Search Results: "Stephanie Innes"


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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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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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BEAR ON THE HOMEFRONT by Stephanie Innes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Child readers, in wartime or not, will give their teddies an extra, grateful squeeze. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A brother and sister evacuated from England during World War II gather strength from a tiny teddy bear. Read full book review >

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A BEAR IN WAR by Stephanie Innes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2009

"A lovely book, of special interest to Canadians. (epilogue) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In 1916, ten-year-old Aileen Rogers sent her father, a medic in the trenches of Belgium, her own small teddy bear as a Christmas gift. Read full book review >

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ISVIK by Hammond Innes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 1992

"The mystery is clever, too, though off- putting."
The grand master of the deep-water thriller (Medusa, 1988, etc.) sails to coldest Chile, Tierra del Fuego, and antarctic points beyond to pick at the old sores and hidden horrors of Argentina's shameful politics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Though his thesis is a familiar one, Innes gives new strength to an old idea, exploring the myriad ways in which the Puritan ethic became the capitalist's greed."
If Jesus and J.P. Morgan sat down to write a social history of early New England, this would be it. Read full book review >

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NINEVEH by Henrietta Rose-Innes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A persuasive, witty exploration of a tough and unconventional young woman—and a consistently lively account of the entanglements of cultural politics, class, and architecture in contemporary South Africa."
White South African writer Rose-Innes makes her American debut with a nimble, intriguing novel about a second-generation Cape Town exterminator—er, ethical pest-removal specialist. Read full book review >

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THE REUNION by Sue Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Cuts from character to character and one year to another make for a choppy ride."
Middling debut thriller about a group of troubled teenagers and the dark secret that stalks them after they become adults. Read full book review >

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SATURDAY’S CHILD by Ray Banks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Banks (The Big Blind, 2004) has an ear for the vernacular as sharp as, but a shade or two bluer than, that of George V. Higgins. Let the squeamish stick with Tony Soprano; this is real tough stuff."
British noir at its darkest and meanest. Read full book review >