Search Results: "Cris Carter"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A mix of autobiography, cautionary tale and football-geek analysis that will provide die-hards with some insight into one of the sport's most prominent positions."
NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Carter (co-author: Born to Believe, 2000) offers his take on the position's growing importance to professional football and why it attracts and creates some of the game's biggest personalities. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The author's enthusiasm for her subject will communicate itself to readers, even those who never dreamed they'd be interested, making this the best kind of discovery. (time line, notes, bibliography, suggested reading, places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
The history of colonial-era North America is usually presented to children in terms of settlement—think Jamestown and Plymouth—but this treatment too often ignores the fascinating development and expansion of the fur trade that drove much of the European interest in the continent. Read full book review >

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NEECEY’S LULLABY by Cris Burks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2006

"Painfully earnest and overheated."
The sorrows seem endless in this novel, which tracks a generation of abuse, loss and self-destruction within a black family living on Chicago's south side. Read full book review >

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FORMER VIRGIN by Cris Mazza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Mazza's talent can be striking when she chooses to exercise it."
A third collection from the ``postfeminist'' author whose previous works (Dog People, 1997, etc.) have established her as one of the quirkier voices on the scene today. Read full book review >

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TO THE END OF JUNE by Cris Beam
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An engrossing, well-researched examination of important social issues."
Journalist Beam examines what is needed to improve the way we care for troubled families and children. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

This is the delightful story of a middle-sized, Midwestern farm in Wisconsin as told in the first-person narration of Gary Peterson, husband of the author. Read full book review >

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GIRL BESIDE HIM by Cris Mazza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"An ambitious but intrusively 'literary' novel of people and animals, the animals this time far more interesting than the people."
Mazza (Dog People, 1997, etc.) weaves together faxes, italicized internal musings, flashback dialogue, standard narrative, and letters typed on an old-fashioned manual machine to explore the convergence of a wildlife biologist's personal identity crisis with another crisis in the natural world. Read full book review >

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EXPOSED by Cris Mazza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1994

"A disappointing effort from a writer with an abundance of talent but, in this case, a lack of direction."
The author of a previous novel (How to Leave a Country, 1992) and several collections of ambiguous short stories creates a nightmarish chain of events with no resolution. Read full book review >

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YOUR NAME HERE:_________ by Cris Mazza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"A few well-crafted and moving moments, then, but ultimately tedious and grating."
From the author of Exposed (1994), etc.: another tense, slightly out-of-focus personal drama, but this one runs on too long, its effect dissipated by its own relentless intensity. Read full book review >

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WATERBABY by Cris Mazza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2007

"Although Mazza almost drowns her novel in detail and alternative story lines that don't quite go anywhere, the overall result packs a lingering wallop."
From the ambitious Mazza (Girl Beside Him, 2001, etc.), an overstuffed novel about an emotionally paralyzed woman who finds herself living out a ghost story on the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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I AM J by Cris Beam
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"It was just good and bad and interesting and fucked-up and very human, like anything else.' (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Finally, a book about a transgender teen that gives its central character a life in which gender and transition matter but do not define his existence! Read full book review >

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HOW TO LEAVE A COUNTRY by Cris Mazza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Wry and compelling, overall, but mannered, even tricky—more the work of a short-story writer in the process of becoming a novelist than of a novelist who has hit her stride."
Mazza's first novel (after two collections, Is it Sexual Harassment Yet?, Animal Acts): a clever, experimental fiction that's very good at capturing the everyday absurdity of cockeyed conversations between odd people trying on ideas or experiences for size, but that ends with a narcissistic whimper instead of a bang. Read full book review >