Search Results: "Karen Mahoney"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WOOD QUEEN by Karen Mahoney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Readers of the previous book will welcome this addition and wait impatiently for the next book in the series. (Urban fantasy. 13-16)"
The Iron Witch (2011) ended with the restoration of Donna Underwood's friends and the death of the monster that haunted her nightmares. However, Donna's first journal entry in this sequel states that her "dreams are still full of fear and pain, even though it is a different sort of fear and a new kind of pain," promising an exciting installment in this fantasy series. 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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THE STONE DEMON by Karen Mahoney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2013

"This engrossing series conclusion does justice to its kick-ass heroine, her funny sidekick and a vulnerable romantic interest. (Urban fantasy. 13-16)"
"And then there's Demian. He may be a demon—the king of the demons—but at least he's true to his nature." Donna Underwood's final journal entry indicates a sneaking respect for the enemy she faces in the exciting finish of the Iron Witch trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE IRON WITCH by Karen Mahoney
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"This story has it all for fans of (sub)urban: vicious adversaries, devoted friendship and first romance. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
This book begins and ends with a diary entry from the journal of Donna Underwood, whose strongest childhood memory—seeing her father killed—was followed by her mother's entry to a private sanatorium. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 27, 2003

"Spiritual solace remains elemental, Mahoney finds, the urge for direct personal experience with the divine. She conveys a genuine sense of spiritual mindfulness on the road and there is no denying these pilgrimages paid her back in full."
An affecting visit to the ancient, humbling act of pilgrimage. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2003

"A career peak."
The eighth, and funniest, police procedural from the retired NYPD captain (The Protectors, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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A LIKELY STORY by Rosemary Mahoney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"In some ways, an unusually sharp magazine piece padded out to book length—but, nevertheless, a stylish memoir that recalls a legendary crusader caught with her armor down. (First serial to Vanity Fair and Elle)"
Bitter humor and painful honesty permeate this look back in anger 20 years to a summer spent by Mahoney (Whoredom in Kimmage: Irish Women Coming of Age, 1993, etc.) as domestic aide to Lillian Hellman, pictured here as conniving, hypocritical, abusive, and querulous in coping with age. Read full book review >

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ONCE IN, NEVER OUT by Dan Mahoney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"A superb effort from an emerging master of the genre. (Author tour)"
A police procedural that combines workmanlike genre detail, film-me-please Hollywood violence, and a routine catch-the-psycho plot—and succeeds wonderfully. Read full book review >