Search Results: "Stephen D. Feinland"


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HOMESICK FOR HEAVEN by Stephen D. Feinland
Released: April 10, 2012

"Though not a must-read, this poetry collection is sure to evoke an emotional reaction as it twists readers' thoughts to help them achieve a new perspective."
The poems in Feinland's (King of the Lions and Other Animal Stories, 2012, etc.) new collection vacillate between offensive and amusing, coasting into hopefulness and ending on a neutral note. Read full book review >

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Keep this Book out of the Hands of Kids by Stephen D. Feinland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2012

"Rhythmic and original but short on laughs."
Feinland (Homesick for Heaven, 2012) and his offbeat humor attempt to poetically satirize a wide variety of subjects. Read full book review >

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HOMESICK FOR HEAVEN PART 3 by Stephen Feinland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2014

"A compilation that may appeal to readers looking for light poetic fare with just a hint of depth."
A collection of poems that covers everything from quotidian life events to the nature of religious wisdom. Read full book review >

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King of the Lions and other Animal Stories by Stephen Feinland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2012

"An idiosyncratic poetic lark with a clear religious message."
Animals role-play events from humanity's history, highlighting its foibles and providing a few laughs. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN SPENDER by John Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Pays fitting tribute to a man who was as admirable as he was gifted."
An excellent account of the British poet's life, particularly strong on his personality, literary friendships, and political activism. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Mark Sufrin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An intelligent, beautifully written portrait of ``the first great pyro-technician of the novel, [who] probably wrote more trash than any other serious novelist of his time'' (Alfred Kazin): a strait-laced Methodist minister's rebellious son, who died in 1900, at 28, after a remarkably eventful life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Skeptics, however, are more likely to view it as the sad product of a New Age mother's remorse and unresolved grief."
A credulity-straining account by a deeply grieved mother of her son's brief and troubled life on earth, his suicide, and his soul's happier existence in another dimension. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN HAWKING by Kitty Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A fascinating portrait of a complex figure who ponders the place of man and God in the universe and who still loves the 'Eureka moment of discovering something that no one knew before.'"
Ferguson (Pythagoras, 2010, etc.) brilliantly updates her 1991 children's biography of Stephen Hawking for an adult audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"B&w photos; graphs and diagrams; full source notes; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
Hawking is both a scientific superstar and a man widely admired for overcoming—indeed, all but ignoring—the degenerative muscular disease ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), which has robbed him of almost all movement but left his mind intact. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Paul Sorrentino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"Sorrentino's authoritative and sympathetic portrait revives a 'bohemian rebel' and prolific, groundbreaking writer."
Thoroughly researched biography of Stephen Crane (1871-1900), who shocked his contemporaries with raw, gritty fiction. Read full book review >