Search Results: "Karen Estes"


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PLANE OF THE ECLIPTIC by Karen Estes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Fanciful reading for a mainstream audience."
Estes' debut novel traces the mysterious unraveling of a woman's neat, well-ordered life as dream and reality merge in strange and unexpected ways. 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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A FIELD OF INNOCENCE by Jack Estes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"An exciting, personal retelling of time in Vietnam, though a narrative imbalance distracts from reflections on the true effects of war."
In his memoir, Estes revisits his time in Vietnam and attempts to convey the brutality of war and its effect on young men. Read full book review >

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A Soldier's Son by Jack Estes

"A complex novel of the past and the future, fathers and sons, war and redemption, and the devastating impact of large-scale violence on both the perpetrators and the victims."
A Vietnam veteran wrestles with the demons of his war as his son goes off to fight in Iraq. Read full book review >

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MANUELA'S GIFT by Kristyn Rehling Estes
Released: May 1, 1999

"The images are so compelling that readers will want more time to savor them before the tension in the text forces them forward. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this impressive first effort from two newcomers, Manuela longs for a new yellow dress for her birthday. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK by Kelli Estes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though there are a few unnecessary coincidences, Estes' debut is a pleasing blend of historical fiction and contemporary drama."
In a house on Orcas Island, the stories of two young women unfold: a 19th-century Chinese-American and a recent college graduate trying to piece together a mystery left behind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"These three self-proclaimed believers have actually debunked every paranormal abduction phenomenon with a well-reasoned terrestrial explanation. (Radio satellite tour)"
A well-written anti-abduction perspective on alien encounters that systematically examines and refutes each argument used by abduction proponents. Read full book review >

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SQUISHED! by S. L. Estes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2013

"A book that delivers didactic sermons instead of an evocative story."
A pious debut account of a church split that focuses mostly on devotional guidance. Read full book review >