Search Results: "Harley Jane Kozak"


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DEAD EX by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"For drama, wit and just plain fun, every life (and death) needs a little Wollie."
What's a gal to do when her best friend is suspected of murder? Read full book review >

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DATING IS MURDER by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2005

"Lively prose, seamless plotting—and, good golly, there's Wollie."
Wollie Shellie is big-chested, big-hearted, and just as big a smash here as in her debut. Read full book review >

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A DATE YOU CAN’T REFUSE by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2009

"Though awash in subplots, Kozak's latest strikes a balanced note—sharp and witty but heartfelt."
A greeting-card illustrator goes undercover to assure safe housing for her schizophrenic brother. Read full book review >

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DATING DEAD MEN by Harley Jane Kozak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"Rejoice: Newcomer Wollie is funny, brave, smart, and altogether the fetchingest crime fiction heroine since the early Stephanie Plum."
Enterprising Wollstonecraft Shelley has to date 40 men in 60 days and somehow stay alive in this thoroughly engaging screwball debut mystery. Read full book review >

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HARLEY by Star Livingstone
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An interesting story that will appeal to kids who like uncommon animals and to any family who owns llamas. (Fiction. 6-9)"
An unusually long easy-reader format—but then llamas are unusual animals, and a guard llama that watches over a flock of sheep is even more extraordinary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"Though slow to get going, the second half of this memoir is strong stuff, with some truly amazing stories well-told."
A junkie's-eye view of three decades of addiction in Detroit and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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Rainbeau Harley by Cerredwyn Horrigan
Released: March 31, 2013

"An intimate, emotional journey through the hardships of one girl's adolescence."
In Horrigan's debut novel, a girl struggles to piece together some semblance of a normal family. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

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HARLEY, LIKE A PERSON by Cat Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An okay first novel, with a promise of better to come. (Fiction. YA)"
Living in a thoroughly dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, Harley Columba feels and hopes that she is adopted. Read full book review >

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GOD ON A HARLEY by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Christine's newfound confidence notwithstanding, just another Cinderella story."
A slight and airy, albeit well-meaning, volume in the Bridges of Madison County mode: spirituality in the form of palatable, sugarcoated smarm. Read full book review >

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WISTERIA JANE by Amber Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A valuable lesson about tact for any age. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl who takes telling the truth too far learns to temper her tongue and make up with a friend. Read full book review >