Search Results: "Stephen D. Feinland"


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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 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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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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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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Sir, I Can Explain by Stephen D. Cork
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Solid military action, decent plotting and an appealing heroine, despite a few questionable scenes."
In another of Cork's (Knight Moves, 2005) Jenny O'Shane tales, the Army brass taps her to dismantle a human trafficking operation. Read full book review >

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THE SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Like Merrill's The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars (p. 1191), an unusual glimpse of an independent-minded girl in long-ago Japan; a handsome book that will have many uses. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
From medieval Japan (as detailed in a careful note), a wonderful legend about the dauntless Tokoyo, whose beloved father Kuma has taught her the samurai virtues, plus such manly arts as riding; and who insists, despite her noble birth, on learning to dive for pearls, a traditional skill of women of the Oki Islands. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW WIFE by Robert D. San Souci
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An excellent edition of a fine story. (Folklore/Picture book. 6+)"
A ghost story based on an ancient Japanese legend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Jaunty, entertaining and smart. Levitt and Dubner do a good service by making economics accessible, even compelling."
A sequel to the megaselling Freakonomics (2005). Read full book review >

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Pharmageddon by Stephen A. Sheller
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2016

"An unsettling, illuminating, and provocative discussion of a pressing political issue involving drug companies."
A book offers a critique of the pharmaceutical industry from a lawyer who battled it. Read full book review >

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One Man's Purpose by Stephen D. Senturia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A sometimes-stereotypical tale of university life, but readers steeped in academia will appreciate and identify with Martin's problems."
A professor faces the drama of academia and the emotional demands of family life in Senturia's debut novel about work and ambition. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO I DO NOW? by Stephen D. Miller
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"An intellectual but nontechnical concept of human psychological development that offers useful prescriptions for self-improvement."
Miller's debutnonfiction book asks a question that's easy for readers to lose sight of amidst the hurdles of daily living: am I living a meaningful life? Read full book review >