Search Results: "Stella Gurney"


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STELLA by Helen Eve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"A fizzy, fashionable, schoolgirl rivalry with depth. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A clash between boarding school rivals becomes a platform for a thought-provoking, in-depth dual character study. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A provocative and haunting work, worthy of the attention—and soul-searching—of a wide readership. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A chilling exploration of the moral complexities of survival in an insane world distinguishes this unusual and deeply disturbing Holocaust tale. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN BOOTS by Gerald Kelley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This ageless trickster tale has a nicely subversive message, but this rendition lacks the panache to carry it off. (Pop-up fairy tale. 8-10)"
A wooden retelling of Perrault's classic tale, with underwhelming movable parts. Read full book review >

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STELLA DESCENDING by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"A very strange tale that could have been unbearably pretentious—but it's deft and light enough to work, creating just the right atmosphere of foreboding and regret."
A haunting, elegiac account of a woman's mysterious death, told by this Norwegian second-novelist (Before You Sleep, 1999) through the voices of the detective and survivors trying to make sense of the case. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Unpracticed readers will sail through the short, dialogue-heavy chapters as this gaggle of young sleuths squares off against a truly odious pair of neighbors. (Fiction. 9-11)"
paper 1-55037-514-8 The young people of Stella Street rightly suspect that their nasty, secretive new neighbors are up to no good in this rollicking farce. Read full book review >

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STELLA MANHATTAN by Silviano Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A waste."
In an attempt to use Manuel Puig's successful formula of Kiss of the Spider Woman—homosexual liberation mixed with South American politics—Brazilian novelist Santiago fails miserably. Read full book review >

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STELLA BAIN by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An exemplary addition to Shreve's already impressive oeuvre."
A wife risks every chance of domestic happiness by heading to the front long before America's entry into the Great War. Read full book review >

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STELLA, UNLEASHED by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Poetry collections about pets are as common as fleas on a dog, but Stella's poetic narrative is one bark above the rest. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
A perky brown dog named Stella is the first-person narrator in this collection of 29 humorous poems written from the canine perspective. Read full book review >

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STELLA LANDRY by Robin McCorquodale
Released: Aug. 27, 1992

"Tillie Olsen feminist readership."
Here, the author reins in the stylistic excesses of her heavy- breathing Dansville (1985) and settles in to plain-speaking—for a raw-boned confession of a woman who barely survives a near-lifetime of abuse. Read full book review >

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STELLA BY STARLIGHT by Sharon M. Draper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A tale of the Jim Crow South that's not sugar-coated but effective, with a trustworthy narrator who opens her heart and readers' eyes. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
When a young girl gains confidence from her failures and strength from what her community dreads most, life delivers magic and hope. Read full book review >

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STELLA THE STAR by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

Shulman's wry comedy of errors sends up over-eager parents. Read full book review >

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STELLA LOUELLA'S RUNAWAY BOOK by Lisa Campbell Ernst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"As usual, Ernst's big, comic illustrations stage the action beautifully, advancing the text and supplying plenty of funny details to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This cumulative tale from Ernst (Duke the Dairy Delight Dog, 1996, etc.) features Stella, who is all in a dither because she has misplaced her library book. Read full book review >