Search Results: "Joan Frances Casey"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1991

"A compelling psychological odyssey offering unique insights into a nightmare world."
Casey's thoughtful account of the formation and integration of her 24 separate personalities. Read full book review >

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FRAIL by Joan Frances Turner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"The book should be a big hit with fans of the horror-zombie genre. But it's unlikely to appeal to many readers outside that niche."
If you're undead, a zombie or simply a human who enjoys reading about them, this novel will take you for a happily horrifying ride. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY AT WOOD GREEN ANIMAL SHELTER by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Cute critters, but not strong enough to cross the pond. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
The events of a day at a combination animal shelter and veterinary office are detailed in this oversized and overly busy picture book from Casey (Beep! Read full book review >

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MY CAT JACK by Patricia Casey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Altogether, words and pictures come together to create a wonderful book for wee cat lovers. (Fiction/Picture book. 2+)"
A delightful romp through a typical day with the narrator's black-and-white cat, Jack, who is shown as he yawns, stretches up, stretches down, scratches, curls, plays, laps, pounces, purrs, and washes. Read full book review >

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HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"If readers can get past this less-than-charming stand-in for Veronica Mars, they should enjoy this page-turner. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A teenage girl–turned-detective unravels the truth behind her doppelgänger cousin's tragic demise in this moody crime novel. Read full book review >

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The Trials of Christopher Mann by Casey Charles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2013

"A lucid, gratifying novel with appeal for both LGBT readers and anyone interested in a particularly pivotal slice of San Francisco history."
History and melodrama combine in this brisk novel centered on the murder of gay rights political advocate Harvey Milk. Read full book review >

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CRYING BLOOD by Donis Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Alafair's sixth (The Sky Took Him, 2009, etc.) will appeal to history buffs and Hillerman aficionados. The book includes sections on hog butchering, favorite old-time recipes, the history of the Indian Territory and land allotment, as well as a guide to Creek pronunciation."
Hogs aren't the only things that get butchered in 1915 Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF A RELUCTANT PRINCESS by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An effective combination of traditional and modern YA elements."
A hilarious, angst-ridden YA novel about a teenage girl acclimating to life at a new high school by Griffin (Beauty and the Wiener: A Rescue Dog Romance, 2017, etc.).Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT by John Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"Not a handbook for students but a guidebook for thinking about fiction."
National Book Award–winning novelist Casey (English/Univ. of Virginia; Compass Rose, 2010, etc.) waxes thoughtful about his craft in a collection of essays, some nearly 20 years old. Read full book review >

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CRISIS INVESTING FOR THE REST OF THE '90s by Douglas Casey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An offbeat investment guide that poses an idiosyncratic challenge to conventional wisdom and pieties. (Helpful charts and tabular material throughout)"
Among the high-profile fortunetellers who profitably dispense doomsday fiscal counsel (Batra, Browne, Granville, Ruff, et al.), Casey ranks as one of the few with real insight. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING by Jane Casey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Casey (The Missing, 2010) excels at precinct backbiting, sexism and romance. She's less surefooted at winding up her plot, resorting to a major and unlikely confession."
A South London serial killer gets too much credit. Read full book review >

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FAMILY FIRST by Lloyd Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An engaging if scattershot valedictory, full of hard-won insights."
A man reflects on a richly variegated life of child rearing, career upheavals, spiritual searching and quixotic political crusades in this colorful, rambling memoir. Read full book review >