Search Results: "Caprice Crane"


BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY AFFAIR by Caprice Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Has some biting moments, but Brett and Layla's often silly problems don't always make for compelling conflict."
Coming-of-age comedy meets Gen Y love story in this tale of a rough patch in a young marriage, made worse by the wife's extremely close connection to his family. Read full book review >

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WITH A LITTLE LUCK by Caprice Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2011

"Satisfying romantic comedy minus a too-sweet aftertaste."
Superstitious young woman has doubts about her latest boyfriend. Read full book review >

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FORGET ABOUT IT by Caprice Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2007

"Comic bon-bon with a heroine who finds herself after (nearly) losing her mind."
Young woman vexed over the direction that her so-called life has taken fakes amnesia after a bike accident, in hopes of making a fresh start. Read full book review >

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STUPID AND CONTAGIOUS by Caprice Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2006

"Crane's witty romantic comedy debut will be best appreciated by those raised on a steady diet of MTV."
Two 20-something New Yorkers squabble and flirt their way across the country. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Paul Sorrentino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"Sorrentino's authoritative and sympathetic portrait revives a 'bohemian rebel' and prolific, groundbreaking writer."
Thoroughly researched biography of Stephen Crane (1871-1900), who shocked his contemporaries with raw, gritty fiction. Read full book review >

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CRANE BOY by Diana Cohn
by Diana Cohn, illustrated by Youme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Gracefully celebrates both a little-known culture and its beloved birds. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The black-necked cranes that return to Kinga's village in Bhutan each winter inspire the schoolboy to convince his classmates and the local monks to create a festival in their honor. Read full book review >

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PEACE CRANE by Sheila Hamanaka
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"They may question Hamanaka's statement that Sadako folded a thousand paper cranes; as the story goes, Sadako died before she was done, and other childrenin tributecompleted her work. (Picture book. 8+)"
The African-American narrator of this apostrophic verse has heard the story of Sadako's thousand paper cranes; the crane, traditional Japanese symbol of longevity, represents her hopes for peace, both in her violent urban milieu and the world. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Mark Sufrin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An intelligent, beautifully written portrait of ``the first great pyro-technician of the novel, [who] probably wrote more trash than any other serious novelist of his time'' (Alfred Kazin): a strait-laced Methodist minister's rebellious son, who died in 1900, at 28, after a remarkably eventful life. Read full book review >

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CRANE POND by Richard Francis
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A finely crafted consideration of responsibility within a familiar historical tale."
A judge who presided at the Salem witch trials comes to repent of his role. Read full book review >

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FERGUS CRANE by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Missable. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The creators of the Edge Chronicles open a new series aimed at a younger audience with this tale of a lad who discovers that his teachers are all pirates. Read full book review >

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CAPRICE AND RONDO by Dorothy Dunnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1998

"Those devoted to this unique series will be relieved to hear that it has not yet reached its conclusion."
The seventh volume (To Lie with Lions, 1996; The Unicorn Hunt, 1994, etc,) chronicling the extraordinary adventures of Nicholas de Fleury, a Machiavellian 15th-century merchant who is, as this hefty installment opens, still locked in battle with greedy, incompetent kings, a shadowy rival trading empire, and his estranged wife, Gelis, one of a very few figures who have been a match for him in terms of wit, passion, and cunning. Read full book review >