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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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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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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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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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE by Larry Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Breathtakingly well-written. And how could one not keep reading, no matter how endless, a book with a line such as 'You don't just drop a penis like Tibby's into the narrative and let it go'?"
Vast opening salvo in a thunderous assault on the prideful prejudice that separates "us" from "them" in the time of AIDS. Read full book review >

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SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Riley's obtuseness makes her a uniquely incompetent detective, an investigative reporter constantly surprised by developments less likely to ambush seasoned genre fans."
Another hot tip from her best informant, her mother, leads TV reporter Riley Spartz (Killing Kate, 2011, etc.) far from the Twin Cities to a murder among the Amish community in misnamed Harmony, Minn. Read full book review >

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SHOPPING by Gavin Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Images of Tokyo today are engagingly rendered with precision and a knowing eye, but the characters in this flashy pool all stick to the shallow end."
Tokyo in all its dazzling, dizzying intensity serves as the intrusive backdrop to this smart if somewhat simplified story about an odd couple of British lawyers assigned there to work, one of whom fails spectacularly at adapting: a sharply detailed, prizewinning debut that was short-listed for the 1998 Whitbread. 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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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 >