Search Results: "Karen Hanson Stuyck"


BOOK REVIEW

A NOVEL WAY TO DIE by Karen Hanson Stuyck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 2008

"Stuyck (Fit to Die, 2006, etc.) puts first things first, producing a solid mystery enlivened but not overpowered by family drama."
A criminology professor puts aside her own problems to find out what killed her mystery-writer mother. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY DUMPSTER by Karen Hanson Stuyck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"Stuyck's follow-up to Lauren's debut (Fit to Die, 2006) fleshes out her heroine's profile, but it's still too early to tell whether Lauren is a keeper."
An out-of-work journalist ghosts a memoir only to risk becoming a spirit herself. Read full book review >

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FIT TO DIE by Karen Hanson Stuyck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 2006

"Chatty and endearing in a Susan Isaacs sort of way, although the plot of Stuyck's debut ultimately falls apart."
Never mess with a hungry woman—or underestimate her stamina. Read full book review >

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DO YOU REMEMBER ME NOW? by Karen Hanson Stuyck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2011

"Stuyck (A Novel Way to Die, 2008, etc.) offers a peek back into the creepy side of high school, with an equally creepy puzzle thrown in."
A bullied teenager returns home to find someone killing off her former tormenters. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An unrefined but rich trove of information about a major historical figure who has largely been forgotten."
In this biography, author Michael explores the twin questions of who was truly America's first president and why has he been forgotten? 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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THE WONDER by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Few books so truthfully represent a child's wandering, unwavering wondering. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A boy daydreams, wondering "where the birds are flying to," "who makes the clouds," "what the best playground in the world might be like," "what the crossing guard's sign would taste like," and "how the stars shine." Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >