Search Results: "Karen Greco"


BOOK REVIEW

Hell's Belle by Karen Greco
Released: June 17, 2013

"A refreshing addition to the well-stocked vampire genre."
Another action-packed, supernatural crime-fighting offering from Greco (Bloody Boulevard, 2013). Read full book review >

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CYRIL THE MANDRILL by Francesca Greco
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"No replacement for the classic, but an acceptable alternative and a small lesson in acceptance of those who are different. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Greco switches species and locale on Leo Lionni's Frederick (1967), but keeps the basic plot. Read full book review >

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THE LADY WITH THE PURPLE HAT by Otilia Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2017

"A breezy, soap opera-style story frothed with equal parts jealousy, vengeance, greed, and glamour."
A melodrama features a scorned wife and her dire desire to end up a grieving widow rather than an embittered ex-spouse. Read full book review >

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NOW AND YESTERDAY by Stephen Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Greco has written a life-affirming yet melancholy, John O'Hara-like analysis of post-baby-boom-meets-millennial-queer Big Apple society."
Greco (Dreadnought, 2009, etc.) slides a slice of American gay culture under the literary microscope. Read full book review >

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Dracaena Marginata by Donald Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2014

"A unique, emotional novel about lifelong companionship and brutal social injustice."
An intense, uplifting third novel from Greco (Tommy the Quarterback, 2012, etc.) that maps an unlikely friendship as it confronts adulthood, prejudice and the mistreatment of the mentally ill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"A quick, easy read that falls short of expectations."
Greco's (Dreams, 2010) second novel features a young woman in pursuit of answers to a family mystery. 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

WINDOWS WITH BIRDS by Karen Ritz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Touching, unique and wise, a perfectly pitched tale of acceptance of the inevitable changes of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lives in a house "that [has] windows with birds, / twenty-six stairs, / twenty- hiding places, and / one foolish mouse in the basement." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

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ONE PUPPY, THREE TALES by Karen Salmansohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Trite, semi-legible, and over-designed. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Only readers who can tackle Marissa Moss's Amelia's Notebook (1995) and its sequels without eyestrain will be comfortable reading this hand-written, neon-colored monologue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST KWANZAA by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A solid, sweet, and meaty choice for holiday reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With colorful collage and mixed-media illustrations alongside brief, yet informative text, Katz's latest offers youngsters an engaging introduction to the African-American holiday. Read full book review >