Search Results: "Karen Marie Matthews"


BOOK REVIEW

The Legend of Lizard Lick by Karen Marie Matthews
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A wholesome, down-home children's book, with fine illustrations and a kid-friendly moral."
A delightful folk tale for children about friendship, forgiveness and how Lizard Lick, N.C., got its name. Read full book review >

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Released: June 2, 2012

"A hopeful novella that aims to provide the comfort of a prayer."
In Hart's (Zebra, 2012, etc.) novella, a guardian angel's growing curiosity leads her to tell lies to God. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTAL HIGHLANDER by Karen Marie Moning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Nonstop action for fans of paranormal romance: another lusty fantasy from Moning (The Dark Highlander, not reviewed, etc.)."
Brawny fairies strut their stuff. Read full book review >

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HOLOGRAM by Karen Marie Hart
Released: April 16, 2012

"A fun family drama with a side of the mysterious and ghostly."
A family, haunted by loss, suspicion and restless spirits, plays the central role in Hart's debut novel. Read full book review >

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ICED by Karen Marie Moning
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Fast-paced, with nonstop action set in a fascinating urban fantasy world of Dublin under siege, this is a smart, bold and textured success."
When the ancient Fae of Irish legend break down the walls between their world and ours, a 14-year-old girl creates an odd alliance of monsters and men to save humanity and her beloved city of Dublin. Read full book review >

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INTO THE DREAMING by Karen Marie Moning
Released: April 24, 2012

"This is a short fantasy, laced with lots of steamy sex and a dash of humor. The additional material (more than 100 pages), which includes a proposal for a romance that was never published and a deleted segment from another book, seems rather self-serving and unnecessary, of interest to only the most die-hard fans."
A long-out-of-print novella by Moning (The Immortal Highlander, 2004, etc.) that's padded with previously unpublished bits and pieces of her writing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"Thoughtful personal reflection and nitty-gritty political scheming: an important contribution to the always fascinating story of the scramble for power. (B&w illustrations)"
A gripping exploration of women as politicians—and a primer for those befuddled by what the ``women's vote'' really is. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DIFFERENT LIKE COCO by Elizabeth Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The endpapers are covered with quotations from Chanel: 'Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury.' (timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
With an economy of storyline and a strong sense of style, Matthews distills the contradictory life of Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel into a neat and fashionable package. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2007

"Opening scenes of a junk-strewn industrial wasteland that is transformed by the end into grassy, rolling hills add an environmental subtext to this seemingly simple yet multilayered import. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with scarlet poultry that pops right out of the black-and-white woodcut illustrations, this variation on "Little Red Hen" offers unusual visual impact, as well as a gentle suggestion that children are not culpable for the sins of their parents. Read full book review >

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JOHN RILEY’S DAUGHTER by Kezi Matthews
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2000

"Matthews's strength is that she creates no villains, but sees all her characters, even the most deeply flawed, with a compassionate eye. (Fiction. 12-14)"
It's 1973, and Memphis Riley, who's just turned 13, has had an explosive fight with her aunt Clover, a 29-year-old woman whom a childhood bout with meningitis left "broken inside her head." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Valuable reporting on a profoundly important question."
Peace in the Middle East is one of the world's great desiderata, and the Bush administration professes to want it. Why, then, asks former Baltimore Sun correspondent Matthews, is the prospect for peace so dim? Read full book review >