Search Results: "Stephanie Hart"


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Released: March 16, 2012

"A hopeful, finely rendered portrait of a dysfunctional family and its effects on the author."
Hart's memoir charts her psychological process of overcoming a painful childhood. 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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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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BEFORE YOU by Amber Hart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 29, 2014

"This riff on West Side Story is torrid and heartfelt if not at all subtle, with a sequel featuring Faith's best friend still to come. (Romance. 14-18)"
The daughter of a pastor and a young man on the run from a Cuban drug cartel get past their initial animosity to fall in love in this sexy romance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"Similar to most baseball games—a lot of dead time between meaningful moments, but those moments make it worthwhile."
Syracuse Post-Standard reporter/humorist Seely instructs fans on how to harness the awesome power of "Juju Rules" on behalf of their favorite teams, but primarily if their favorite team is the New York Yankees. Read full book review >

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Psychedelic  Bubble Gum by Bobby Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A highly detailed autobiography by a unique figure in American cultural history that will interest historians and pop-culture aficionados alike."
Hart, in his debut, tells of how his jagged path through the music industry led to heartbreak—but also to happiness. Read full book review >

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INTO THE SILENCE by America Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Poetic, yes, but this not-a-novel reads like something from an art school writing class."
A young woman reflects on her relationship with her father, a fisherman, in this free-form coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISION by Ellen Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2006

"Jane's got a new girlfriend, and Cordelia's been snookered by her sister Octavia once again. Otherwise, their 14th tour of duty (An Intimate Ghost, 2004, etc.) finds them little matured in their middle years."
Gay restaurateur/sleuth Jane Lawless wrangles with obsessed fans. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOL DEAD by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"But devotees of the Death on Demand series (Sugar Plum Dead, 2000, etc.) will probably adore the mystery quizzes, the suggested reading titles, and the serene hubris that lets amateurs believe they can outsolve the pros."
Having plastered teensy Broward Rock, South Carolina, with flyers announcing local super-author Emma Clyde's upcoming book signing at Death on Demand, proprietor Annie Darling is extremely agitated when someone cribs her style and issues similar-looking flyers that accuse locals of hit-and-run driving, adultery, the wrongful incarceration of wife-killer Jud Hamilton, the inappropriately accidental verdict assigned to Emma's second husband's drowning, and the fatal mishap of a tipsy heiress aboard a yacht. Read full book review >

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THE BULLY OF ORDER by Brian Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Think the brutal realities of McCarthy's Blood Meridian set among the primeval forests of the Pacific Northwest frontier."
From the great rain-drenched woods of America's northwest, Hart (Then Came the Evening, 2009) offers a Hobbesian saga—men and women against nature, and themselves, in struggles solitary and poor, nasty and brutish. Read full book review >