Search Results: "Karen Bass"


BOOK REVIEW

KAREN MEMORY by Elizabeth Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Supplies all the Bear necessities: strong female characters, existential threats, intriguing developments and a touch of the light fantastic."
Steampunk: Something of a new venture for Bear, whose previous output (Steles of the Sky, 2014, etc.) has ranged from heroic fantasy to science fiction, often with an embedded murder mystery.Read full book review >

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TWO TIMES A TRAITOR by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"Still, time travel is a thrilling concept, and the tale overflows with compelling action, more than making up for minor flaws. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
After fighting with his controlling dad while the family tours the Citadel in Halifax, Laz runs off—and then somehow slips through time to 1745. Read full book review >

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THE HILL by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Suspenseful, fast-paced, and hard to put down. (Adventure. 11-18)"
The crash landing of his father's private jet in the Canadian wilderness leaves rich white kid Jared stunned and the pilot badly injured, but it soon becomes clear that those are the very least of the 15-year-old's problems. Read full book review >

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GRAFFITI KNIGHT by Karen Bass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"A different kind of war story, highly recommended. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This gripping page-turner set in 1947 East Germany explores the aftereffects of war and occupation. Read full book review >

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DRUMMER GIRL by Karen Bass
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fast paced and insightful, a good choice for teen readers, especially those interested in music. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A girl obsessed with music must deal with sexual harassment as she struggles to fit in with a band. Read full book review >

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UNCERTAIN SOLDIER by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"The story's complexity and the believably depicted historical setting help to compensate for this coming-of-age tale's unevenness. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Reluctant German soldier Erich, just 17 and part English—a fact he carefully conceals—has been incarcerated in a Canadian prisoner-of-war camp since recovering from injuries sustained when his ship sunk. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"In the interim, however, this serves as a fine introduction to a stimulating thinker whose influence continues to rise as therapy becomes more pragmatic and less dogmatic."
Eminently useful, although somewhat contradictory, this admiring intellectual biography of an iconoclastic psychoanalyst recapitulates the strengths and weaknesses of its subject's thought. Read full book review >

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Karen Lost and Found by Karen Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"An unforgettable memoir about a lesser-known legacy of domestic violence."
Wilson's first-person account of living with a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1997

"He might be out there stalking them, but no one will doubt Reiger's love of the striper after finishing this book. (22 line drawings, not seen)"
A pleasantly avuncular history and reminiscence of striped- bass fishing from Field and Stream conservation editor Reiger (Heron Hill Chronicle, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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How I Married Karen by Robert J. Avrech
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A delightfully romantic, true story of unabashed, unapologetic and unwavering persistence."
A memoir about a young man's coming-of-age as an Orthodox Jew in New York and his protracted courtship of his wife. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Completely captivating—begs to be made into a movie. (Historical fiction/nonfiction. 10-14)"
Paulsen takes the few facts known about this remarkable man and shapes them into a compelling, even elegant narrative—brief sections of historical fact between longer, fictionalized tales of the boy Bass Reeves was and the man he became. Read full book review >

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BASS ACKWARDS AND BELLY UP by Elizabeth Craft
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"While this story lacks the magic—literally and figuratively—of the Sisterhood novels, it's sure to find similar fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Call this chick-lit rip-off, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: After Graduation. Read full book review >