Search Results: "Karen Harrington"


BOOK REVIEW

COURAGE FOR BEGINNERS by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"With gallows humor and believable small victories, this unusual novel is a window into making friends and facing fears. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Harrington (Sure Signs of Crazy, 2013) offers another perceptive story of a resilient preteen coping with a parent's mental illness. Read full book review >

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SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Readers intrigued by the premise of this moving story will sympathize with the plucky protagonist and rejoice in the way her summer works out. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Worried that she will grow up to be crazy like her mother or alcoholic like her father, rising seventh-grader Sarah Nelson takes courage from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, writing letters to Atticus Finch and discovering her own strengths. Read full book review >

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MAYDAY by Karen Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A fine character-driven tale that slowly grows to a crescendo of satisfaction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After surviving a plane crash, Wayne has plenty to cope with. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES, YOU ARE YUMMY! by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A nifty way to get preschoolers up and moving, made even more effective by the accompanying music (available for download from the publisher). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Indie rock musician and author/illustrator Harrington appropriately combines his musical and artistic skills in this creative take on such music and movement games as "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Tim Harrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The shoe is on the other foot when these talented piggies get their due, so consider this for storytimes or households that need an extra kick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The lead singer of the indie rock band Les Savy Fav takes some time to consider the secret lives of toes. Read full book review >

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COLUMBO by William Harrington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 1995

"Lots of action, gore, and sex in a fast-moving, well-crafted diversion that lacks the texture and tension of the author's legal thrillers."
The overriding question in Harrington's third Columbo saga (Columbo: The Helter Skelter Murders, 1994, etc.) is not who killed tawdry superstar Regina, drowned in her Beverly Hills swimming pool, but who is the old man living in her mansionthe one she slept with most nights and called Grandpa? Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 2012

"Intriguing storylines, creatures and weapons, but the human component is lacking."
In Martin's debut fantasy tale, warring states wage bloody battles in a parallel universe. Read full book review >

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PERCEPTION by Kim Harrington
Released: March 1, 2012

"A smart, paranormal mystery ride. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
This first sequel to Clarity (2011) delivers an even more involving, polished and downright nifty mystery. Read full book review >

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Glimpsing Into the Kingdom by Paul Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"A book with challenging, uplifting messages that may spark valuable discussions about the community of faith."
Harrington, in his debut, interprets a collection of parables for readers seeking the kingdom of God in everyday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Sometimes moving, sometimes motionless."
Washington Post reporter converts from D.C. yuppie to Kentucky rabbit hunter—in this sometimes portentous memoir by the author of Crossings (1993). Read full book review >

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DARK RIDE by Kent Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"The grisly, deadpan, unnervingly comic tone makes you wonder if Jim Thompson hasn't risen from the grave."
Boy meets girl, boy and girl take turns handcuffing each other to bed, boy and girl plot to kill girl's husband in this sex-soaked noir debut. Read full book review >

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A Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear? by Stephanie Harrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A sometimes-rambling and melodramatic tale, but one that remains compelling."
Harrington's debut novel revolves around the trials and tribulations of a girl abandoned by her birth parents and unloved by her adoptive mother—but who's determined to make something of herself. Read full book review >