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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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SAY IT AIN'T SO by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Lenny is thrown several curves as he solves the mystery and finds a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a friend in this satisfying caper. (Mystery. 8-12)"
The second installment in the Lenny & the Mikes mysteries finds Lenny Norbeck and his friends Mike and Other Mike in seventh grade with a new case to solve. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >

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STRIKE THREE, YOU'RE DEAD by Josh Berk
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An enjoyable baseball story that young fans will follow all the way to the bottom of the ninth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Lenny Norbeck thought the contest to win a chance to broadcast one inning of a Phillies game would be fun. But it is murder. Literally. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
What kid doesn't dream of swashbuckling adventures in faraway places, freed from the strictures of parents, school, siblings and caregivers? Tom Trelawney gets to experience a real adventure in this rollicking tale, but it may just be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INCARNATE by Josh Stolberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Somehow, Stolberg makes this bizarre twist on an improbable condition believable and even compelling, as readers root against reason for her heroine to be right and everyone else to be wrong."
A young psychiatrist risks her career to help a young woman with an atypical case of dissociative identity disorder. Read full book review >