Search Results: "Stephanie Coontz"


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STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A valuable education for women and men. For readers looking for a thorough biography of Friedan, check out Judith Hennessee's Betty Friedan: Her Life (1999)."
A sharp revisiting of the generation that was floored by Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique (1963), and how the book is still relevant today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Fascinating, persuasive, politically relevant."
Placing the American family in its historical, cultural, economic, and philosophic context, Coontz (co-ed., Women's Work, Men's Property, 1986) identifies the myths—and their sources, functions, and fallacies—that Americans generate around family life, as well as the terrible burden these illusions create. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2005

"A rich, provocative and entertaining social history."
How the marriage institution has evolved, from primitive societies to the present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1997

"Coontz's refreshingly grounded perspective encourages the development of a broader social intelligence that would enable us to move beyond, for example, simpleminded scapegoating of the single welfare mother, coming up with social policies that truly assist more of us in improving our lives."
A historian of the American family debunks the myth that a return to the so-called traditional two-parent nuclear family can provide us with an unassailable refuge from the social, economic, and psychological stresses Americans seem to feel so acutely these days. Read full book review >

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Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Effective drama about the tenacity of family love."
A debut novella about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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STABBING STEPHANIE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Perhaps the most egregious yet of the recent spate of alleged mysteries that bury detection in a morass of domestic detail."
Literary agent Jane Stuart (Hanging Hannah, 2000, etc.) has just been getting her life back together after the traffic-accident death of her husband Kenneth. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE THE FROG by Anna  Cywinska
illustrated by Anna Cywinska, developed by Krecha Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2012

"Short, sweet and shallow. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This glorified game of paper dolls offers a basic lesson about what to wear in winter, summer, spring and fall. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FOX IN THE FOREST by Stephanie Graegin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A wordless picture book that makes a great read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small child, a fox, and the deep forest: not a grim tale at all but rather a magical journey culminating in an act of mutual kindness. Read full book review >

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THE TOY FAIRY by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A fairy tale that's more morality than magic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to do when a boy won't clean his room? Read full book review >

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THE QUIET PIRATE by Stephanie Thatcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Beleaguered introverts may give a hearty cheer, but neither the art nor the writing is particularly seaworthy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Even if the meek don't end up inheriting the Earth, sometimes they can bag a pirate ship. Read full book review >