Search Results: "Julie Klam"


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PLEASE EXCUSE MY DAUGHTER by Julie Klam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2008

"Like spending time with your least ambitious and most charming friend."
Droll account of a circuitous path to responsible adulthood. Read full book review >

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THE STARS IN OUR EYES by Julie Klam
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 18, 2017

"Entertaining but shallow. Klam is perhaps too sensible a writer to care much about the filtered world of celebrities, and her fundamental indifference to the subject, no matter how she struggles to overcome it, makes the book seem less than essential."
A collection of essays on our culture's fascination with celebrities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"Somewhat glib but highly entertaining."
Zealous, funny and rambling accounts of a New York writer's many friendships. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A realistic, joyful account."
Klam (You Had Me at Woof, 2010, etc.) offers a collection of compassionate tales of dog rescue. Read full book review >

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THE PRETTY ONE by Cheryl Klam
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 8, 2008

"Typically tepid chick-lit fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Whoever said being pretty was easy? Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO SWIM by Cheryl Klam
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 10, 2007

"Superficial and predictable. (Fiction. YA)"
Teenager Steffi Rogers can't swim. Read full book review >

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SAM THE CAT by Matthew Klam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2000

"Compulsively readable, if limited in scope: stories that bode well for a young O. Henry-winner with talent to burn."
Debut collection from a young author who specializes in the meltdown of middle-class masculinity. Read full book review >

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ETHERWORLD by Claudia Gabel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This sequel feels like it's under new management, its enticing high concept abandoned by the wayside all dressed up with no place to go. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
Safe for now behind the firewall in Elusion, the dangerously addictive virtual-reality experience Regan's dad designed, she and Josh join the race to dismantle it before its mass-market release. Read full book review >

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ELUSION by Claudia Gabel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 18, 2014

"An ingenious, compulsively readable cure for the blahs. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This series debut features a smart, surprising teaser of a plot that keeps readers off balance—in a good way—to the last page. Read full book review >

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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO by Julie Morstad
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"In these inventive scenarios, children will recognize themselves and find new ways to be. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Smart, clean design and a text built around unpunctuated phrases offer room to pause, ponder and discuss in this book of quiet joy. Read full book review >

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APPLE CAKE by Julie Paschkis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Sweethearts of any age will celebrate the joy of love and shared simple pleasures. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
Alphonse lures Ida away from her book by making a cake for her. Read full book review >