Search Results: "Stephanie Bauer"


BOOK REVIEW

ALLIGATOR ALPHABET by Stella Blackstone
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Save your alphabet pennies for another day. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Alphabet books are a dime a dozen, and this one might not be worth your dime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An intriguing story idea is marred by a surfeit of telling. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A 12-year-old girl sees something suspicious and determinedly pursues it. Read full book review >

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NO CASTLES HERE by A.C.E. Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Complex characters and an infinitely readable text make this one of the strongest titles of the year. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Bauer balances tone and content beautifully in this superb debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Few children have not wished for a dog's life, and Bauer's ballad delivers that wish fulfilled, with all its disadvantages exposed for comic effect. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The Strange And Wonderful Tale Of Robert McDoodle (32 pp.; $16.00; Sept.1; 0-689-80619-1): When he enrolls in the Jellicoe School for Dogs, soon-to-be-six Robert McDoodle is dismayed to discover that being a dog involves more than just bones and naps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEXTERITY by Douglas Bauer
Released: April 10, 1989

Seldom do first novels combine emotional intensity with stylistic complexity, but Bauer does so here in an exceptionally well-written novel that boils with rage and simmers with despair. Read full book review >

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THE VERY AIR by Douglas Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"An imaginative lark in the Doctorow vein (without the didacticism): rough-and-tumble fiction that exults in its inventiveness and seems written with an eye toward the big screen."
Bauer's second novel (after Dexterity, 1989) plays with two durable American themes: the national fondness for snake oil and self-made men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORGIVENESS 4 YOU by Ann Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Bauer (The Forever Marriage, 2012, etc.) writes with humor and compassion about a business that is both bizarre and entirely all too real and the flawed and ultimately human characters behind it."
In a time when most anything can be bought and sold, forgiveness and absolution are hot commodities. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS
by Maya Payne Smart

Ominous and timely, No One Is Coming to Save Us explores the sense of displacement and dispossession that burrows within communities—and individuals—when work vanishes. The novel follows residents of Pinewood, a declining North Carolina factory town, as they ponder the twin perils of staying stuck in the stubborn red clay beneath them or moving earth to cut their own new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DON’T CALL ME ISHMAEL by Michael Gerard Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The combination of insults about Melville, great characters, humor, intelligence and the honest portrayal of bullying makes for a fantastic, all-encompassing read. (Fiction. 11-15)"
With a name like Ishmael Leseur, one can imagine the amount of teasing the 14-year-old endures. Read full book review >

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THE RUNNING MAN by Michael Gerard Bauer
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Thankfully, the metamorphosis theme flows smoothly, enabling younger teen artists and scientists to enjoy both silkworm and character maturation. (Fiction. YA)"
Two people emerge from their personal cocoons in this Australian import. Read full book review >