Search Results: "Stephanie True Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

RUMBLE TUM by Stephanie True Peters
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This inviting and straightforward story of a girl and her cat is playful and full of charm, and it's an excellent introduction to the pleasures and responsibilities of having a pet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's love at first sight when Beth first holds her fluffy black-and-white kitten Rumble Tum. Read full book review >

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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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MY FIRST NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2007

"The spreads illustrating the Land of Sweets shift into brighter shades, with swirling accents that effectively indicate the dancers in motion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In an introductory note to adult readers, Peters describes the evolution of the story and later ballet that have developed into an annual holiday tradition for most American ballet companies. 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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TRUE by Riikka Pulkkinen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"The emotional intelligence of the prose avoids melodrama to develop authentic poignancy."
In Finnish author Pulkkinen's first novel to be translated into English, a dying woman and her family become a prism illuminating love from a variety of often-uncomfortable angles. Read full book review >

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TRUE by Hilary Duff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Danger romance at its most digestible, ready to be gobbled and forgotten. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
If someone's your true love, just stay devoted while he slams you into the wall and crushes your best friend's hands until she passes out. Read full book review >

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TRUE CRIMES by Kathryn Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Given the autobiographical design of the collection, it may seem churlish to attack the book for going where the author so often has gone before; yet Harrison is self-aware to the point of self-absorption and self-effacing to a fault. However, the author's intelligence shines, and these ruminations may encourage some to confront their own anxieties."
Memoirist and novelist Harrison (Creative Writing/Hunter Coll.; Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, 2014, etc.) again taps the well of her personal life for a series of essays dealing with long-standing preoccupations and compulsive navel-gazing, the result being an alternately compelling and uncomfortable reading experience.Read full book review >