Search Results: "Haven Kimmel"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2001

"Not the weightiest of tomes, but quite delightful and very amusing."
Fresh and funny memoirs of a childhood in America's heartland, written by one who was born there in 1965 and can still remember the way a child experienced it. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by John Peyton Cooke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

A Seattle physician and her Chinese-American husband find out what evil lurks behind the neighborly facade of Haven, Idaho. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by John R. Maxim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Top-drawer entertainment with plenty of (some of it kinky) action that speeds the reader past the narrative's more improbable events. (First printing of 100,000)"
Maxim (The Shadow Box, 1996, etc.) offers a sturdy romantic thriller in which a couple of retired espionage agents realize that escaping their Cold War pasts may prove tougher than they reckoned. Read full book review >

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Haven by J.D.G. Perldeiner
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Creative anachronisms abound in this exciting tale of a post-apocalyptic future."
A future, medievalesque society in the remains of New England faces a new barbarism in this debut sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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IODINE by Haven Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Overwritten, lugubrious and self-consciously oblique."
Kimmel (The Used World, 2007, etc.) tells the story of an unbalanced Indiana college girl who may have been abused in childhood. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by Kay Hooper
Released: July 31, 2012

"A paranormal thriller that's sure to please both Hooper's fans and those who like the genre."
Hooper's latest in her Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series (Blood Ties, 2010, etc.) takes readers to a small North Carolina mountain town with the operatives of Haven. Read full book review >

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HAVEN by Kristi Cook
FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A final sweeping fight scene provides needed resolutions while opening the door for a sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
What begins as a magic-school story turns into yet another star-crossed romance between vampire and hunter. Read full book review >

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THE USED WORLD by Haven Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Although Kimmel can write with real charm, the characters feel manufactured in this overly schematic plot."
Kimmel returns to the rural, small-town Indiana landscape of her memoirs (She Got Up Off the Couch, 2006, etc.) and her first novel (The Solace of Leaving Early, 2002), as well as to some favorite themes—beloved mothers; absent fathers; and what it means to be a Christian today. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Fans will find this go-round less zippy (forgive the pun), but more honest."
In Kimmel's follow-up to her well-received memoir about growing up in a tiny Indiana town (A Girl Named Zippy, 2001), the "She" of the title is Kimmel's mother, whose mid-life decision to attend college in the early 1970s disrupted her family's equilibrium. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING RISING (LIGHT AND SWIFT) by Haven Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"A bit too lugubrious for an elegy, a bit too lighthearted for a caper: still, a serviceable account of a young woman finding her own way in a twilit world of regret and loss."
Second-novelist Kimmel (The Solace of Leaving Early, 2002, etc.) describes a young pool hustler's coming of age in rural 1980s Indiana. Read full book review >

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THE SOLACE OF LEAVING EARLY by Haven Kimmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2002

Several quests for religious certainty and personal fulfillment intersect melodramatically in this overwrought debut novel from the Indiana author of the memoir A Girl Named Zippy (2001). Read full book review >

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KALINE KLATTERMASTER’S TREE HOUSE by Haven Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Worth the effort, though, for those who persevere will find abundant laughter and sweet resolution. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Kaline Klattermaster, fresh out of third grade, is one of those kids who TALKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS, has a crazy mother and moves between his imaginary world and the real world with breathtaking frequency. Read full book review >