Search Results: "Conrad Wesselhoeft"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"As complex as life itself, this novel addresses serious topics without taking itself too seriously. (Fiction. 14-18)"
There is a place where Arlo goes to break free—free from his mother's recent murder, his father's grief, his sister's progressing Huntington's disease. In this place, the Drone Zone, it all falls away and there is just the moment. Read full book review >

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ADIOS, NIRVANA by Conrad Wesselhoeft
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"It's all kind of a mess, but at least it's a high-energy, appealing one. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Seattle high-school junior Jonathan's life has turned upside down since he won a major poetry contest shortly after his twin brother's death. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 5, 2005

"Livy's deus ex machina is a song of her mother's, so she can make peace with the band, her grandparents and her new boyfriend in perfect wish-fulfillment bliss. (Fiction. YA)"
Chick-lit lit with music. Read full book review >

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MADEMOISELLE BENOIR by Christine Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"A love letter to la belle France in the form of a lumpy romance."
A May/September love story set in contemporary rural France, based on actual events. Read full book review >

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THE MARRYING KIND by Heather Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A sometimes irreverent, sometimes poignant story of growing apart, growing together and growing up."
Sex in the City in the '70s and beyond. Read full book review >

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THE HITCHCOCK MURDERS by Peter Conrad
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Even if the argument sometimes seems like an endless series of digressions, however, it never makes less than an entertaining and illuminating case for the unity of Hitchcock's half-century of films. (20 b&w photos)"
A wide-ranging, though eccentric, tour of Alfred Hitchcock's agreeably scary cinema. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1991

"Useful as historical and literary background."
The author of Prairie Songs (1985) tells the true story of one of its prominently featured characters—the photographer whose work provided a context for the book's often tragic events. Read full book review >

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MY DANIEL by Pam Conrad
Released: May 10, 1989

"An absorbing story."
Julia Summerwaite, 80, flies east from Nebraska to take her two grandchildren to the American Museum of Natural History, and to tell them about the most significant event in her life, when—during her 12th summer in the 1880's—her brother discovered, on the family farm, the bones of the "brontosaurus" now on display in the museum. Read full book review >

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L.A. CANDY by Lauren Conrad
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Completely unremarkable, with an unresolved ending. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Everyday girls find their lives are everyone else's business when they're picked to star in a Sex and the City-style reality show. Read full book review >

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BLUE WILLOW by Pam Conrad
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Gallagher's artwork is lovely, crowded with incidentals from the story and setting; the faces are animated, sometimes peeking out at readers, and inviting them into the substantial text. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The 18th-century "blue willow" pattern, with its teahouse, hump-backed bridge, and willow tree, has inspired storytellers to shape a tale about the design's origins; here the fundamental elements of the story combine in Conrad's tale of love and loss. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE LUSITANIA by Conrad Allen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A bit underplotted, but Allen, in his maiden voyage under his own colors, offers a smooth style and a firm grasp of period language and detail that make for a generally entertaining trip."
Prolonging the season for doomed luxury liners, Allen sets this mild diversion on the Lusitania's 1907 maiden voyage. Read full book review >