Search Results: "Karen Connelly"


BOOK REVIEW

BURMESE LESSONS by Karen Connelly
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2010

"Boldly examines Burma's tumultuous climate and nuanced cultural ethos with colorful prose and gritty self-reflection."
An American journalist explores Burma in the mid-1990s, witnessing its tyrannical regime, defiant resistance groups and distinct customs. Read full book review >

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THE LIZARD CAGE by Karen Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"A lyrical, if overlong and occasionally reductive, work—but at its core, a heartfelt humanitarian plea."
The anguished story of one protestor's resistance against the political oppression in Burma. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MIRACLE STEALER by Neil Connelly
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A thought-provoking examination of the power of faith and the human desire for a savior. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Can religious fervor spur economic development? Read full book review >

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WANNA-BE'S by Mark Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2016

"Thematically rich but overstocked with underdeveloped characters."
A short, debut novel about race, ambition, and money in modern Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COYOTE by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Bosch grabs you and shakes you — and it feels great."
Connelly dishes out another big, satisfying helping of LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch (The Concrete Blonde, 1994, etc.), returning for a fourth time in this dark, angry story of murder and obsession. Read full book review >

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CITY OF BONES by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 2002

"A bone to throw to loyalists while they wait for another case to rival A Darkness More Than Night (2001)."
Connelly takes his customary edge off Harry Bosch's latest case: the murder of a 12-year-old runaway that had never even been suspected until a playful dog turned up his bones in a shallow grave. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH WITNESS by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"'With me, it's don't ask, don't tell,' Mickey tells the starry-eyed Bullock, who wonders why this junkyard dog never asks his client if she's innocent. Though the answer isn't as mysterious as you might like, the courtroom scenes—thrust, parry, struggle for every possible advantage—are grueling enough for the most exacting connoisseur of legal intrigue."
Just in time for his movie debut this spring, Connelly brings back the Lincoln Lawyer for a satisfying case that pits him against a real-estate foreclosure mill. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop's odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits."
Harry Bosch, balancing a new pair of gigs in greater LA, tackles two cases, one of them official, one he struggles to keep as private as can be. Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF GUILT by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Not much of a thriller or a mystery, but illuminating about the ways in which the law works and doesn't."
The fifth in the best-selling Lincoln Lawyer series. Read full book review >

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ECHO PARK by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Connelly offers a stellar demonstration of why, as Harry says, 'taking it straight to the heart is the way of the true detective,' whatever the costs to himself and others."
Harry Bosch, back with the LAPD in the Open-Unresolved Unit (The Closers, 2005), wrestles with a teasing case from his salad days in Hollywood homicide. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE DIME by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Connelly diabolically teases readers with bits of exposition while scaring the hell out of them in the most accomplished slice of Hitchcock since the Master's heyday. The result is a tour de force of nerve-shredding suspense."
And now for something completely Hitchcockian from the chronicler of Harry Bosch (City of Bones, p. 205, etc.): a wrong number that spins into a full-court press against the beleaguered hero's liberty and life. Read full book review >