Search Results: "Wendy Kupfer"


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WENDY by Karen Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This tale's not stellar as a stand-alone, but deftly exposes the incestuous darkness that underlies Barrie's original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What was Wendy Darling's life like before the coming of Peter Pan? Read full book review >

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LET'S HEAR IT FOR ALMIGAL by Wendy Kupfer
Released: April 16, 2012

"The charming story of a brave child's decision to make her life better."
An exuberant, cotton-candy pink introduction to hearing loss and cochlear implants for ages 5 and up. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne
Released: July 18, 2017

"An ethereal and haunting exploration of grief and death. (Graphic fiction. 12-adult)"
In this heart-wrenching graphic novel, a teen girl responsible for her younger brother's death must decide to accept the harsh reality or lose herself in escapist denial. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Perceptive and empathetic, but also gently unsparing—a superbly nuanced portrait."
From veteran nonfiction author Salamon (Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids, 2008, etc.), the authorized biography of the playwright who brought the dreams and disappointments of her generation of women to the American stage. Read full book review >

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WINDY WENDY AND THE SNORING ZZZzzz by Francis Pena
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"Two intriguing stories that make sense individually but don't quite work when combined into one book."
Peña and Peña, in their debut, introduce readers to Windy Wendy in two children's stories—one a creation myth of the alphabet, the other a suspense tale. Read full book review >

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LOVE LIES by Fern Kupfer
Released: July 1, 1994

"Less clever, sexy, and surprising than it needs to be."
The author of No Regrets (1989) crosses Susan Isaacs with David Lodge in a murder mystery romp featuring a clutch of panicked midwestern academics, but 2-D characters and a woefully predictable plot make for a failed experiment in genre-splicing. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNAL OF PROFESSOR ABRAHAM VAN HELSING by Allen C. Kupfer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Lively fun, though not as stylish as Stoker or Kim Newman."
Simply amazing! First-novelist Kupfer, who teaches film and lit studies largely devoted to horror, has a grandfather . . . well, that's too involved, but a Kupfer family heirloom exists: a diary written by none other than Bram Stoker's great vampire hunter, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. Read full book review >

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A MEAL TO DIE FOR by Joseph R. Gannascoli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"Though Benny's checkered backstory is utterly predictable, you could spend a worse couple of hours than watching to see if he gets his."
Debut mob fiction with a light touch from the actor who plays hitman Vito on The Sopranos. Read full book review >

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STARS by Colleen Oakes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Dark, even horrific in its graphic bloodshed and psychological menace; but the nuanced portrayals—of a hero frequently excused by his whimsical glamour and a heroine too often dismissed as girlishly insipid—are riveting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
The fashion for grimdark retellings of childhood classics tackles Peter Pan in the first of a trilogy.Read full book review >

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BOO! IT'S HALLOWEEN by Wendy Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A nicely understated change of pace from the more garish books for this holiday. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Continuing her holiday series (A Valentine for You, 1991), Watson uses here the same appealing characters and New England setting, cozily set forth in an assortment of cartoon-style vignettes and more expansive illustrations; but this time she takes a somewhat different tack with a text that includes less traditional material: While the straightforward narrative describes preparations and kids making their trick-or-treat rounds, the characters (pets, too) in the pictures are asking riddle-jokes that bid fair to steal the show (``What...do ghosts wear?'' ``Boo jeans!''). Read full book review >