Search Results: "Stephen K. Wiggins"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 27, 2012

"A well-organized, conceptual text for students, IT professionals and software purchasers."
In their debut business management title, Wiggins and Abernethy outline basic concepts for successful information technology management. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Light In The River by Pamela K. Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2011

"An imperfect yet compelling volume that evokes life in Virginia during slavery."
Wiggins (Why Should I Nurse My Baby, 2012) examines the dynamics between master and slave in this novel of the antebellum South.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAY by Michaela Muntean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Charming; four (or, in this case, 40) paws up, way up. (introduction by Kate DiCamillo, letter to readers from Luciano) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
What's more fun than bread and circuses? Dogs and circuses—or so young readers will learn from this sweet book about the bond between man and canine and just letting a dog do what a dog's gotta do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Vivienne's Blog by Stephen K Leaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The narrator may be unreliable, but the stories she tells, as well as her own, are infinitely appealing."
Leaton's debut psychological thriller takes place in the fractured mind of Vivienne Coroth, who, believing herself a descendant of Faeries, may be plotting revenge against her ex-lover and his new wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURED by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Despair and destruction are sweetened by hope and love. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Jack Bloom leaves behind a sheltered, if slightly warped, suburban life to seek missing brother Dean and Mrs. Tarsis, the woman Dean tried to lead to safety, in this simmering sequel to Stung (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON'S PRICE by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Skip. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Formulaic fantasy-romance enlivened by an innovative take on dragon treasure. Read full book review >

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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
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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

STUNG by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers will gladly be bitten by this bug. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Fiona Tarsis wakes up to a world of nightmares in this fast-paced, fever-bright post-apocalyptic adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON'S CURSE by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Strictly for fans. (cast of characters, glossary not seen) (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Picking up shortly after The Dragon's Prince (2017) concluded, slightly improved more of the same. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BET THEY'LL MISS US WHEN WE'RE GONE by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Some of these, then, remain too strange or come off as too clever by half, but Wiggins is always adroit and sometimes haunting in her effects."
In a second collection—set mostly in the US but also in London, Wales, Amsterdam, and Spain—Wiggins (John Dollar, 1989; Herself in Love, 1987) brings together three stories about mortality, a couple of parodistic but effective voice pieces, and several others that get lost in wordplay. ``Grocer's Daughter,'' a moving memoir (``I am shameless in the way I love my father'') intersplices a matter-of-fact narrative with lists. ``Angels,'' about an abandoned child left with her Greek grandmother Fanny in ``the hottest place in all Virginia,'' uses a slew of relatives and long dense passages to convey the tumbledown reality of a child, ``the women disappearing from the family right and left like pocket money.'' Likewise, the very brief ``A Cup of Jo'' juxtaposes old man Harry's search for words to bring alive a long-ago morning of trout fishing with a young niece's attempts to understand him after his apparent stroke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEITGEIST by Todd Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Odd, bloated, and devoid of focus."
Wiggins's maiden voyage is an endless apocalyptic road trip going nowhere at great length, certain to leave even the grownups in the backseat whining, ``Are we there yet?'' Everything starts on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where a priest with a Kalashnikov commandeers a car to elude the cops and make it out of town. Read full book review >