Search Results: "Stephen Marche"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW SHAKESPEARE CHANGED EVERYTHING by Stephen Marche
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Informed, ebullient and profoundly respectful."
Esquire columnist and novelist Marche (Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, 2007, etc.) argues that Shakespeare is the most influential human being—in nearly every arena—who ever lived. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGER OF THE WOLF by Stephen Marche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"An entertaining, curious journey into the beating black hearts that occupy the penthouse suites and those who aspire to join them."
Marche scrutinizes the rapaciousness of contemporary media moguls by cleverly reimagining them as actual wolves. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND HANNAH by Stephen Marche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A touching narrative, frustratingly at arm's length."
One-night stand of a mid-20s Toronto couple stretches into travel to Jerusalem, in a brief first novel, self-conscious and finally compromised hopelessly by its own editorial apparatus—with actual author's notes in the margin. Read full book review >

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THE UNMADE BED by Stephen Marche
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Satisfying food for thought on the ever changing dynamics of men and women as they interact and go about their individual lives."
Examination of the new roles women and men are playing in the home and the workplace. Read full book review >

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WINNIE MANDELA by Stephen Marchesi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"Still, he is telling an important story, an introduction that should inspire readers to read further."
Part of the "Women of Our Time" series, this biography of the wife of the South African leader who has become a freedom fighter in her own right is a clear and timely cry against injustice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Lots of visual cues will help new readers through the fairly simple text, but it is the power of the story that will keep them turning the pages. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
This early reader is an excellent introduction to the March on Washington in 1963 and the important role in the march played by Martin Luther King Jr. Read full book review >

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SHINING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Stephen Marche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2007

"If your bookshelf only has room for one anthology of Sanjanian fiction, this is it."
The conceptual ingenuity of this volume—an anthology that purports to document the literary progression and legacy of an imaginary island—offers flashes of metafictional illumination amid what often reads like an elaborate in-joke. Read full book review >

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STOLEN BONES by Joan Carris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Note about joining a dig; glossary. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Alec's lifelong hurt over his grandfather's rejection comes to the fore when he and his mother accompany her dad on a summer dinosaur dig in Montana: Valuable bones disappear, and Alec—torn by his angry wish to win ``Dr. Dinosaur's'' love and respect and by a desire to stop the thefts- -plays detective. Read full book review >

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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"There are no easy answers to the issues at play in this story, and fittingly, there is much that is left open-ended. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
First love, racism, family strife, and the Internet's culture of anonymous cruelty are some of the many themes explored in this illustrated novel by Happyface (2010) author Emond.Read full book review >

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MOZART FINDS A MELODY by Stephen Costanza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But either tale makes a thought-provoking study of the creative process. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Costanza spins an upbeat tale from a wisp of fact in his solo debut. Read full book review >