Search Results: "Carrie Wilkens"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Essential outreach on embracing and effectively managing a loved one's addiction."
A sensible, family-focused guide to substance abuse. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL by Carrie Brownstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Unlike many rock star memoirs, there's no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It's revealing and riveting. On the page as in her songs, Brownstein finds the right words to give shape to experience."
First-class account of the life and times of an essential riot grrrl and the band she helped create. 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 >

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UNHOLY CITY by Carrie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Smith's first-rate police procedural provides plenty of likely suspects and a clever detective who manages to solve the crime in just five days."
The members charged with governing a church community are hiding secrets that could help solve several murders. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SPARK by Carrie Bloomston
Released: Nov. 14, 2014

"A sparkling blueprint for stimulating creativity."
A professional artist presents a guide to unlocking one's inspiration and inventiveness. Read full book review >

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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 >