Search Results: "Stacey Richter"


BOOK REVIEW

MY DATE WITH SATAN by Stacey Richter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1999

"Then it won—t matter' ') and a strong eye for character."
Thirteen stories, most depicting the various confusions of the clever and the young. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2011

"An astute, thoroughly enjoyable mixture of political, economic and social history that culminates in a turbulent 18th-century North America whose people did not consider themselves on the verge of revolution but knew that things were not right."
Readers will find little ancient history in this deceptively titled work, but rather a lucid, thought-provoking history of North America to the 1760s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, anyone with a shred of interest into the mechanics of 2001 will find the behind-the-scenes travails and breakthroughs worth the windy iterations. (Illustrated)"
Here's the story behind "The Dawn of Man" sequence that opens Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, told by the alpha ape himself, Moonwatcher, a.k.a. mime/choreographer Richter. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IN VALLARTA by Robert Richter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Well-worn storytelling with a nostalgic counterculture feel, all as comfortable as your old pair of Weejuns."
A first novel following an expatriate American, hiding from the draft and regular employment, through a lazily unspooling reel of intrigue in 1972 Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A hallmark in recent Native American historiography that merits wide attention."
An excellent, ambitious attempt to restore to history long-overlooked Indians who "neither uncompromisingly resisted . . . nor wholeheartedly assimilated" in the face of white encroachment. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A laudable sci-fi yarn that's both irreverent and relevant."
In Richter's (Mating Rituals of Migratory Humans, 2013) dystopian novel, a lowly citizen may be the "Chosen One," destined to lead a revolution against a government that thrives on fear. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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YOU HAVEN’T DIED OF DYSENTERY. YET.
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Going Out West

Bonus Factors: Diversity, Oregon Trail, Shakespearean Retelling

Relationship Status: Friends Forever

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

I adore this cover. It’s so simple, but manages to incorporate so many story references: the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DARK EYES by William Harlan Richter
Released: March 15, 2012

"Full of thrills and screaming for a sequel. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A drop-dead-gorgeous heroine, evil dudes with guns and a perilous race through the streets of New York City make for a page-turning read. Read full book review >

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I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE UNDER MY FEET
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: I Feel The Sky Come Tumbling

Bonus Factors: San Francisco, Diversity, Boarding School

Relationship Status: I Feel My Heart Start Trembling Whenever You’re Around

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Boy, has Stacey Lee ever lucked out with covers! I ...


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BEYOND THE STATION LIES THE SEA by Jutta Richter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good choice for discussion. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In this outwardly simple story, two homeless children, Niner and Cosmos, long to escape the hard city streets and find the sea. Read full book review >

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IF SNOWFLAKES TASTED LIKE FRUITCAKE by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Like the fruitcake-flavored flakes, pass on this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative look at snowflakes and what we might do with them if they tasted of anything but winter. Read full book review >