Search Results: "Carrie Rosten"


BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE LEIBERMAN by Carrie Rosten
FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"A glossary of Chinese, Yiddish and fashion terms is appended, and it's as funny as the rest of the bonbons in this verbal box of candy. (Fiction. YA)"
The granddaughter of Leo Rosten and the great-niece of William Steig makes a modest but amusing contribution to chick lit as trendy as soy chai lattes. Read full book review >

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BAD HAIR DAY by Carrie Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"When characters respond to the possibility of a werewolf preying on their town with lines like 'You don't understand.…I'm Team Edward!' what's not to love? (Horror humor. 13 & up)"
Kate Grable can't catch a break. Read full book review >

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BAD TASTE IN BOYS by Carrie Harris
FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"A hilarious frolic, especially for fans of Shaun of the Dead. (Zombie humor. 12 & up)"
A geeky girl gets the guy in this comic romp through a high school infested with zombies. Read full book review >

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VOICES OF DRAGONS by Carrie Vaughn
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Once the action gets going—the military is moving in on Dragon, the dragons are gearing up for war, people are getting killed and only Kay and Artegal (the dragon) have any hope of averting disaster—this is a fast-paced read; sadly, it takes way too long to get there and any real payoff is saved for later volumes. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
What is it about dragons in the western United States (Robin McKinley's Dragonhaven, 2007, and, to a lesser extent, Patricia Wrede's Thirteenth Child, 2009), and when will someone figure out how to make these stories really soar? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEED by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Twi-lite. (Fantasy. YA)"
Leaving behind her warmly quirky realism to jump on the supernatural-romance bandwagon, Jones leans too hard on overly recognizable motifs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSTANT WINNER by Carrie Fountain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Suited to an audience of like-minded, weary-to-the-bone readers who will find much to sympathize with in these pages."
Poems that commemorate, if not exactly celebrate, the state of motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A tender and pragmatic immersion into the bewildering depths of a terrifying illness."
Diagnosed at age 40 with a rare form of cancer, a writer and mother recounts the medical, familial and personal challenges of facing a life-threatening condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEDDING DRESS by Carrie Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1992

"Part of the University of Iowa's regional Bur Oak series—and most likely to interest devotees of prairie chronicle literature."
A first collection set in North Dakota among Nordic-Americans and mostly at the time of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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CONFINEMENT by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2004

"Much too much: an elegant and intensely moving story gets bogged down in its own ruminations."
Brooding and elegiac account of an Austrian refugee who begins a new life in America but can't get free of either his troubled memories or his bad luck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"No evil is a match for the witty and happily married Darcys, a moral to which the marriage-obsessed Mrs. Bennet would wholeheartedly subscribe."
Less pride, more prejudice. Read full book review >

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MARTIANS ABROAD by Carrie Vaughn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Reading far more like a book for young teenagers than one with a strictly adult audience, this easygoing adventure has an affable appeal."
Vaughn (Dreams of the Golden Age, 2014, etc.) offers a stand-alone that finds a Martian colonist struggling to adapt to life on Earth. Read full book review >