Search Results: "William Stone"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2002

"The tale of an activity inexplicable for anyone with even a hint of claustrophobia, yet also a distillate of pure adventure deep inside the world. (Maps)"
The obscure and dangerous pursuit of diving into Earth through underground sumps, described by the cavers who plumbed the farthest known reaches of Mexico's Huautla system. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON CINNAMON STREET by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An outstanding tale of love, loss and the true power of friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Something terrible happened to seventh-grader Louise's parents, and only the kindly ministrations of an unknown admirer can pull her back from her insulating—suffocating—layers of denial. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE ANCESTORS #1: TIGER by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2005

"Readers hoping for the wild twists and epic sweep of L.G. Bass's Sign of the Qin (2004) may be disappointed, though, and several plot threads are left a-dangling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Five young brothers, each master of a different kung fu style, flee the destruction of their hidden monastery in this unpolished but energetic martial-arts series opener. Read full book review >

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PEARL MOON by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"The bang of romantic cymbals never drowns out the steady hum of predictable clichÇs. (First printing of 100,000)"
Over-the-top romance, with every page worthy of a Roy Lichtenstein illustration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"A fascinating and factual introduction to the history of domestic life. (Illustrations)"
The concluding volume of Stone's excellent trilogy on marriage in early modern England (Uncertain Unions, 1992; Road to Divorce, 1990). Read full book review >

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IMAGINE LOVE by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Soap at its most operatic, though the playing on the heartstrings occasionally strikes an affecting emotional note. (Author tour)"
In ultra-purple prose, the author of Pearl Moon (1995) and others returns with another three-coupled romance, once again leading six worthy souls through tough-time purgatory into true- love heaven. Read full book review >

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THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME by Biz Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Perceptive, motivational advice for geeks and nongeeks alike, all interwoven with the true story of how Twitter found its flock."
The co-founder of Twitter shares wisdom on the business of success. Read full book review >