Search Results: "Stephen Anable"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FISHER BOY by Stephen Anable
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"A first-rate insider's tour of Provincetown with tender gay love scenes and B&B vignettes. But the overstuffed plot could have used major paring, and the first-time novelist needs to learn to ration his similes."
Disruptions among the Provincetown gay crowd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PINCHBECK BRIDE by Stephen Anable
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"A much-improved second effort from Anable (The Fisher Boy, 2008), who's created a fascinating family tree for the Mingoes and a vibrant depiction of their Victorian home so in need of rehabbing."
The death of a docent in a Back Bay Boston brownstone. Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A spooky good time. (Board book. 1-3)"
Pumpkins are picked up one by one in a spooky board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AT THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A playful romp that has lost little in its adaptation and miniaturization. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The black Labrador of picture-book fame makes her board-book debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY GOES TO HEAVEN by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gentle, understated and comforting to both children and adults. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The final entry in the late Huneck's series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sally's death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN ORANGE PUMPKINS by Stephen  Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Although the landscapes Savage creates are highly stylized, they have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this strong graphic treatment of a traditional theme, 10 Halloween pumpkins are spirited away or destroyed one by one by various seasonally appropriate, sometimes-scary entities: a scarecrow, a mummy, a bolt of lightning, a hungry ghost, alligators in a pond, pirates ("Arrr!"), an owl, a witch and a spider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIVALDI AND THE INVISIBLE ORCHESTRA by Stephen Costanza
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Altogether, a pleasing interpretation of the creative process and the power of art to connect individuals. (author's note) (Picture book. 4­-7)"
Girls and women are often the overlooked players in music history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"This emotional honesty alone is a reason to buy this book; the giraffe and Einstein are the icing on McCranie's cake. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
It's hard not to like a main character who brings a lab coat and briefcase to elementary school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY GETS A JOB by Stephen Huneck
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Though this is not the most dynamic of Sally's adventures, Huneck's woodblock print illustrations in his distinctive folk-art style are always as charming as Sally herself. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Huneck continues his popular series about Sally the black lab with this sixth entry in the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY GOES TO THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A playful romp through the fields. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sally's latest adventure finds her once again taking a road trip, but this time it's to a farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY OUT WITH DADDY by Stephen Cook
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Clichés abound, but are often true enough to make this a jocular yarn that delights in father-and-son bonding. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This caper shares the fun that Dad and son have while Mom's away. Read full book review >