Search Results: "Carrie Hagen"


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CARRIE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1974

"But as they still say around here, 'Sit a spell and collect yourself.'"
Figuratively and literally shattering moments of hoRRRRRipilication in Chamberlain, Maine where stones fly from the sky rather than from the hands of the villagers (as they did in "The Lottery," although the latter are equal to other forms of persecution). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A slice of American crime history both instructive and tragically entertaining."
The story of an 1874 kidnapping in Philadelphia that received sustained national attention. Read full book review >

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SISTER CARRIE by Lauren Fairbanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"Pretentious nonsense."
Like Kathy Acker, first-novelist Fairbanks finds inspiration for her barely readable word collage in the works of Joyce, Beckett, and Burroughs. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIE DIARIES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Yes, the sex, drugs and drinking will titillate, but Carrie's sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Before she made a name for herself as a New York City sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw lived in a small Connecticut town and navigated the perils of high school, the events of which she narrates here in the present tense. Read full book review >

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CARRIE AND ME by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A mediocre book, but it's not difficult to understand why Burnett wrote it. Instead of buying it, rent Tokyo Pop, a 1988 cult classic starring a young, radiant Hamilton."
Comedian Burnett (This Time Together, 2010, etc.) limns her relationship with her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer at age 38. Read full book review >

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YOUR ALLURING LOVE by Layla Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A sexy, satisfying romance.

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In this sequel, Hagen (Your Tempting Love, 2017, etc.) focuses on another member of the Bennett family as Alice tries to snag her childhood crush once and for all.Read full book review >

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The Mango Tree by Robert Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2015

"A collection of intriguing characters too often situated in disjointed narratives."
A debut series of short stories set in locations around the world and told from a wide range of perspectives. Read full book review >

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THE LAMENTS by George Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2004

"Newcomer Hagen's understanding of the mix of love, banality, humor, and sadness that are the features of family life is deep and nearly flawless: a lovely book."
The mid-century progress of a fragile but hugely likable family from colonial Africa to suburban New Jersey. Read full book review >

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JUBILEE MANOR by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Even the requisite romance is drowned in florid prose and uneven characterization. (Science fiction. 13-15)"
Madeline Landry, the daughter of one of the richest and most powerful noble houses of a nuclear future, hopes to empower society's weakest without endangering her own wealth and comfort. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE RAVEN'S RIDDLE by George Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Hagen's first children's book, flavored with Norse mythology, is brimful of antic energy and inventive flair, like the best middle-grade fantasies; readers, like baby birds, will devour it and clamor for future installments. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Aunt Jaz has always evaded Gabriel's questions about his father's disappearance and won't discuss Uncle Corax (whose unpleasant, bird-of-prey visage hangs among the family portraits in their Brooklyn mansion); then shortly before Gabriel's 12th birthday, she gives him his father's childhood notebook, which reveals the magical bond between humans and ravens. Read full book review >

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LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Regency romances can combine well with science fiction (Lois McMaster Bujold's accessible adult novel A Civil Campaign (1999) does so brilliantly), but this awkward merger of the two will convince few. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
Regency romance sits uneasily in a dystopian throwback future. Read full book review >

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TOM BEDLAM by George Hagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2007

"Like the Forsytes saga, worth continuing for four or five more volumes."
The author of the remarkably fine The Laments (2004) returns with another deceptively modest but deeply satisfying story of an intelligent and prickly family and the difficulty of love. Read full book review >