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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 3
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: She Says, He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors:
 Unsolved Mystery, Loyal Pet
Relationship Status: Keeping the Fire Alive

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces

It's rare, but every once in ...


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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU
by Leila Roy

I don’t know. There’s more to say, of course, much more. Two years is a long time in a short life, especially when you’re in high school. But that’s not the Rose anybody wants to read about, is it? Tragedy is infinitely more interesting than bliss. That’s the allure of self-destruction. Or so I’ve found.

When I Am Through ...


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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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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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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 >

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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DOG ON THE CROSS by Aaron Gwyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2004

"When Gwyn eventually hits his stride, he's terrific. An auspicious first."
Eight linked stories cast a baleful light on fear, loathing, and sexual repression in the Bible Belt. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF A DOG RUNNING AWAY by Richard Gwyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"A slowly deflating bubble of sophisticated storytelling."
A moody literary love story set in Barcelona morphs into a mystery centered on reincarnation and the Cathars, with postmodern layers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"The only unsatisfying feature of Parry's debut is that it ends."
This lighthearted, sparkling novel presents the adventures, romantic and otherwise, of a man, his dog, his mother's ghost and other assorted characters. Read full book review >