Search Results: "Karen Finneyfrock"


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STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE by Karen Finneyfrock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"Both Starbird and readers will expand their worlds. (Fiction. 13-18)"
One teen's intriguing search for identity amid life in a religious cult. Read full book review >

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THE SWEET REVENGE OF CELIA DOOR by Karen Finneyfrock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Although the story drags in places and the resolution feels forced, girls should sympathize with Celia and Drake and root for their success. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Revenge may be sweet, but the joys of friendship and following your own star prove even sweeter in this engaging, low-key novel about a creative, rebellious youngster. 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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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A satisfying novel."
Narrated by a savant rescued from a feral existence by a woman who discovers her in the basement of the house she inherits in Mazatlán, Mexico, this is a novel of ideas masquerading as a story about sustainable tuna fishing. Preposterous as that sounds, it's an assured and satisfying debut. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SHOE by Matt Pavelich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"The powerful concluding scenes race like thunderstorms across the Rockies in this arresting work."
On an isolated slope in Montana's Rocky Mountains, at a place called Fitchet Creek, Calvin Teague lies dead. Read full book review >

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COCKATIELS AT SEVEN by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2008

"Meg's ninth (The Penguin Who Knew Too Much, 2007, etc.) is less a mystery than another exercise in riotously extended domestic crisis that happens to include a corpse."
Ornamental blacksmith Meg Langslow, who's evidently never passed through a life-cycle event that wasn't marked by farcical mishaps, gets an unexpected chance to rehearse her parenting skills. Read full book review >

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THE BAD MOTHER’S HANDBOOK by Kate Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Lots of cranky and skillfully artless charm goes into pulling the inevitable heartstrings."
Three generations of plucky women live, love, and argue under one roof in this UK bestseller, which, we're told, made former schoolteacher Long a rags-to-riches media darling. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Accomplished stuff, even if the subtleties of the prose are rather strikingly at odds with the caveman ethics imputed to the male leads."
Think your Thanksgiving with the relatives was tough? Read full book review >