Search Results: "Karen Day"


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NO CREAM PUFFS by Karen Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"Since controversy still surrounds girls playing football, this fine sports story is fresh and relevant. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Baseball provides fertile ground for exploring cultural and personal issues in this satisfying novel set in the summer of 1980. 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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A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON by Karen Day
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"A pleasant but never compelling effort that captures the flavor of preteen-hood even if it misses the mark with its protagonist. (Fiction. 9-13)"
With sixth grade—and elementary school—finally over, Lucy is excited about summer. Read full book review >

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TALL TALES by Karen Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"Realistic, with an auspicious ending. (Fiction. 10-13)"
New town, new school, same old family problems. 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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BEST IN SHOW by Karen LeFrak
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A final page of 'infurmation' answers some questions about dog shows but doesn't make up for the lack of definitions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl named Abby helps train a white standard poodle in this predictable story about the world of show dogs. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH DAY by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"A promising start to a new trilogy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Jax wakes to an empty world, believing that he is the sole survivor of some terrible event. However, his isolation ends after only one day when he wakes again to life as usual. 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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DAY by A.L. Kennedy
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Living within Day's consciousness can be a claustrophobic reading experience."
In a novel set in the years after World War II, occasional flights of poetry can't compensate for a lack of narrative momentum. Read full book review >

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SUMMER BEACH DAY by Liesbet Slegers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Appealing nonfiction for the littlest learners. (Board book. 1-3)"
A toddler's introduction to the beach becomes a vehicle to present some basic concepts and vocabulary. Read full book review >