Search Results: "Stacy Kramer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 2012

"Though some subplots feel superfluous, the twists and turns make for an enjoyable ride that readers will likely remember. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico, unless it forces you to show up late to high-school graduation in a squad car wearing a red Mexican wedding dress. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GWEN STACY DIED by Sarah Bruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Bruni writes dark passages and playful moments with equal aplomb. The world is her oyster."
Spider-Man lore is one layer of this superbly suspenseful first novel about two loners, improbable lawbreakers, on a mission to Chicago. Read full book review >

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CLARA’S WAR by Clara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2009

"Lucidly told with deeply etched personality sketches, thanks to the author's use of her teenage diary, now in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum."
Besieged Jews are saved by the most unlikely of heroes in Kramer's Holocaust memoir. Read full book review >

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Good-Bye Def Leppard by Stef Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2008

"A captivating tale about growing up best suited for nostalgic members of Generation X."
In Kramer's debut novel, a middle-aged mother remembers falling into a complicated romance in the early 1990s. Read full book review >

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TONI MORRISON by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This book will inspire readers and allow them to see that focus, hard work, and discipline have given Morrison and her work a prominent perch in our literary heritage. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An extremely well-written and powerful entry in the African- American Biographies series about a young girl who became a writer and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"Priceless firsthand advice on a subject still deep in the shadows."
The touching, instructive memoir of a couple facing the husband's death from cancer. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECT HARMONY by Stacy Horn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Even those unable to carry a tune will find that Horn's prose hits a high note."
The joyful journey of one woman's life through song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

"A sobering, exhaustive amalgam of scary psychoses and liberating introspection."
The grim, turbulent life of a girl at the mercy of multiple psychological maladies. Read full book review >

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HOMEFRONT 911 by Stacy Bannerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An activist, Bannerman has set up programs for women, drafted legislation, and testified before congressional committees. Here, she takes her message to a broader public in a disturbing cry for help."
"Attention must be paid" is the demand being made by a woman who knows from hard experience what it is like to be married to a combat veteran with PTSD. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE FOAL by Stacy Gregg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"Empowering and vigorous, this is a story sure to please princess fans, horse fans and, yes, even tomboys. (Fiction. 9-13)"
An energizing middle-grade tale inspired by true events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2009

"A bit unfocused, but solid on the details of Rhine's life and work."
A sympathetic, somewhat rambling history of parapsychology investigations at Duke University. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2005

"A choice piece of police-procedural writing."
Horn (Waiting for My Cats to Die, 2001, etc.) captures with crackling intensity the work of cops who investigate long-unsolved homicides. Read full book review >