Search Results: "Brianna Karp"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO HOMELESSNESS by Brianna Karp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"A haunting personal story that gives a face and a name to homelessness."
An inspiring memoir of the modern-day homeless person. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME FOOL by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"In the final volume of his Ragtime trilogy (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.), Karp seamlessly weaves real people like Campbell into an interesting historical yarn with a whodunit kicker."
Ragtime music and racial tensions rise and clash in the 1950s, leading to murder. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT FACTORY by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2006

"A bloated piece of work, devoted more to the pleasure of reading than the offer of a dazzling dénouement."
A big, leisurely paced thriller, the first novel for playwright and screenwriter Karp, traces an insidious, insider terrorist attack on a Disney-like cartoon empire in L.A. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Occasionally strident, always implacable and severe, these essays express in many ways the prevailing mood of dissatisfaction in the country today."
Eighteen trenchant essays on American politics and society during the cold war. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A fair wealth of good information too often obscured by what feels like a desperate need to be liked. (Collective biography. 9-12)"
A dozen vest-pocket profiles of notorious fugitives—good, bad, and, in the case of Typhoid Mary, ugly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sheepish Pirate by Brianna Genteman
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"A swashbuckling nautical adventure that often sails smoothly in spite of its author's treacherous grip on the English language."
The high seas are full of fleas in Genteman's debut children's novel. Read full book review >

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TIARA SAURUS REX by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Though well-intentioned, ultimately this book has about as much depth as your average beauty pageant. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gently rhyming text recounts one dinosaur's dream of sweeping away her beauty-pageant competition. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO STEAM TRAINS SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Thanks to the popularity of Thomas the Tank Engine, hopeful engineers will want to be able to identify the many different types of trains, and their out-of-the-know adults will appreciate this inclusive primer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sayres and Slade move naturally from their truck lullaby, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? (2012), to this nighttime serenade to all things train. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO JET PLANES SLEEP AT NIGHT? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Combining a quiet, nocturnal story with the ever popular subject of flying machines, this is a nifty bedtime book for budding aviators. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Jet planes, helicopters, hot air balloons, blimps—these are just some of the anthropomorphized flying machines that need to bed down at night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF RAGTIME by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressively researched, with a substantial bibliography, Karp's second Joplin mystery (The Ragtime Kid, 2006) paints a full-bodied portrait of Harlem back in the day. Though the plot rambles, it takes you places you'll be glad you visited."
The dying Scott Joplin gets tangled up in murder and writes his final masterpiece. Read full book review >

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FLIPPING OUT by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"Glib, trendy and not so much plotted as delivered in comedy-club one-liners, with an over-the-top final twist."
What do cops' wives do when their husbands are on the job? Get killed, it seems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST SOCK by Rodrigo Karp
by Rodrigo Karp, illustrated by Rodrigo Karp, developed by Rodrigo Karp
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Sadly, the originality of this app's design is not supported by illustrations that extend the story. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Children will enjoy the novelty of navigating around 3-D rooms to follow this story, but unfortunately, this app still leaves much to be desired. Read full book review >