Search Results: "Stefania Shaffer"


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9 REALITIES OF CARING FOR AN ELDERLY PARENT by Stefania Shaffer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2013

"An engaging document of a daughter's emotional journey."
A 40-year-old woman moves back home to care for her elderly mother in this impassioned memoir. Read full book review >

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FAMILY ACTS by Louise Shaffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Southern charm, mystery-lite and the details of theater life converge in Shaffer's likable third novel (Ladies of Garrison Garden, 2005, etc.)."
A pleasant excursion into the heart and soul of theater life involving two women who become the mysterious inheritors of an old opera house. Read full book review >

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SERENDIPITY by Louise Shaffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Like the best Broadway musicals—revels in bigger-than-life moments and is filled with just enough sadness and truth."
Shaffer, author of southern-fried charmers (Family Acts, 2007, etc.), is at her best here with a multigenerational saga set amid the bright lights of Broadway. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"Travel as spiritual therapy for white people: a genre that ought to be passé."
Performance artist Shaffer vividly records meaningful encounters with the locals during her yearlong jaunt across Africa—but remains obtuse about the reality of their lives. Read full book review >

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PEPPER by Marjorie Shaffer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"A vividly told story of a common spice's uncommon history."
Science writer and former business reporter Shaffer traces the action-packed, often bloody trail of black pepper from its uses in ancient times as a cure-all to the intense rivalries among the Portuguese, Dutch and English to control the pepper trade in Indonesia to the rise of 19th-century American pepper merchants. Read full book review >

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ALL MY SUSPECTS by Louise Shaffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

``Looking back I realize I should have expected something.'' If that opening line quickens your pulse, you're going to love this first mystery by Emmy-winning soap opera star Shaffer. Read full book review >

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THE LADIES OF GARRISON GARDENS by Louise Shaffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Like a southern-fried meal, fatty and indulgent, and the more delicious for being so."
In a sequel to The Three Miss Margarets (2003), Shaffer employs all the components of a Lady's Southern Novel—but creates something fresh and likable from the old tricks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Entertaining and well-researched but facile pop history."
A quick-read biographical guide to literature's most notorious wastrels, scoundrels and rebels, from the Marquis de Sade to James Frey. Read full book review >

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PETERBILT TO LAREDO by Jim Shaffer
Released: Feb. 21, 1989

First-novelist Shaffer serves up a soured love story—stretched to novel length—between a trucker and a truck. Read full book review >

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THE THREE MISS MARGARETS by Louise Shaffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"First fiction endangered by a life-threatening case of exposition."
Old murder haunts a rural Georgia community, in a debut from TV writer and soap actress Shaffer. Read full book review >

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TALKED TO DEATH by Louise Shaffer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 1995

"A cheerfully unpretentious tale quite unworthy of its explosive subjecttalk shows' potential for unleashing violencebut neater and livelier than Angie's debut last year."
Brought aboard Cee Gee Jones's popular TV talk show to replace Cee Gee's longtime friend Grace Shipley, veteran soap- opera producer Angie DaVito (All My Suspects, 1994) finds even more fighting going on behind the cameras than onstage. Read full book review >