Search Results: "April Norhanian"


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COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS by April Norhanian
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"For high school students or parents dubious about the merits of higher education."
A punchy manifesto on the evils of higher education by former college recruiter Norhanian. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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SHOCK POINT by April Henry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A potboiler that may appeal to a wide range of young readers and could be useful for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Almost 16, Cassie hates her new psychiatrist stepfather, Rick, in this over-the-top thriller. Read full book review >

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KNEE-DEEP IN WONDER by April Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Strong writing throughout, however, from a very promising writer with a world-class imagination."
An earnest debut novel painstakingly records an uprooted black woman's recovery of her scattered family's even more scattered history. Read full book review >

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WHITE SHOTGUN by April Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2011

"Though the Tuscan setting, now glowing, now rife with criminal activity, makes the horrors of Judas Horse (2008) seem both more picturesque and more normal, the FBI tradecraft summoned by the kidnapping rings true."
The latest undercover assignment for the FBI's Ana Grey cuts uncomfortably close to the bone. Read full book review >

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BURIED DIAMONDS by April Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Readers unfamiliar with Claire's past job in Oregon's Specialty Plates bureau will wonder why each chapter begins with a cute vanity license plate so gratingly at odds with the somber mood."
A diamond turns out to be both more and less than a girl's best friend. Read full book review >

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"Somewhat slight, this work still introduces useful ideas applicable to many staffing situations."
A brief, targeted book about generational and educational differences in nurses' commitment levels offers health care managers tips on how to maintain staff loyalty. Read full book review >

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WINGED by April Kelly
Released: Oct. 12, 2011

"Fasten your seatbelt for an enjoyable flight of fancy told in a confessional voice by likable people."
When Angel is born with tiny flaps perched on her shoulder blades, her unwed teen mother ignores medical advice to surgically remove them—and the result of this decision brings unexpected glory and grief to mother and daughter and those that they love. Read full book review >

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MISS FULLER by April Bernard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Bernard skillfully contrasts the public and private sides of Fuller, crafting a book with rich imagery, emotional depth and a poetic rhythm."
A letter from one woman to another washes ashore. This letter details the adventurous, fantastic, revolutionary life of Margaret Fuller. But will her words unite or divide? Will anyone read her letter at all? Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"Honest, simple storytelling with a gentle bite. (Author tour)"
The sequel to Sinclair's bestselling Coffee Will Make You Black (1994) once again features sassy Stevie, now on a Candide-esque journey from working-class Chicago to college in the Illinois sticks to San Francisco at the height of gay liberation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An informative, sometimes vivid, anecdotal survey that shies away from breakthrough interpretations of the artistic revolution staged almost 50 years ago. (Photographs—including eight pages of color—not seen.)"
A study of Abstract Expressionism by an art journalist and curator who takes 1950 as the movement's decisive year. Read full book review >