Search Results: "Chrissy Krakowieki Searcy"


BOOK REVIEW

POPPY'S COMBINE by Beth E. Meyerson
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Books that address grief are always in need, and Meyerson's gentle words and child-centered perspective will provide comfort to young readers."
Sensitive text is paired with uneven artwork in this picture book designed to help children cope with the loss of a grandparent. Read full book review >

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CHARMED PARTICLES by Chrissy Kolaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"If the novel occasionally seems to lack subtlety—the phrase 'on the nose' sometimes comes to mind—it's rescued by the sheer strength of its extremely inviting characters."
Part immigration story, part Midwestern pastoral, Kolaya's charming debut maps the schisms of a small Illinois town that's divided over a proposal to build a Superconducting Super Collider at the local research lab. Read full book review >

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LAST THINGS by David Searcy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Many will fade early—and miss the immensely funny, weird-ass, bottom-dog East Texas dialogue that carries us over the dense prose."
Horror whose joys enter from the eye's edge, demanding, Read me twice, read me twice. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY HORROR by David Searcy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Slow, even head-nodding at times, but common details take on an uncommon second life here."
Texan Searcy's first novel eschews the usual gore and bloodletting of the horror genre, finding chills enough in the daily lights and sounds around the house. Read full book review >

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SHAME AND WONDER by David Searcy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Ultimately, meaning and mystery coexist in Searcy's mind, and his offbeat, exciting writing will resonate with readers for whom 'you never know' and 'who knew?' might be mantras."
A Texas essayist goes looking for meaning in all the right places. Read full book review >

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MONKEYS IN MY HEAD by Chrissy Lim
by Chrissy Lim, illustrated by Dara Toe, developed by PaperPlaneCo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2012

"Meager monkey business. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Engaging artwork, superb narration and one extra-sparkly page fail to keep this disjointed story about self-esteem afloat. Read full book review >