Search Results: "Karen Ostrove"


BOOK REVIEW

RISE AND SHINE by Karen Ostrove
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Children who visit their grandparents in senior housing may find this especially welcome. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-5)"
An old recipe written in Yiddish inspires a visit to the local Jewish senior residence to translate its directions for making challah. 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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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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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

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1998

"Perhaps Blixen must remain strangely unfathomable: a creature wrought in her own imagination and projected onto the page."
paper 0-9643893-9-8 A thorough if somewhat plodding biography. Read full book review >

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THE POISON TREE by Erin Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"A well-turned story that will linger in readers' minds."
British journalist Erin Kelly's debut suspense novel is a richly shaded work crammed with atmosphere, quirky characters and intricate plotting. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A compelling account of abuse so repellent as to sometimes defy credulity."
Psychiatrist Baer recalls "the most important and deeply fascinating experience of my professional life"—his many sessions with a patient suffering from dissociative identity disorder. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DESIRES OF A SOCCER MOM by Robyn Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2006

"Desperate Housewives with a high cringe quotient."
When one of her best friends dies, a suburban wife and mother suspects murder. Read full book review >

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QUIETER THAN SLEEP by Joanne Dobson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But suspicion is distributed more generously than are clues to the hard-to-believe killer."
Has anybody kept actuarial statistics on those faculty parties? Read full book review >

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THE HOMING by John Saul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A skillful manipulation of primal fears about the natural world and the corruption of innocence."
In his contrived but fast-paced thriller, bestselling novelist Saul (Guardian, 1993) does for insects what Hitchcock's The Birds did for our feathered friends. Read full book review >