Search Results: "Josh Kilmer-Purcell"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Effortlessly entertaining yet still heartfelt: the romance of life as an escape artist."
The true adventures of a drag queen named Aqua: her loves, her trials, her goldfish. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Though a well-worn theme, this particular merging of city and country is both sweet and savory."
A former drag queen swaps his pumps for work boots and life on a remote farm. Read full book review >

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CANDY EVERYBODY WANTS by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"A tale compromised by bizarre plot turns and an unsatisfying ending."
A debut novel by memoirist Kilmer-Purcell (I Am Not Myself These Days, 2006) that follows the adventures of a gay Midwestern, TV-obsessed teenager. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Classic, unfettered goodness with a sustainable mindset."
The dynamic stars of Planet Green TV's The Fabulous Beekman Boys offer up the ultimate volume of their most treasured, hand-me-down recipes. Read full book review >

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JOSH WHOEVER by Michael Guillebeau
Released: March 20, 2013

"First-timer Guillebeau, whose software programs reside in the International Space Station, churns out wisecracks with machine-gun rapidity. His plot may be improbable, but when the laughs come this fast and funny, who really cares?"
A con artist turns good Samaritan and pays the price. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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JOSH BAXTER LEVELS UP by Gavin Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Smartly paced and emotionally engaging, a book even those who have never held a controller will enjoy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A video game-obsessed middle schooler tackles his third new school in two years. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE JOSH GIBSON by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Johnson never disappoints; in this one memory, family stories and baseball braid together a sweetly powerful and slyly subversive tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Peck's strong, evocative pastels with their vintage look are just right for Johnson's home run of a story. Read full book review >

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Josh Climbs the Tree of Life by Lee Vranna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"A whimsical tale with plenty of zaniness that revolves around a sentimental and philosophical core."
A debut novel follows a teenager and his curious involvement with celestial beings. Read full book review >

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TRAFFICKED by Kim Purcell
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"After this, readers won't find them so easy to ignore: One could be the nanny next door. (author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Before her parents died in a terrorist bombing, Hannah was an ordinary Moldovan teen, dreaming of becoming a doctor. Now she sells carrot salad in the market and watches her future recede while her peers plan for college. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"A powerful, engrossing, well-written documentation of quiet heroism on two fronts. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
An affectingly homespun and gritty account of how US Army Colonel Ben Purcell and his wife Anne coped with his five years (1968-73) as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese. Read full book review >

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O SACRED HEAD by Nicholas Kilmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"But be warned: the preposterous solution will leave you gasping, and not in a good way."
A never-ending snowstorm socks in Boston, upending plans high and low. Read full book review >