Search Results: "Carrie Kabak"


BOOK REVIEW

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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COVER THE BUTTER by Carrie Kabak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2005

"Kabak's gift for describing wonderful food and décor, and her way of encapsulating decades in a few swift strokes, take this tale beyond the standard middle-age revenge formula."
A woman in her 40s sheds toxic parents and boorish husband for Provençal sun. 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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BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A slight but well-crafted and heartfelt effort."
Vaughn, who's competent in many subgenres, eschews werewolves (Kitty Saves the World, 2015), superheroes (Dreams of the Golden Age, 2014), dragons (Refuge of Dragons, 2017), and spacefarers (Martians Abroad, 2017) for a smaller-scale story, an intimate post-apocalyptic mystery. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELIES by Carrie Firestone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This unlikely story is likely to be a hit. (Fiction. 14-18)"
With her best friend headed off to camp and college, Sadie Sullivan knew that the summer before her senior year was bound to be different, but she never could have imagined how different it would be. Read full book review >

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JUST A GIRL by Carrie Mesrobian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"An authentic, smart read for older teens. (Fiction. 14-18) "
A high school senior whose mother has given her an ultimatum that she must leave home immediately after graduation struggles to decide what she will do next. Read full book review >

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WHAT LOVE IS by Carrie Jenkins
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Those who don't already have a good idea what love is before beginning the volume won't have gained one by its conclusion."
In her first book, Jenkins (Philosophy/Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver) examines romantic love as a phenomenon at the intersection of biology and social convention. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN CITY by Carrie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Readers familiar with the genre will easily be able to solve the mystery in Smith's story, but the quick-moving plot keeps it enjoyable."
A cancer survivor fights to stay healthy while trying to keep her job as one of New York's best detectives. Read full book review >

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THE LOOSE ENDS LIST by Carrie Firestone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A poignant and important story about compassion, love, and the decision to live life on your own terms—right up to the very last minute: all aboard. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A cancer diagnosis derails a teen's summer plans. Read full book review >