Search Results: "Carrie Karasyov"


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THE INFIDELITY PACT by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2007

"Karasyov's quartet of bratty heroines sorely lack likeability."
From Karasyov (Wolves in Chic Clothing, with Jill Kargman, 2005, etc.), a chatty novel about women who cheat. Read full book review >

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WOLVES IN CHIC CLOTHING by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"An airy soufflé that, to its credit, never overreaches."
Countergirl gets fab new job at beloved jewelry store, but beware: the richies have claws. Read full book review >

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JET SET by Carrie Karasyov
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Part Gossip Girl, part Cinderella, this lighthearted, designer-label-laden look at teen relationship angst is predictable yet entertaining. (Fiction. YA)"
Yearning to put down roots after years of moving because of her career-Army dad, sophomore and rising tennis champ Lucy Peterson earns a scholarship to the elite Van Pelt Academy in Switzerland while her family is stationed in Germany. Read full book review >

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TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (EX) BOYFRIEND by Carrie Jones
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Clumsy comma splices and absences, along with awkward repetition, distract from an emotional story that's otherwise true at heart. (Fiction. YA)"
This touching tale about a teenage girl whose boyfriend turns out to be gay is marred by prose that is seemingly unedited. Read full book review >

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GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"But readers will respond to the self-aware but vulnerable Lily as she grows over time into her own unique hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a quirky but deliberate voice both serious and funny, Lily navigates her complicated life by writing to John Wayne. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels 'ungettable') and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ('Your sigh smells like sorrow'). (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Read full book review >

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THE DARK by Carrie Brown
Released: April 21, 1995

"It would help to miss the Sixties a lot before you dip in."
Five teenaged kids set up a still on the grounds of the old Sunstrike commune in the hills of Washington and drink themselves silly. Read full book review >

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EVERYMAN’S RULES FOR SCIENTIFIC LIVING by Carrie Tiffany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"Lapidary prose and keen historical feeling make it hard to believe this is a first novel."
Young wife confronts her husband's emotional failings Down Under. Read full book review >

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THE GODMOTHER by Carrie Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Unusually child-centered for chick-lit—and considerably too long—but engaging enough."
A perky debut considers whether a Londoner's life of drinking, clubbing and one-night stands is more enviable than her friends' bumpy marriages and parenting woes. 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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THE ROPE WALK by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Brown (Confinement, 2004, etc.) has a delicate flair for language and the telling detail, but her Hallmark Hall of Fame tendencies are sickly-sweet."
A ten-year-old girl in a small Vermont town broadens her horizons while confronting the harsher reality presented by her new friendship with a young boy and an artist dying of AIDS. Read full book review >

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The STATE OF GRACE by Carrie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An often engaging mystery, bolstered by complex, well-developed characters, exotic locations and an effective narrative structure."
In Hannah's debut novel, the past and present collide in unexpected and dangerous ways as a woman searches for her missing friend. Read full book review >