Search Results: "Stephen Stuart"


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PAX by Stephen Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2010

"Readers looking for a fast-paced, superficial read should seek their literary escapism elsewhere, but those who enjoy challenging, provocative and ultimately uplifting novels will want to get to know Bean."
Stuart's (The Wonder of All That Is, 2009) second installment in his Bean trilogy is a cerebral and wildly thought-provoking fusion of fantastical fiction and metaphysical speculation. Read full book review >

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SPACED OUT by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Fans of the first book will find this a decent mystery but also a bit of a letdown; here's hoping things pick up again in the next volume. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Another mystery presents itself on Moon Base Alpha. Read full book review >

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VIETNAM WAR by Stuart Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A powerful and illuminating overview of the war in Vietnam even though the facts fly like the detonation of an antipersonnel mine. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Murray provides a fact-filled tour d'horizon of the wars suffered by Vietnam from World War II to the Paris Peace Accords. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"An intractable, unwieldy story both intimate and universal, handled expertly by Stuart."
The tortuous, unsweetened story of the author's English forebear as he migrated to Barbados to grow rich from sugar and slavery. Read full book review >

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THE TOWER, THE ZOO, AND THE TORTOISE by Julia Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Stuart's second novel (The Matchmaker of Périgord, 2008) employs a whimsical over-the-top style that occasionally draws attention to itself, but the tale is grounded by the moving central love story. This sweet romp will appeal to history buffs."
A sensitive Beefeater, his wife and assorted other eccentrics cope with modern life in the infamous Tower of London. Read full book review >

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TALES OUT OF SCHOOL by Stuart Newton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2009

"A frank but discursive fictional look at an underappreciated profession."
A series of interconnected short stories recount the highs and lows of a teaching career. Read full book review >

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YOUR FATHER SENDS HIS LOVE by Stuart Evers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"This is an uneven gathering but free of duds, and Evers often achieves the special pleasure of short stories, infusing small worlds with more life than seems possible."
These short stories explore varieties of family strife and warmth in a style with roots in Raymond Carver but more humor, sympathy, and sinew. Read full book review >

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BEL-AIR DEAD by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Redoubtable Stone not only beds the best women and corrals the best lifestyle perks but succeeds so well in his job that he's rewarded with a full partnership in his law firm and a large share of control over Centurion himself. What a guy."
Stone Barrington (Lucid Intervals, 2010, etc.) fights to protect a Hollywood studio from a takeover bid that goes way beyond hostile. Read full book review >

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WARP ANGEL by Stuart Hopen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"A swift-moving, imaginative debut, not too seriously damaged by its mad patchwork of themes, erratic plot, and unconvincing windup."
Travel by spacewarp allowed humans to spread through the galaxy but also tore holes in the fabric of spacetime; as a result, warp travel was abandoned, leaving the far-flung colonies isolated. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"The book tells the story of a young man's life in a way that will make readers almost forget his cerebral palsy—but they'll want to remember."
An engaging memoir from a man who has lived 26 years with cerebral palsy. Read full book review >

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Parting Lines by Stuart Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2014

"A fast-paced, straightforward character study that blends humor and pathos."
A novel of human foibles and near redemption. Read full book review >