Search Results: "Karen Giblin"


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2011

"Practical, tasty eating for menopause and beyond."
Two of the country's top menopause experts combine more than 130 recipes with facts and heart-healthy tips for a delectable midlife, and earn a ringing endorsement from Preventive Medicine Research Institute's Dr. Dean Ornish. 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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DID FLEMING RESCUE CHURCHILL? by James Cross Giblin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Some adults may be taken aback by Jason's use of Fleming's first name, but all who deal with young researchers will welcome this realistic account, which contains unobtrusive yet valuable instruction from a Sibert Award-winning author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Assigned to write a report on Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, fifth-grader Jason despairs of finding enough to fill three pages until he finds an interesting anecdote on the Internet—but is it true? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 23, 2005

"Add this far-ranging work to Civil War collections, histories of American theater and other fine nonfiction works by the author. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Edwin Booth was the greatest classical actor of his day and did much to pave the way for the respect theater now has in our country. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ADOLF HITLER by James Cross Giblin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 22, 2002

"An essential purchase. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Opening with an overview of dictators through history, Giblin (The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, 2000, etc.), always a graceful, unemotional stylist, traces the life and actions of the leader of "the thousand year Reich" in a straightforward and lucid manner. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1999

"This well-documented book is packed full of information about a man, his work, and an exciting, expanding period in natural history. (index, not seen, b&w photos & reproductions, bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
PLB 0-06-027494-8 An enthralling step-by-step account of Charles Willson Peale's 1801 excavation of two near-complete mastodon skeletons. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Women of Our Time'' series, the first biography from an author noted for innovative looks at social history (Milk, 1986). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"An author's note provides commentary on the story's centuries-old origins. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An authentic Arthurian romance inspired this foray into fiction for Giblin (When Plague Strikes, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >