Search Results: "Karen Clarkson"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Clarkson's evocative illustrations bathe each scene in a soft light that accentuates the warmth of the family's love. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A grandmother's life story centers this welcome depiction of a contemporary Choctaw family. 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 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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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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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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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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BRONX REQUIEM by John Clarkson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Readers who take their novels strong and dark will savor this one. But if you want sweetness and light, move along. There's nothing to see here."
A fast-moving, bloody visit to the Bronx featuring the return of tough guy James Beck (Among Thieves, 2015). Read full book review >

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AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Readers who want a likable protagonist to root for won't find one here. Yet it's a well-told, over-the-top tale long enough to keep a passenger occupied on a coast-to-coast flight."
A bad guy-versus-bad guy thriller in which the best outcome might be for everyone to die. Read full book review >

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JOHN TRAVOLTA by Wensley Clarkson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Travolta deserves a serious book. This is not it."
Incoherent mash note to the man in the white suit. Read full book review >

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REED’S PROMISE by John Clarkson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 17, 2001

"Well researched, but this time Clarkson might better have taken a page from James M. Cain's insurance classic, Double Indemnity. Waspish words grip where bullets only thud."
Heavy-hitter Clarkson whacks a two-bagger rather than cleaning the plates as usual. Read full book review >

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NEW LOTS by John Clarkson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 1998

"Hard-driving realism."
Thrillingly complex drug-war novel set in Brooklyn's Brownsville section, with steel-edged dialogue, and intensively researched by Clarkson (And Justice for One, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"For a far more compelling dissection of Tarantino and his contemporaries, see Sharon Waxman's excellent Rebels on the Backlot (2005), which offers three vital qualities sorely lacking here: access, context and insight."
Super-uncool biography of the supercool filmmaker. Read full book review >