Search Results: "Janice Karman"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE JANICE by Matt Burgess
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Is it possible that Burgess is doing for Queens what Junot Diaz is doing for New Jersey? No easy answer just yet, but this novel will make you wait for one to show up."
The multicultural stew pot that is contemporary Queens is served up steaming in this pungently uproarious novel about a frenzied young policewoman advancing her career one drug buy at a time. Read full book review >

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THE RITES & WRONGS OF JANICE WILLS by Joanna Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2011

"Serve to readers who like their chick lit with a side of humor. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Who better to study adolescent behavior than Janice Wills, a budding anthropologist and teenager herself? Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS by Janice Russell
adapted by Janice Russell, illustrated by Janice Russell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A good, simple edition. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An unembellished retelling of the enduring tale. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE WATER WISH by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The girls' conflict is horribly banal; coupled with the flimsy mystery and the uninspired art, it makes this a hard sell to even the most dedicated female reader. (craft instructions) (Graphic novel. 9-12)"
Fresh from solving her last crime (Claire and the Bakery Thief, 2008), the bespectacled young sleuth is on the case again. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE BAKERY THIEF by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"And while the recipes in the back of the book look yummy, there is a self-righteousness to this sketchily drawn story that will leave a bad taste in the reader's mouth. (Graphic fiction. 8-10)"
In this middle-grade graphic novel, young Claire is distressed to discover that her family is about to move from their home in the city to the all-too-rural town of Bellevale. Read full book review >

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THIS HOME WE HAVE MADE by Anna Hammond
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 1993

"At the end, two foldout pages show how the mural fits together and tell how it came to be painted—the true story, unfortunately, is a lot more interesting than the fantasy it supposedly inspired. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The authors are artists who worked with a group of formerly homeless children to paint a mural on the wall of the South Bronx apartment building in which the children and their families were then living. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Smallest of Waves by Janice Coy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A seaside mystery with an appealing heroine, but one that needs more red herrings."
In Coy's (A Table on Kilimanjaro, 2013, etc.) mystery novel, dead seals start washing up on the local beach soon after a young woman's friend disappears.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Not All Bad Comes to Harm You by Janice Mock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 27, 2015

"Inspiring, instructive memoir for cancer patients and their loved ones.
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In this debut memoir developed from her blog, a California attorney shares her transformative journey following a midlife cancer diagnosis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RATHBONES by Janice Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Chicago-based author Clark seduces with her vision and her prose but disappoints with non-epic storytelling."
Drawing on Edgar Allan Poe, Homer and Herman Melville, an ambitious saga of lineage and whaling in which Mercy and Mordecai Rathbone embark on a circular voyage in pursuit of their identities. Read full book review >

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THE TIN HORSE by Janice Steinberg
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Despite raising provocative questions about twinship, Jewish identity, family roles and betrayal, Steinberg's attempt to combine a heartstring pulling, realistic family saga and film-noirish mystery-solving feels unsatisfying and slightly bipolar."
Suspense writer Steinberg (Death in a City of Mystics, 1998, etc.) folds a missing person mystery into a Jewish multigenerational family history set in Boyle Heights, once a distinctly Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISTLE by Janice Daugharty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"An ambitious and vivid tale, by an increasingly impressive novelist."
A man fleeing sudden trouble inadvertently sets in motion a series of revelations in a small Georgia town. Read full book review >