Search Results: "Carlene Bauer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 28, 2009

"Sassy societal commentary muddled by a lack of cohesion or a satisfying conclusion."
Bauer's relatable but unremarkable debut memoir describes growing up and attempting to define herself while also keeping her faith in God. Read full book review >

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FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Disappointing."
Debut novelist Bauer pens an epistolary novel whose protagonists lead insular, self-absorbed and very dull lives. Read full book review >

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BLACK FOR REMEMBRANCE by Carlene Thompson
Released: Jan. 18, 1990

Mary Higgins Clark fans take note: Here's an imitation loaded with more mystery and suspense than the real thing. Read full book review >

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CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME by Carlene Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"The solution, requiring an extended confession to the obligatory hostages and some additional explanation afterward, may tax fans of imperiled heroines. Along the way, though, Thompson (To the Grave, 2012, etc.) produces enough blood and thunder to satisfy the most demanding of them."
Returning to her Chesapeake hometown 18 years after her father was posthumously identified as the Genessa Point Killer, a daughter who's coped with her demons by writing supernatural fantasy novels finds there's plenty of malice left in the old Point. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2006

"A long, fraught journey into the light, chronicled with compassion and spirit."
Midwest farmer's daughter marries fundamentalist minister and confronts disillusionment in this brave memoir. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA’S ANGEL by Jutta Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The angel is a grandmotherly figure painted in pale blue, who smiles and frowns and suffers along with her charge, and in the end, leaves the elderly man to begin protecting his grandson as his touching story concludes on a hopeful note. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From his hospital bed, an elderly man recounts his life story to his young grandson in this poignant narrative, first published in Germany. Read full book review >

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SADIE SAPIENS by Jeff Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A powerful examination of the dog-human relationship."
Emma is surprised to find an intelligent friend in her new dog, Sadie. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Sugar, with her natural gift for rubbing down imperfections, will win readers' hearts. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Through months of homelessness and her mother's breakdown, sixth-grader Sugar Mae Cole and her puppy, Shush, demonstrate what it means to be sweet. Read full book review >

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GIL MARSH by A.C.E. Bauer
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"What's ultimately lacking, though, is a compelling link between myth and contemporary tale. (French glossary, author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Smart, handsome, athletic Gil Marsh, 17, hero of this contemporary take on the Gilgamesh epic (and first literary bromance) thinks he has no competition. Then hirsute Enko Labette shows up at Uruk High. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Part of the For Kids series, this will be particularly useful for parents and classroom teachers hoping to make the study of great music more interesting. (discography, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15) "
This introduction to the towering classical composer sets the story of his life and work in the context of the revolutionary events of early-19th-century Europe. Read full book review >

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STAND TALL by Joan Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If the story is unabashedly inspirational, maybe that's something young readers will appreciate these days—an eloquent story of ordinary heroes when 'the shock of loss was everywhere.' (Fiction. 10+)"
Tree is the tallest seventh-grade boy ever to attend Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School. Read full book review >

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SHELTERBELT by Tricia Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2000

Paradise, Nebraska, is anything but—especially for a pregnant teenager looking to escape a stifling small town and her memories of her younger brother's violent death. Read full book review >