Search Results: "Stephanie Hemphill"


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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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HIDEOUS LOVE by Stephanie Hemphill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A bleak but riveting portrait of the artist as a young woman. (author's note, biographical notes, Shelley bibliography, suggested reading) (Poetry. 13 & up.)"
A fictionalized verse biography of the tortured genius behind Frankenstein. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 13, 2007

"A must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath. (Fiction/poetry. 12+)"
Perhaps at this literary juncture, where novelists supply bibliographies for their fiction and memoirists fictionalize to liberate certain "truths" and dramatize their memories, a "verse portrait" seems entirely in order. Read full book review >

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SISTERS OF GLASS by Stephanie Hemphill
Released: March 27, 2012

"A fiery, feminist love story young teens, particularly girls, should just devour. (Verse novel. 11 & up)"
Love and conventional roles for women collide in this page-ripping tale from 15th-century Venice. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Graceful. (Fiction. YA)"
Hemphill's debut offers beautiful poems that speak both directly and between the lines, as Sarah goes from amorphous unhappiness to silence to depression to hope. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2010

"Haunting and still frighteningly relevant. (thumbnail bios, author's note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In this superbly wrought fictionalized account of the Salem Witch Trials, Printz Honor winner Hemphill offers a fresh perspective on an oft-told tale by providing lesser-known Salem accusers with a variety of compelling motivations that will resonate deeply with contemporary teens. 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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RUNAROUND by Helen Hemphill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"A fine follow-up to her excellent debut, Long Gone Daddy (2006). (Fiction. 10+)"
Eleven-year-old Sassy Thompkins, obsessive reader of romance magazines, dreams of her first kiss, but when it actually happens, she ends up beating up the poor boy. Read full book review >

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LONG GONE DADDY by Helen Hemphill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 31, 2006

"Wryly funny, this first novel relies a bit too much on hillbilly diction and unusual events, but Hemphill is still a writer with promise. (Fiction. YA)"
It's the dead body of his grandfather that Harlan sees on the porcelain table in the morgue where he lives and works to escape confrontation with his evangelistic preacher father, Harlan P. Never having seen Grandfather Harlan O before, Harlan Q decides to head home and see how the family will react. Read full book review >