Search Results: "Karin Gundisch"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW I BECAME AN AMERICAN by Karin Gundisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Gündisch's research and use of primary sources serves her well; the result is believable, interesting, and entertaining. (Fiction. 9-12)"
During the early days of the 20th century, Mama asks Johann to write the story of their journey from Germany to America because she wants all the children to remember everything they lived through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMMI'S GIFT by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The illustrator's skillful painting and the softness of her expressive pencil work beautifully impart this gentle tale about the power of receiving—and of giving in return. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Immi is alone in her icy, white world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAR GIRL by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Warm and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can a little girl keep her favorite star? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIPLOMAT'S DAUGHTER by Karin Tanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A gorgeously sweeping tale of the transcendence of love."
As World War II looms, three young people face internment, violence, and shattered futures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRETTY GIRLS by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Slaughter (Cop Town, 2014, etc.) is so uncompromising in following her blood trails to the darkest places imaginable that she makes most of her high-wire competition look pallid, formulaic, or just plain fake."
Twenty-four years after a traumatic disappearance tore a Georgia family apart, Slaughter's scorching stand-alone picks them up and shreds them all over again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COP TOWN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2014

"There's nothing pretty about this divided cop town, but in exposing its ugliness, Slaughter forces us to question whether times really have changed."
A gritty procedural in which the streets of 1970s Atlanta are just as dangerous for cops as for criminals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD INTENTIONS by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Sejer's questioning, the diary, an accident at Jon's funeral, a kitten Reilly rescues from the woods—they all pave the way for a climax with strong echoes of Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale."
Norway's Inspector Konrad Sejer is less an agent or character than a brooding presence in this slim, penetrating tale of a falling-out among conspirators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"As usual in this white-hot series (Fractured, 2008, etc.), the ongoing psychological warfare and the physical violence that punctuates it are far more memorable than the unmasking of the real killer."
A Georgia student's murder is solved all too quickly and violently—in a way that tears apart her community, fuels the hatred between Det. Lena Adams and former Medical Examiner Sara Linton, and promises still further violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND REACH by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"As if Lena and Sara hadn't been through enough, the fadeout suggests that they're not going to get much respite in between books either."
Slaughter returns from a stand-alone (Triptych, 2006) to the adventures of Medical Examiner Sara Linton and Det. Lena Adams, in a case that feels more like a chapter in an ongoing family saga than a discrete novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSCUT by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"It's not easy to transcend a model like Patricia Cornwell, but Slaughter does so in a thriller whose breakneck plotting and not-for-the-squeamish forensics provide grim manifestations of a deeper evil her mystery trumpets without ever quite containing."
If novels were sold with parental advisories, Dr. Sara Linton's second case (after Blindsighted, 2001) would be plastered with every warning notice they make. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT GIRLS LEARN by Karin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"In the end, this drama remains, like its sturdy heroine, well- intentioned but bland."
From the Brooklyn-based Cook, an earnest coming-of-age tale featuring two sisters from Atlanta whose mother dies of breast cancer—standard first-novel fare that never provokes, never offends, and never sparks much interest, either. Read full book review >