searches for his proper place. Read full book review >

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TO THE SEA by Cale Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tim finds a whale beached on a street adjacent to his school and vows to help his new friend get back to the sea. Read full book review >

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THE ISLAND OF BEYOND by Elizabeth Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Quietly powerful. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In an effort to get him to "be more of a boy," his parents send 11-year-old Martin to live with his elderly great-aunt Lenore on an isolated island in Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2010

"Not a page-turner, but Atkinson's balanced account justly gives its heroines their due and captures the jolly spirit with which they carried out their work."
History of the only two women permitted on the military front during World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIO'S NOTEBOOK by Mary Atkinson

"A well-crafted, emotionally resonant tale for younger readers."
In this middle-grade novel, Atkinson tells the story of a young Salvadoran refugee acclimating to life in the United States. Read full book review >

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A GOD IN RUINS by Kate Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"But do we really have just one life, as Ursula insists? It's a point worth pondering. A grown-up, elegant fairy tale, at least of a kind, with a humane vision of people in all their complicated splendor."
Fresh from the excellent Life After Life (2013), Atkinson takes another sidelong look at the natures of time and reality in this imaginative novel, her ninth.Read full book review >

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NOT THE END OF THE WORLD by Kate Atkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2003

"Stories, on balance, that appear above all to love the sound of their own voices."
Twelve debut stories from Whitbread winner Atkinson (Behind the Scenes at the Museum, 1996) are unparalleled in deftness but in their depth less compelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"A lionized legend wrapped in truisms trumps crime in Mystic River country."
A journal of the year the author spent working with a p.i. firm founded by a much-decorated Massachusetts city cop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"An artful class portrait of a town seen through the lens of a game, a tight-throated personal journey back into youth, and a keen description of the life force that hockey can be."
Writing part memoir, part chronicle of a high-school hockey season, journalist and novelist Atkinson (Caveman Politics, 1997) takes readers along on his emotional ride as assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Methuen Rangers. Read full book review >