Search Results: "Stefan Merrill Block"


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THE STORM AT THE DOOR by Stefan Merrill Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"A sad but elegantly told story punctuated with photos, letters and a verisimilitude that elevate its fictional ambitions."
Through fiction and the imprecision of memory, a writer examines the challenging relationship between his grandparents. Read full book review >

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OLIVER LOVING by Stefan Merrill Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A topic both timely and timeless, psychologically astute and vividly rendered, with strong characters and a rich sense of place."
Ten years later, a school shooting in West Texas is revisited from the perspective of a family it changed forever. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF FORGETTING by Stefan Merrill Block
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sensitive fictional interpretation of family tragedy."
Two men, generations apart, try to understand the mystery of Alzheimer's in 24-year-old Brooklyn-based author Block's debut novel. Read full book review >

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LILLIPUT 5357 by Stefan Czernecki
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Prepare for repeated readings and I-Spy-type audience participation. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Bippity Zippity Beep Beep Beep." Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1995

"The Varga Girl is now a photograph, and old Esky seems to be celibate, but the elderly rascal in his day provided good reading and mindless ribaldry; and he had an attitude. (b&w illustrations)"
Journalist Merrill (The Blues Route, 1990) records the early days of erstwhile publishing phenom Esquire magazine. Read full book review >

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NEARLY FAMOUS by Reba Merrill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An intriguing, honest look at the hidden side of Hollywood."
In this debut memoir, entertainment journalist Merrill recalls her decadeslong career as an interviewer of Hollywood's brightest stars. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A promising, atmospheric fantasy debut. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Goblins, faeries, gnomes, elflike fay, sylphs, automatons and changelings, oh my! Read full book review >

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HOBSON’S ISLAND by Stefan Themerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"If Richard Feynman, Flann O'Brien, Raymond Queneau and Dario Fo had ever gotten together, it might have been on Hobson's Island."
Power politics and metaphysical paradoxes dominate this free-range comic parable, a 1988 novel by the late (1910-88) Polish-born British author. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A devious intimation of homegrown terrors likely to keep readers awake long after closing time has come and gone."
Infidelity, bullying, savage beatings, sororicide, curses, murder and the devil himself all come into play in this quietly savage meditation on evil. Read full book review >

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WE'RE GOING TO THE FARMERS' MARKET by Stefan Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The idea for this book is just right for the board-book set, but the art may prove too abstract for youngsters still learning to connect what they find on their plates to what they see on the page. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A trip to the local farmers market provides the ingredients for a feast. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A unique travelogue boosted by wonderfully creative thinking with a political slant."
A celebrated poet, essayist and newly appointed (by President Obama) member of the National Council on the Humanities eloquently considers the global impact of our "Age of Terror." Read full book review >

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MERRILL MARKOE'S GUIDE TO LOVE by Merrill Markoe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A fun romp through the sillier side of love, best savored in small does."
Markoe (How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, 1994), a columnist and Emmy Awardwinning former writer for David Letterman, is like a sassy friend who's fun to spend time with—although maybe not too much time all at once. Read full book review >