Search Results: "Stephanie Kate Strohm"


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THE DATE TO SAVE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Fast-paced, smart, and often hilarious. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A scheduling error crams the biggest events of the school year all into one weekend, forcing the students of San Anselmo Prep to confront old fears, forge new relationships, and find a missing dragon's head. Read full book review >

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CONFEDERATES DON'T WEAR COUTURE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"It's all harmless summer fun, but it has the feeling of the retread that it is; perhaps next year Libby should get a different sort of summer job. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
History-nerd extraordinaire Libby Kelting returns for another summer of costumed drama. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 2012

"Good fun for readers willing to surrender to it. (Chick lit. 12 & up)"
Readers willing to put aside literary qualms will find themselves set for a summer afternoon with this undemanding romance. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Formulaic in plot if not in format, this should fit the bill for readers looking for total escape on a weekend afternoon. (Romance. 12-18)"
A young woman revisits her many ex-boyfriends through interviews with her friends and acquaintances in this comedic romance. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF THE DREW by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Lighthearted and fluffy, this is both a wonderful immersion in Shakespeare and a great beach book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
What do Shakespeare, Clueless, and Punk'd have in common? This novel. Read full book review >

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CHAUCER'S TALE by Paul Strohm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"With vibrant portraits of Chaucer's contemporaries—including the imperious John of Gaunt and the shifty London mayor Nicholas Brembre—Strohm's focus on one year in Chaucer's life offers an expansive view of medieval England."
Strohm (Humanities, Emeritus/Columbia Univ.; Conscience: A Very Short Introduction, 2011, etc.) brings his authority as a medievalist to this lively biography, focused on Geoffrey Chaucer's radical change of fortunes in 1386.Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Smart, gripping genre fiction. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller. Read full book review >

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EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"Half-baked, confusing and highly derivative. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Another Hunger Games-wannabe latecomer. Read full book review >

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CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut that doesn't quite live up to its potential. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
From his opening announcement, "I don't feel the presence of God here," Andrew Winston Winters pulls readers into his story, alternating between his desperate life at an upscale Vermont boarding school and his grim, shadowed Virginia childhood. Read full book review >