Search Results: "Stella Adler"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"An exciting, inspiring and essential book for anyone interested in American theater."
Brilliant lectures on the American masters from the late, legendary acting teacher. Read full book review >

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BABY TALK by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"There is nothing new here, but the photographs are very sweet and engaging. (Board book. 0-18 mos.)"
Tender photographs depict the many ways babies and adults can communicate beyond the use of words. Read full book review >

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THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >

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TURN AND DIE by Stella Whitelaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Lacey serves each client, rich or poor, with grace and persistence, never losing her nerve, her sense of irony or her passion for James."
Months after a near-fatal accident, private detective Jordan Lacey (Ring and Die, 2005, etc.) goes back to work, knowing too well that time may not heal all wounds. Read full book review >

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STATE OF HAPPINESS by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Chilly and pretentious fictionalizing of a devastating disease."
A cartographer and big-selling author charts the progress of her cancer. Read full book review >

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SHAKEDOWN by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2006

"With his fifth entertaining entry in the gangster follies (Cheapskates, 2005, etc.), Stella earns a place among the most readable writers in crime fiction."
Can a mob bookmaker have a wife and a family and be out for good? "Fuhgetaboutit," say the wiseguys. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND DIE by Stella Whitelaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Although Jordan's still quirky and unconventional, romance finally overtakes mystery in Whitelaw's meandering fourth."
Sussex seacoast p.i. Jordan Lacey (Spin and Die, 2002, etc.) graduates from recovering lost tortoises to trapping lying lovers and cross-dressing spouses. Read full book review >

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UNIMAGINABLE ZERO SUMMER by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2005

"A comforting if sometimes cartoonish riff on Gen-X lives."
In her third outing, Stella (The Easy Hour, 2003, etc.) uses the high-school reunion as backdrop for a comedy about social misfits, thwarted ambitions and the ties that bind. Read full book review >

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THEODORA by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Although heavy on the sex and sensationalism, there's also intelligence and empathy under the energetic potboiler surface."
The unexpurgated story of Theodora, performer and prostitute in Roman Constantinople, destined to rise above her hardscrabble life to become the Emperor's wife. The book is being for HBO. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"An admirable debut by Suberman, vividly told and captivating in its humanity. (Author tour)"
In this first book by a retired book reviewer for the Miami Herald, Suberman recounts the story of her family's sojourn as the only Jews in a rural Tennessee town in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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BREAKING COVER by Stella Rimington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Perhaps the most vividly plotted of Rimington's recent spy thrillers, though still less persuasive when it ventures into foreign waters than when it exposes interpersonal rivalries among staffers who are supposed to be on the same side."
Now that Vladimir Putin is flexing his muscles in the international arena, Rimington, who always has a sharp eye for contemporary headlines (Close Call, 2014, etc.), provides another dose of Cold War tension for MI5 and MI6. Read full book review >