Search Results: "Karen Sandler"


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AWAKENING by Karen Sandler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Longer than it should be, with a romance thread that's dry as toast—but fans of genetic engineering and shadowy rebellions will find much to like. (map, glossary) (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Despite clumsy prose, the second Tankborn entry presents exciting new mysteries about genetic engineering, illness and rebellions. Read full book review >

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REBELLION by Karen Sandler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2014

"With rebellions, ideological questions and a nonwhite, not-entirely-heterosexual cast, this series is a strong addition to the genre. (glossary) (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Surprising new obstacles crop up in the Tankborn series finale. Read full book review >

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TANKBORN by Karen Sandler
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good option for science-fiction fans interested in genetic engineering, rebellion and class issues. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Advanced genetic engineering and upsettingly plausible caste oppression keep pages turning in this futuristic science fiction tale. 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 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 1992

"First-rate, sobering, and inspired. (Forty b&w illustrations- -not seen.)"
An expert recounting of the Tuskegee Airmen, the four all- black fighter squadrons that pioneered the desegregation of the US Army Air Corps. Read full book review >

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COWBOYS by Martin Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
An album of period photos, paintings, advertisements and posters culled from the collections of the Library of Congress. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"Recommended as an alternative perspective on an often emotionally fraught discussion."
Journalist Sandler (Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement, 2006), an only child and mother of one, examines research, literature and anecdotal accounts on "singletons" who have been maligned as lonelier, less social and more troubled than peers raised with siblings. Read full book review >

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HOW THE BEATLES CHANGED THE WORLD by Martin W. Sandler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A well-researched and attractively presented look in words and pictures at how the ever-popular Beatles did indeed change the world. (discography, sources, bibliography, further reading & surfing; not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From their early performances in Liverpool to the present, this lavishly illustrated account examines the enduring influence of the Beatles on music and culture over the past 50 years. Read full book review >