Search Results: "Cara Hoffman"


BOOK REVIEW

SO MUCH PRETTY by Cara Hoffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2011

"Hoffman wanders into the cow pasture a little too often, but the intersection of the lives of two smart young women with a shared consciousness turns what could have been a boring tale into something worth reading."
Hoffman's debut novel takes readers to the unsexy world of rural New York and a farming community with more than one secret. Read full book review >

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BE SAFE I LOVE YOU by Cara Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Hoffman weaves an intricate plot, but a tendency to overwrite shadows her story, leaving the reader to make a complicated literary journey that, for some, may not be worth the effort."
Hoffman's (So Much Pretty, 2011) latest novel centers on a female soldier who comes home to a reality in which she feels alienated and out of sync. Read full book review >

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RUNNING by Cara Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A haunting novel, original and deeply sad."
Three scrappy outsiders—inextricably bonded less by circumstance than by love—struggle to survive in the sweat-drenched underbelly of Athens' red light district in the late 1980s. Read full book review >

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ABBIE HOFFMAN by Marty Jezer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Hoffman—and a whole doomed, inspired era—emerges vividly in this cleareyed, richly detailed work. (Photographs—24 pages b&w- -not seen.)"
A thoughtful, solidly researched biography of the wildly creative and iconoclastic yippie, portraying Hoffman as a fresh force in American political culture—and as a man ultimately sabotaged by bipolar disorder (manic-depression), which drove him to extremes and probably led to his suicide. Read full book review >

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The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Chock-full of sharp tonal contrasts, this tale should appeal to readers with a hunger for alien adventure and an understanding of how it feels to be considered crazy."
A debut novel fuses a serious issue—the stigma of mental illness—with sci-fi to chronicle a girl's unusual coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN SAINT-GERMAIN by Cara Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Black's detective is hitting her post-pregnancy stride, bringing up bébé while battling the bad guys with the best of them."
A job at the École des Beaux-Arts and a search for a Serbian lowlife combine to lead Aimée Leduc (Murder on the Quai, 2016, etc.) through the upscale part of Paris' Left Bank. Read full book review >

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LOST IN THOUGHT by Cara Bertrand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2014

"For genre fans only. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This debut sends a paranormally afflicted teen to a posh school with a secret in this familiar-feeling series opener. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE ILE SAINT-LOUIS by Cara Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2007

"Bittersweet musings on romantic and maternal love enliven an otherwise routine investigation."
Murder strikes close to home when Black's computer-security-expert heroine takes charge of an abandoned infant. Read full book review >

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RED PALMS by Cara Haycak
FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Unique and beautifully written. (Fiction. YA)"
Readers will be enchanted by the exotic, magical qualities of this coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE SENTIER by Cara Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Although overpopulated and a bit overplotted, Black's third offers an authentic puzzle that unravels surprisingly yet logically in a setting of unrivaled charm."
Eight-year-old Aimée Leduc couldn't understand why she came home from school one day to find her mother gone. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE RUE DE PARADIS by Cara Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"Black's seventh takes longer to get in gear than an old Renault, and tastes less of Paris than earlier outings."
Murder spoils a reunion between French detective Aimée Leduc (Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, 2007, etc.) and her lost love Yves Robert. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN CLICHY by Cara Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Although Aimée's imperiled romance sprawls, Black's fifth leaves plenty of room for puzzlement, along with her unique brand of Ambiance de Paris."
Her eyesight restored, Aimée Leduc investigates an ancient Asian mystery in modern-day Paris. Read full book review >