Search Results: "Karen Kingsbury"


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THE BRIDGE by Karen Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A sentimental romance with a religious foundation, albeit with no confrontation of difficult metaphysical questions, this is sure to bring believers joy."
Facebook, Twitter and assorted other modern gadgetry provide a central link in Kingsbury's latest Christian romance, one in which a dash of old-world paternalism sparks the action. 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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FIFTEEN MINUTES by Karen Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Though Kingsbury's writing is serviceable, Zack's interior life, which is consumed by guilt, worry, shame, reticence and insecurity, becomes a drain on the novel's momentum."
Christian novelist Kingsbury offers a faith-based look at an American Idol-style show and the inherent spiritual risks placed upon the contestants. Read full book review >

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THE CHANCE by Karen Kingsbury
Released: March 5, 2013

"Will appeal mainly to Kingsbury devotees, as well as lovers of religious tracts…and basketball."
Another weeper from Christian-fiction diva Kingsbury, this time featuring a prayerful NBA star and his long-lost first love. 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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LET’S HAVE A DADDY DAY by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Andreasen's soft-focus, dappled images depict the actions hypothesized without substantially expanding on the text. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A father outlines to his two children all the fun they might have together on a Daddy Day. Read full book review >

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GO AHEAD AND DREAM by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A superficial sketch, driven far more by its worthy agenda than by any effort or evident desire to connect with real readers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
An NFL quarterback and the "Queen of Christian Fiction" (so styled by Time magazine) deliver a heaping shovelful of sugary inspiration. 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 >

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WE BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Brown's attractive illustrations include a multiethnic cast in the Christmas pageant and a lovely view of a girl playing the role of Mary on the cover. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This bestselling inspirational author offers a heartfelt holiday story about a family's participation in a traditional Christmas pageant at their church, contrasting the meaning behind the first Christmas with modern, secular celebrations. Read full book review >

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HALF A LIFELONG ROMANCE by Eileen Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"With compelling protagonists and a host of memorable supporting characters, this novel tells an emotionally complex story with a number of powerful moments."
Two star-crossed lovers navigate romantic confusion, familial interference, and looming war in this novel, set in China in the 1930s and '40s. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN A FALLEN CITY by Eileen Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A major rediscovery."
Entrenched cultural values collide with rapid social change in this collection of the stories and novellas of the late (1920-95) Chinese author. Read full book review >