Search Results: "Karen Novak"


BOOK REVIEW

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 WILDERNESS by Karen Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Still, for the most part, bringing little mystery and less revelation, The Wilderness is a barely engaging story about a less-than-interesting obsessive whose narcissistic selfishness becomes harder to swallow with each chapter."
A very private private investigator does everything to get to the bottom of an apparent murder, even when it includes ruining her family. Read full book review >

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INNOCENCE by Karen Novak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2003

"A gripping story of gothic horrors told in the clear light of a far-from-innocent small town."
A woman teetering on the edge of sanity has to investigate a crime involving her own daughter. Read full book review >

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FIVE MILE HOUSE by Karen Novak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Novak's striking debut works up to a climactic frenzy whose deepest revelations aren't about mysterious Eleanor, but about Leslie and the loyalties she once took for granted. (Author tour)"
A hundred years after a frightful murder spree leaves a New England house haunted, an equally haunted woman arrives from the city destined in spite of herself to break the curse—or repeat it. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY MONSTERS by Karen Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2002

"Shakespeare and once-a-decade duststorms fail to make Ordinary Monsters into anything but an ordinary story albeit about extraordinary things."
An alcoholic mother hits the road in search of her disappeared son and finds herself in a strange little California desert oasis: a story that doesn't quite find itself. 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 >

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A WISH FOR YOU by Matt Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A sweetly packaged view that a family of three beats two! (Picture book. 1-5)"
In this lighthearted chronicle of the making of a family, text and art deliver an affirmative message. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is not the serious work we have come to expect from Novak. (Author tour)"
Glimpses of a fruitful discussion can be found here, despite the effort to hide them behind erudite claptrap. Read full book review >

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FLIP FLOP BOP by Matt Novak
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Fun for fans of flip-flops and summer. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What better way to herald the end of school and the start of summer than by ditching shoes and socks and donning flip-flops? Read full book review >