Search Results: "Karen Hanson Stuyck"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2000

"Gruesome and completely fascinating, but requires translation."
A gripping tale of four sailors adrift at sea—and the cabin boy eaten to sustain the remaining three—by British journalist Hanson. Read full book review >

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MONK EASTMAN by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A quirky study that intriguingly snapshots a city in time as well as a life."
Hanson (Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War, 2006, etc.) pursues the glamour in New York City's Lower East Side gangland. Read full book review >

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Pilgrim Wheels by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2015

"A book about an impressive trek through unforgiving Western lands that offers a personal reflection and meditation on the art and science of cycling.
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A middle-aged cycling enthusiast takes a cross-country trip in this travel memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A fine addition to the single-issue science genre."
"From tropical rain forests to alpine meadows and arctic tundra, seed plants dominate landscapes and define ecosystems." In fact, they make up more than 90 percent of land flora. Read full book review >

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A SEASON FOR MANGOES by Regina Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

"The story is as sweet as the mango that Nana savored. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Through this gentle story of a Jamaican "sit-up" for a beloved grandmother who has recently died, readers will learn much about the love of family, customs and foods in the Jamaican culture. Read full book review >

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BABIES AND COOKIES by Mary Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"There's plenty of love between older and younger sister, so the effect is both funny and charming making this a great new addition. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl responds to her mother's description of babies with an alternate point of view. Read full book review >