Search Results: "Karen Estes"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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

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 >

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THE MOFFATS by Eleanor Estes
Released: Oct. 2, 1941

"The drawings by Louis Slobodkin are just right—line with humor and originality and enough sense of story."
Lots of fun on little money—that might be the theme of this delightful story of the yellow house on New Dollar Street, Cranbury, and the family who lived in it, Mama, Joey, Rufus, Sylvie and 9-year-old Jane (not to mention Madame, the bust that Mama used for trying on ladies' dresses). Read full book review >

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NOW I'M BIG! by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Faux pas aside, it's a sweet celebration of leaving baby days behind. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There's a lot to like in this book about all things "big kid." Read full book review >