Search Results: "Caroline Mickelson"


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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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FROM MANGIA TO MURDER by Caroline Mickelson
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"An ordinary crime story improved by a dash of Italian flavor."
When an unpopular restaurateur is stabbed in the back at Sophia Mancini's family dinner party, the intrepid private eye combs through her 1940s Italian-American community on the hunt for the killer. 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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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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ARTICHOKE BOY by Scott Mickelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Artichoke Boy's joy in artichokes seems more a clinical issue than it is a bit of tomfool fun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mickelson takes a bold stab at trying to make the artichoke an object of amusement, but as vegetables go, the spiny globe is more strange than humorous. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"No paean to CBS, this brings some sense to the creation of a monster and restores some noble prestige to a medium that has all but lost it."
A gee-whiz celebration of the 1950s communications revolution that in the end manages to inspire awe for the time when public affairs mattered and people cared. Read full book review >

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PURGATORY by Monty Mickelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1993

"Fasten your seat belt."
Double-crossed, robbed, and left for dead by enterprising drug middleman Tommy Delorme, bagman Danny Castellano plots, fights, and lies his way from tiny Jerome, Arizona, to Alaska, Louisiana, and Mexico—all in his quest for a piece of Tommy and the $350,000 he took. Read full book review >

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Facing the Shards by Joy Ruth Mickelson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2016

"A moving work of memory—focusing on two sisters' wartime struggles—that helps bridge the wide gulf between childhood and adulthood."
A woman looks back on growing up in foster homes in England during World War II. Read full book review >