Search Results: "Stephanie Gwyn Brown"


BOOK REVIEW

PROFESSOR AESOP’S THE CROW AND THE PITCHER by Stephanie Gwyn Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Children are natural scientists; they do not need these extraneous bells and whistles to encourage exploration. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Busy design seeks to illustrate Aesop's fable of the crow and the pitcher, with an emphasis on the scientific method—hence, presumably, the "Professor" Aesop of the title. Read full book review >

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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Pure pleasure for children addicted to dinos, the delights of big trucks and decoding visual jumbles. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A teeming dino crew in hard hats and safety vests create organized if frenetic chaos on a mucky construction site in this alpha-romp. Read full book review >

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NELL GWYN by Charles Beauclerk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Such a compelling subject demands a better telling."
Nell Gwyn, daughter of a boozy, brawling bawd and a missing father, rises to fame on the English stage and to fortune in the court of her lover, King Charles II. Read full book review >

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MR. GWYN by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Although the events he recounts remain cryptic, Baricco's style is lucid, and the appearance-versus-reality mind games he plays with his readers are fascinating."
Two novellas, thematically related by the theme of love...or the lack of love. Read full book review >

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BROWN by Richard Rodriguez
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern America. 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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BROWN by James Polster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Good fun, if ultimately shallow."
A rollicking, at times extremely funny, tall tale disguised as a detective novel, careening with Hunter Thompsonesque panache through the restaurants, bars, and haunts of the corrupt rich in San Francisco, that classic mystery milieu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 17, 1999

"It feels a bit padded, but this welcome debut announces a voice both smart and original."
Despite some obvious clinkers, this first collection is often very entertaining, which is no easy feat these days: sly and sexy, dry and ironic, jaded and funny, Brown catches you off guard with her playground rhymes and street-song repetitions. Read full book review >