Search Results: "Caroline Bock"


BOOK REVIEW

CAROLINE by Sarah Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction."
The Ingalls family loads everything they own onto a wagon and heads west from Wisconsin to the unsettled Kansas Territory, but this time, the tale is told from Caroline's perspective. Read full book review >

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LIE by Caroline Bock
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions. Unusual and important. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. Read full book review >

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BEFORE MY EYES by Caroline Bock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Gripping, disturbing and nuanced. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The final moments before a disturbed young man sprays bullets into a crowd at a political event form the opening of this grim but intelligent novel. Read full book review >

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AFTER CAROLINE by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Nothing groundbreaking here, but Joanna is a likably quirky heroine, and the suspense is sustained admirably right up to the very end."
Paperback veteran Hooper comes through with thrills, chills, and plenty of romance in her second hardcover (after Amanda, 1995), this time with an energetic—if formulaic—murder mystery with a clever twist. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A CARB QUEEN by Susan Blech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A less-than-gripping but still inspirational debut."
Formerly fat-bottomed girl makes her rocking world go 'round. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS CAROLINE by Kyle Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"The Scrooge is the same, but the message is muffled."
A chick-lit tweak of the Dickens classic. Read full book review >

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WHAT CAROLINE KNEW by Caryn James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"As this story's heroine evolves from being merely boring to fundamentally loathsome, so too does her tale."
In her second novel (Glorie, 1998), a New York Times culture critic travels back to the 1920s to tell a story of uptown society and the downtown art scene. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A lucid account of one of the messiest, sleaziest and most dangerous times in British history."
An examination of the 1820 prosecution of unpopular George IV's popular queen, arguing that it instigated and/or solidified a variety of cultural changes in England and perhaps prevented a civil war. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT COMEBACK OF CAROLINE JACOBS by Matthew Dicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Heartwarming and often darkly humorous, this road trip for vengeance fairly cries out for filming."
Just as easily as a middle school friend can turn into an enemy, so can a wallflower turn into a suburban warrior in this tale of a woman seeking the best comeback to a bully. Read full book review >

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GOING HOME AGAIN by Dennis Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2013

"Finely crafted, disarmingly casual prose that quietly penetrates the reader's mind and heart."
After two novels (The Communist's Daughter, 2007, etc.) prominently featuring politics and war, Bock offers a deceptively modest domestic drama about a man returning to Toronto from Italy after the breakup of his marriage. Read full book review >

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DEATH RATTLE by Carl Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A solid, involving entry in a Southwestern murder-mystery series of increasing promise."
An Arizona murder mystery revolving around border tensions and rare snakes. Read full book review >