Search Results: "Stephen Emerson"


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A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A testament to a writer whose explorations of society's rougher corners deserve wider attention."
A posthumous collection of stories, almost uniformly narrated by hard-living women, that makes a case for the author as a major talent. Read full book review >

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RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A vigorous celebration of outdoor, imaginative play. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
In this lighthearted sequel to Recess Warriors: Hero Is a Four-Letter Word (2017), recess drama continues. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

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BOOK REVIEW

RECESS WARRIORS by Marcus Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A welcome throwback to the way recess should be. (Graphic fiction. 7-11)"
Update that cootie shot: zombies have taken over the playground. Read full book review >

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THE FAR DAWN by Kevin Emerson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A winning combination of high stakes, sacrifice and heroism. (Science fantasy. 12-18)"
The eventful conclusion to the Atlanteans series. Read full book review >

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THE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALIEN DETECTION by Kevin Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Alien surprise with a side of early-teen angst makes for a decent read. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Two middle schoolers might be Earth's only defense against an alien takeover. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CODE by Kevin Emerson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Between Owen, likable in his thoughtfully awkward way while evolving into a hero, and the lovingly crafted setting, Camp Eden offers summer escapism. (Science fiction. 11-17)"
Coming-of-age story meets conspiracy thriller at a summer camp in a post-climate-catastrophe world. Read full book review >

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YELLOW DOG PARTY by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1991

"Though less than top-notch for Emerson, it's still going to give the competition—Parker and Lutz, for example—a few jealous twinges."
Detective Thomas Black, Seattle's answer to Boston's Spenser, finds a laugher of a case: four middle-aged, successful but middling unhappy guys hire him to trace, and then arrange dates with, their dreamgirls (a former high-school cheerleader; a Mariner season ticket-holder; a porn pinup; a former TV newscaster). Read full book review >

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DECEPTION PASS by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The nightmare that haunts Lainie's past is so horrific that Thomas's fans will surely overlook the slapdash details of its exhumation (suspects suddenly tripping over each other in their haste to clear themselves) in his grimmest outing in years. (Author tour)"
What dire secret could make Lainie Smith, Seattle's well- heeled answer to Mother Teresa, vulnerable to blackmail? Read full book review >

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THE MILLION-DOLLAR TATTOO by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though it's tamed by Thomas's quirky sweetness, his ninth case (The Vanishing Smile, 1995, etc.) is hands down the wildest of them all. (Author tour)"
Waking up with his current date dead in his bed, Elmer (Snake) Slezak offers his friend, Seattle shamus Thomas Black, a unique defense: She is the latest in a long series of aliens sent to seduce Snake in order to strengthen the extraterrestrial gene pool. Read full book review >

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THE PORTLAND LAUGHER by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Emerson's biggest, darkest novel yet, a clangorous three- alarmer that'll leave you wound tighter than Billy Battle."
As Seattle shamus Thomas Black (Yellow Dog Party, 1991, etc.) lies in a coma waiting for his body and memory to start working again, he flashes back to the bizarre case that left him so broken: getting hired, on the recommendation of Thomas's sleazy fellow- professional Snake Slezak, by much-married Roxanne Lake and her young houseguest Jerome Johnson to tail Philip Bacon, who's been following newly freed ex-con Billy Battle, Jerome's foster brother- -who's already being tailed by Snake. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 30, 2002

"A righteous, emulative company of motivational men and women."
Twenty-five vest-pocket profiles of individuals who display profound motivational qualities. Read full book review >