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THE DOLL by Taylor Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2013

"In Stevens' powerfully contained follow-up to The Innocent (2011), there is no release for the tormented heroine, only license to live another day."
In Stevens' third lean and mean thriller featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, an "informationist" with a scary dark streak who specializes in recovering kidnapping victims, she is forced by an Eastern European sex trafficker to deliver an American teen to a European buyer. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENT by Taylor Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A disappointing second effort from Stevens, who interrupts Munroe's gore fests for diatribes you've heard before about the sexism and debauchery of cults. Imagine."
Whatever you do, don't touch this heroine. Read full book review >

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THE CATCH by Taylor Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Readers will rejoice that their favorite female menace is back in business."
Stevens resurrects Vanessa "Michael" Munroe, her dangerous, androgynous antihero, for another dark adventure. Read full book review >

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THE INFORMATIONIST by Taylor Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2011

"Stevens' novel wanders a little, particularly at the end, but the writing is stellar, the heroine grittier than Lara Croft and the African setting so vivid that readers can smell the jungle and feel the heat—a gifted debut with much promise."
Stevens debuts with a tightly written thriller woven around an uncommon heroine with a knack for putting facts together and coming up with the right answers. Read full book review >

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THE MASK by Taylor Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Although Stevens takes longer to develop the action than usual, any Munroe is better than none at all."
Stevens sends the gritty, tough, and very deadly Vanessa Michael Munroe to Japan, where she settles a score, piling up bodies in the process. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S LUCK by Kathleen Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Acceptable additional fare. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Eddie Zitelli desperately hopes to survive the end of school with grades and self-esteem intact, but sheer absent- mindedness lands him in the principal's office. Read full book review >

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FRANK THOMPSON by Bryna Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"List of sources; period photos & prints; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Facing an unwanted marriage, Emma Edmonds ran away, escaping pursuit by donning man's clothing and joining the Union army. Read full book review >

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THE WATERS OF BABYLON by David Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

The Waters Of Babylon ($24.00; Apr.; 320 pp.; 0-684-86210-7): This diligent and generally quite compelling first novel, written by a successful scriptwriter for feature films (Breaker Morant, etc.) and television, fictionalizes the military and psychosexual adventures of—as its subtitle declares—"Lawrence After Arabia.'' Stevens stresses the various identities the elusive ``Ned'' (1888-1935) compulsively adopted (as ``Shaw,'' ``Ross,'' and in various Arabic guises), while doggedly tracing the sources of this scholarly adventurer's rootlessness, pansexual mood swings, and masochism to a hysterically repressive (and repressed) mother and years of soldiering and espionage during which his true sexual nature emerged and became the center of his being. Read full book review >