Search Results: "Carole King"


BOOK REVIEW

A NATURAL WOMAN by Carole King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"A warm, winning read that showcases baby-boomer culture at its best."
An acclaimed singer-songwriter invites fans into her personal life. Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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A THING OF WONDER
by Julie Danielson

Here is something poet and Newbery author Kwame Alexander writes in the preface of his brand-new book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, coming to shelves in March. I think I literally applauded when I read this, since sadly, poetry is sometimes the neglected child in language arts educational programs across the country:

“I remember reading and reading lots of ...

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTING OF TORRE ABBEY by Carole Buggé
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"First-class work."
Another episode in a series resurrecting Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (The Star of India, 1997). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2011

"By nature depressing, but shot through with rays of optimism."
A guided tour through the perplexing realm of missing persons. Read full book review >

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A REASON TO KILL by Carole Sojka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Promising launch of an appealing contemporary female detective series set in the Sunshine State."
In this mystery series debut, Andi Battaglia conducts her first murder investigation for the Burgess Beach Police Department in Florida, uncovering the secrets of a volunteer group of wildlife supporters. Read full book review >

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MOTHER AND CHILD by Carole Maso
Released: July 10, 2012

"Only for the most determined aficionados of the avant-garde."
More gorgeously written, dramatically inert fiction from Maso (Defiance, 1998, etc.), this time set in a vaguely apocalyptic landscape. Read full book review >