Search Results: "Karen Schreck"


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WHILE HE WAS AWAY by Karen Schreck
Released: May 1, 2012

"A strong entry in the growing genre of fiction about the Iraq war. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When her boyfriend David leaves for a stint in Iraq, Penna is anxious and devastated, but eventually she finds ways to cope. Read full book review >

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DREAM JOURNAL by Karen Halvorsen Schreck
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"For teens who want edgier melodrama than Lurlene McDaniel's. (Fiction. YA)"
Hoping to make sense of her dreams—and life—16-year-old Livy Moore begins a dream journal over the summer, as her mother approaches the final weeks of her long-fought struggle with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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SING FOR ME by Karen Halvorsen Schreck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Hits all the right notes."
A young woman is torn between her church's principles and her passion for secular music—and a forbidden love—in Schreck's delicately tuned debut set in Depression-era Chicago. 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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TKO by Tom Schreck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Answering the bell for round two (On the Ropes, 2007), Duffy remains refreshingly iconoclastic, though subplot clutter slows his footwork."
Pug/shamus/social worker Duffy Dombrowski must decide if his newest needy client is also a serial killer. Read full book review >

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ON THE ROPES by Tom Schreck
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Occasionally over the top, but warmhearted, tough, funny Duffy makes it a promising debut."
Duffy Dombrowski: heart of a social worker, schnoz of a shamus. 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 >