Search Results: "Karen Karbo"


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MOTHERHOOD MADE A MAN OUT OF ME by Karen Karbo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A sometimes-strained storyline, but Brooke's infectious verve and wry commentary on mothers and fathers—as well as on men and women—more than compensate."
The latest from Karbo (The Diamond Lane, 1991, etc.), a witty and astringent take on motherhood, crackles with insights and humor in detailing a woman's responses to her own first child—and to the pregnancy of her unmarried friend, who's been wooed by a local blueblood. Read full book review >

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THE STUFF OF LIFE by Karen Karbo
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Karbo's wit even in the worst of times brightens what could have been just another dreary disease drama."
Wrenchingly sad and remarkably funny account of one woman's attempt to ease her stiff-upper-lip father through his final illness. Read full book review >

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JULIA CHILD RULES by Karen Karbo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A lighthearted trek through a food icon's life, studded with satisfying tips for modern living."
Karbo's (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman, 2011, etc.) delightful foray into Julia Child's life blends entertaining facts with Child-inspired lessons for living the good life. Read full book review >

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MINERVA CLARK GOES TO THE DOGS by Karen Karbo
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"But this fairly typical teenager will take her place next to Nancy Drew as a prime crime case-cracker. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Her dad is always out of town on business, and her mother left with her boyfriend to teach yoga in Santa Fe, so Minerva is being raised by her three older brothers. Read full book review >

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MINERVA CLARK GETS A CLUE by Karen Karbo
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Identity development and identity theft are the pivots of this summer-fare whodunit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A laugh-out-loud read that will delight divorced readers and children of broken homes alike."
A collection of witty anecdotes in which a 30-something woman combines her divorced friends' stories with her own experiences of marital breakdown to explore the chaotic divorce culture of the late-20th century. Read full book review >

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THE DIAMOND LANE by Karen Karbo
Released: May 9, 1991

"A tighter focus on the latter might have transformed a novel that, for all its offbeat charm and funny moments, is too slack, diffuse, and underplotted to pull a reader through."
In her highly praised debut, Karbo told the bittersweet stories of Russian ÇmigrÇs in Los Angeles (Trespassers Welcome Here, 1989); this is a more lighthearted ramble through the City of Angels, part Hollywood satire, part domestic comedy. 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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IN PRAISE OF DIFFICULT WOMEN by Karen Karbo
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Inspiring reading about women who have shown 'that it's all right to occupy our humanity.'"
Karbo (Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life, 2013, etc.) sketches the lives of 29 extraordinary women. 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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2013

"Often-heard, occasionally useful advice on how to be a successful mom and partner."
Practical advice on mothering and being a wife. Read full book review >