Search Results: "Karen Sandstrom"


BOOK REVIEW

WEIRD?  (ME, TOO!)  LET'S BE FRIENDS by Sara Holbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"A playful yet thoughtful look at the many manifestations of friendship—through words, teasing, physical play—just right for the mid-elementary crowd. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Performance poet Holbrook teams up again with Sandstrom (Zombies! Read full book review >

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ZOMBIES! by Sara Holbrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"This is good classroom poetry, though, if not verse for the ages. (Poetry. 9-11)"
"He called on me. / My answer's wrong. / Caught like a squirrel / on an open lawn. / Standing alone, / twiddling my paws, / frozen in place, / working my jaws. / I'd like to bolt, / but where? / I moan. / Could anyone / be more / alone?" 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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THE DEVIL DOWN HOME by Eve K. Sandstrom
Released: Dec. 18, 1991

"Their rebellious, contrary-to- small-town vision is sorely missed."
In a disappointing second in the Sam and Nicky Titus series (Death Down Home, 1990), Sandstrom turns Holton, Oklahoma, into a generic ain't-small-town-America-cute? locale. Read full book review >

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Released: May 14, 1993

"Fine background detail, however, and endearing characters in this third adventure for Sam and Nicky (The Devil Down Home, Death Down Home)."
Photographer and former Army brat Nicky Titus, wife of Sam, the Catlin County, Oklahoma, sheriff, narrates this tale of modern- day cattle-rustling—which begins with the hit-and-run death of hard-pressed rancher Joe Pilkington. Read full book review >

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BABY'S BIG BUSY BOOK by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Little fingers will enjoy exploring these pages again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A day in Baby's life, with flaps, textures, sparkly bling, and mirrors to explore. Read full book review >

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WINDOWS WITH BIRDS by Karen Ritz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Touching, unique and wise, a perfectly pitched tale of acceptance of the inevitable changes of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cat lives in a house "that [has] windows with birds, / twenty-six stairs, / twenty- hiding places, and / one foolish mouse in the basement." Read full book review >

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MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >