Search Results: "Stacy Davidowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

CAMP ROLLING HILLS by Stacy Davidowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"The author's love for camp shines through, and although this novel will likely have a narrow appeal, it's a strong choice for first-time campers and for those who find camp and its rituals delightful. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An anxious boy and a grieving girl on the cusp of adolescence find nascent love at Camp Rolling Hills, a summer camp steeped in its own mythology and culture. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE WONDERFUL by Stacy Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Carlson serves up a nice commentary on the entertainment racket, and with carefully crafted prose that too often goes on just a beat too long. Still, a refreshing take on an aspect of and time in American history that are too little known."
Talky historical novel about the business of the freak show business. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA by Stacy Schiff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Successfully dissipating all the perfume, Schiff finds a remarkably complex woman—brutal and loving, dependent and independent, immensely strong but finally vulnerable."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a swift, sympathetic life of one of history's most maligned and legendary women. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"Candid and inspiring."
Redbook editor-in-chief Morrison finds a bigger, more honest and balanced self amid the ruins of her marriage. Read full book review >

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ALL IN ALL by Stacy  Keach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Nonactors should find this relatively short, fast-moving memoir a pleasure to read, but drama, media and film students will find Keach's insights invaluable, particularly his coda ('Curtain Call'), which shares the fundamentals learned over a lifetime of honing his craft."
An actor's autobiography that emphasizes the hard work more than the lush life. Read full book review >

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Crowning Glory by Stacy Harshman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A quirky, clever memoir."
A woman recounts her adventures experimenting with wigs as she wrestled with her own identity. Read full book review >

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ONE WITCH AT A TIME by Stacy DeKeyser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A satisfying, stand-alone sequel that will certainly send readers back to read The Brixen Witch (2012). (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic beans, a boy brave enough to confer with witches and a girl strong enough to defy a tyrant are the ingredients for another original tale with familiar folklore roots. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING NAKED by Stacy Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2004

"A standard belated-coming-of-ager, but nicely worked out and genuinely affecting—even if too long and sometimes plodding."
Cincinnati columnist Sims debuts with the ordeal of a young woman who returns to her childhood home to put her family ghosts to rest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A masterful approach to composition combines with a fascinating plot and makes its subject entertaining as well as compelling."
A unique competition between two scions of the Gilded Age is the driver for this fresh look at the mores of the rich and powerful. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR MY CATS TO DIE by Stacy Horn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Dubious entertainment best left unread, except by those who need to compare themselves with other ne'er-do-wells in order to feel better about their own predicament."
A middle-aged single woman living with two diabetic cats in a shabby, haunted New York apartment chronicles her anxiety, her obsession with death, and the unending failures that have plagued her personal and professional life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2005

"A lively, well-written, and most timely study of diplomacy in action."
Here's breaking news for the Francophobic freedom-fries set: without France, there would have been no United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An easy pitch, particularly to reluctant or inexpert readers. (Nonfiction browsing item. 9-11)"
"Bizarre" barely covers some of the wacky incidents Tocher gathers from baseball history. Read full book review >